Legislative Update: Week of August 26, 2019

Aug 26, 2019


On Wednesday, the federal Department of Health and Human Services appealed a previous federal court’s ruling that blocked the requirement for drug manufacturers to include a drug’s list price in TV ads. However, this appeal was expected as the July ruling was a big loss for the Trump Administration’s efforts to reduce drug prices.  


Governor Baker will host the National Governors Association’s Infrastructure Stakeholder Summit on Monday and Tuesday, bringing together the governors of Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maryland to talk with transportation technology experts and policy advisors about ways to reduce congestion and boost economic competitiveness. According to the NGA, “the summit will feature two sessions on congestion relief — one detailing state strategies for multi-modal transportation investments and the other exploring advancements in technology that could hold the promise of reducing congestion for people and shipped goods.”

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