State AGs Urge FTC to Strengthen Telemarketing Sales Rule

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This week, 38 state Attorneys General (AGs) submitted comments to update the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the AGs called for a number of new requirements as part of the FTC’s rule review. The letter is led by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. (Note a letter of 36 state AGs constitutes an official position of the National Attorneys General Association).

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31 State Attorneys General Elected to Office

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Of the 50-state Attorneys General (AGs), 43 are elected. In 2014, 31 AGs were on the ballot of which 11 were open seats. Unofficial results are in, so meet the new Attorneys General.

  • Arizona: AG-elect Mark Brvovich (R), former Department of Gaming Director
  • Arkansas: AG-elect Leslie Rutledge (R), former Republican National Committee counsel
  • Colorado: AG-elect Cynthia Coffman (R), former Deputy Attorney General
  • Delaware: AG-elect Matthew Denn (D), Lieutenant Governor
  • Maryland: AG-elect Brian Frosh (D), State Senator
  • Massachusetts: AG-elect Maura Healy (D), former Deputy Attorney General
  • Nebraska: AG-elect Doug Peterson (R), former Assistant Attorney General
  • Nevada: AG-elect Adam Laxalt (R), former Navy JAG officer
  • New Mexico: AG-elect Hector Balderas (D), State Auditor
  • Texas: AG-elect Ken Paxton (R), State Senator
  • Wisconsin: AG-elect Brad Schimel (R), state prosecutor Continue reading this entry