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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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GovCon Blog: DoD Report Highlights FY14 Spending Trends and Priorities in All 50 States


November 2, 2015

Although federal government defense spending grew significantly from 2000 to 2010, spending by the Department of Defense (DoD) has been on the decline ever since. The recent cut in defense spending can be attributed to the troop drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the Budget Control Act of 2011. With defense spending expected to decline by 28% between 2011 and 2019, the potential effects will differ across states and counties. The Defense Spending by State Fiscal Year 2014 Report examines defense spending in 2014 at the state and local levels for all 50 states. The report breaks down the $418 billion spent on payroll and contracts in the United States, which was equivalent to approximately 2.4% of U.S. GDP, or $1,312 per U.S. resident, and offers a glimpse into where and in what type of work DoD is spending its resources.

In Tennessee, the DoD report indicates that Tennessee received $2.4 billion in 2014, accounting for 0.8% of the state's GDP, and $361 per person. The total amount puts Tennessee 36 out of 50 states, and less 1% of total U.S. defense spending. In addition, it represents the fifth consecutive year of a decrease in DoD contract spending in Tennessee. Top contractors in Tennessee for 2014 included Aerospace Testing Alliance, BAE Systems, and UT-Battelle, with contract spending focused on services (37%), supplies (29%), R&D (21%) and construction (14%). In addition, almost 40% of DoD spending on contracts and payroll is focused in three counties: Shelby County (Memphis) with $452.2 million, Coffee County (Tullahoma) with $321.4 million and Sullivan County (Kingsport) with $211.1 million. Thus, although Tennessee did not receive significant defense spending, certain counties seem to reap most of the benefits and are holding on to their share of the overall spending. Furthermore, it is important to note that the report only pertains to DoD spending and does not take into account Department of Energy spending that also benefits certain parts of Tennessee.

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