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Voice 23 november
If message is bad, messenger shall not be killed. Bad reports reflect bad society. By reporting it, a journalist is helping the world to correct itself. We have a Constitution which guarantees that no person shall be killed without the procedure established by law. But the lives of journalists are being taken by those who never respect the law. Leaders who take oath to work according to Constitution established by law, are hand in glove with the thugs and black money launderers in killing the rising voices of journalists against them.Even if a single journalist is murdered it breaches two fundamental rights – Right to life and Right to free of speech and expression. There are several kinds of killings in India other than murders for gain. Ordinary employees who complain about corruption to higher authorities – the whistle blowers, though they do not publicize their complaints or said anything. Everybody has a right to petition and complain, but they … [Read more...] about Don’t Kill the Voices – Punish the Expression Killers
ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATEAs Congress wrapped up the first session of the 113th Congress, the House and Senate came together to finalize several pieces of legislation, and policymakers prepared the way for changes to come in 2014.After the House passed the bipartisan budget deal week before last, the Senate sent the measure December 18 to President Obama for his signature. Senate Appropriations Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and House Appropriations Chair Hal Rogers (R-KY) have begun discussions and will be working through the new year to craft a 12-bill omnibus package that Congress will address when it returns in January. The House is expected to consider the measure by January 10 and the Senate is expected to take up the bill by January 13.The Senate also sent the National Defense Authorization Act to the president’s desk at the end of the week. That measure includes a provision that prohibits the Defense Department from using fiscal year 2014 funds for bulk purchases of drop-in … [Read more...] about Energy and Environmental Law Update – December 23, 2013
Energy and Climate DebateAfter the House failed to move forward with Speaker of the House John Boehner’s (R-OH) Plan B proposal to avoiding the fiscal cliff, President Obama called on Congress December 21 to pass a basic agreement on the fiscal cliff that would preserve middle class tax cuts and unemployment insurance funding, while laying the groundwork for growth and deficit reduction. However, the Administration has since expressed a willingness to settle for a less comprehensive package after a short Christmas recess, but doing so will still require bipartisan cooperation.An outcome for the tax extenders debate, as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations, remains up in the air. Whether or not $70 billion in tax extenders funding is even included in an final end of the year fiscal cliff avoidance package has yet to be determined, as Congress focuses primarily on blocking the full impact of $607 billion in tax increase and spending cuts scheduled to take effect in January. Though … [Read more...] about Energy & Environmental Law Update – December 23, 2012
Final Medicare Payment Rules. CMS released two important final payment rules late on Friday afternoon, setting Medicare reimbursement in 2014 for Home Health and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) providers. Home Health providers received little relief from the proposed payment rule issued this summer, as CMS instituted the fullest cut possible under the law, although it was slightly moderated from the proposed cut due to a technical correction. The proposed rule incorrectly applied a 3.5 percent cut to 2013 payment rates as opposed to 2010 rates, as required by the ACA, which CMS corrected in the final rule. Therefore, while the overall dollar amount was slightly moderated, CMS maintained the maximum allowable 3.5 percent annual cut, resulting in a total rebasing cut of 14 percent over 4 years. For ESRD, CMS cut reimbursement for dialysis services by 9.4 percent, or about $29 per treatment, phased in over three to four years. The cut … [Read more...] about Health Care Reform Update – Week of November 26, 2013