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Legislative Newsletter – October 2018

Legislative Newsletter – October 2018

Texas Judge Blocks Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Following a legal challenge from business groups and bolstered by the Texas attorney general, the Texas Court of Appeals for the Third District blocked Austin’s paid sick leave ordinance from taking effect on October 1. The...
Legislative Newsletter – June 2018

Legislative Newsletter – June 2018

CLA, Lobbying Group Intervene to Protect Laundry Owners’ Sales Tax Exemption in Kentucky Laundry owners in Kentucky dodged a bullet this spring – a bullet aimed directly at their bottom line… in the form of a 6 percent sales tax. Due to the state’s more than $50...
Legislative Newsletter – April 2018

Legislative Newsletter – April 2018

Minimum Wage Update: Elections Driving Legislative Activity The last federal minimum wage increase – to $7.25 per hour, from $6.55 per hour – occurred on July 24, 2009. In the years since Congress last increased the minimum wage, state and local leaders across the...
Legislative Newsletter – January 2018

Legislative Newsletter – January 2018

Memo: Iowa GOP Looking to Expand State Sales Tax in 2018 Iowa Republicans apparently are taking a run at tax reform next year, according to a leaked memo that outlines an overall plan to pare down the income tax by beefing up the sales tax. Specifically, it proposes...
Legislative Newsletter – October 2017

Legislative Newsletter – October 2017

White House, Congressional Leaders Reveal Tax Reform Plan The White House and Congressional leaders have unveiled a new framework for tax reform, releasing a proposal that could ultimately become the first major rewrite of the tax code in 31 years. Leaders in both...