Illinois’ Plan to Increase Minimum Wage

Illinois’ minimum wage will gradually increase starting next year. Governor JB Pritzker made increasing the minimum wage a central issue of his campaign for...

2018 Recap & 2019 Look-ahead: Energy Policy

Major U.S. Congressional Actions in 2018 – Energy Policy Appropriations The September Minibus spending bill for FY 19 includes an increase in spending for several...

Labor Department Unveils New Overtime Pay Requirements

On March 7, the Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled a long-awaited proposal to make roughly 1.1 million more workers eligible for overtime pay. The...

Illinois’ Economic Forecast Report

Moody's Analytics provided its latest Forecast Report to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability and gave some optimism to Illinois. Some highlights include: ...

2018 Recap & 2019 Look-ahead: Environmental Regulation

Major U.S. Congressional Actions in 2018 – Environmental Regulation America’s Water Infrastructure Act Bipartisan legislation to reauthorize funding for water infrastructure programs as well as...

2018 Recap & 2019 Look-Ahead: Defense

Major U.S. Congressional Defense Actions in 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 Authorized a $716 billion top-line budget for Defense in FY2019. Authorized...
Evan Zeppos

Zeppos Conducts Crisis Communication Training

Michael Best Strategies Principal and Senior Public Affairs Advisor Evan Zeppos recently conducted one of several crisis communication training sessions for employees of the...

2018 Recap & 2019 Look-ahead: Healthcare

Major U.S. Congressional Actions in 2018 – Healthcare SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act Includes reforms to Medicare and Medicaid to combat the opioid crisis. ...

Texas Oil and Gas Day at the Texas Capitol

Earlier this session, the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) hosted the industry’s second Texas Energy Day at the Capitol. Although it is a...
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President Trump Signs Spending Package, Declares National Emergency at Border

Combined with a spending package he signed on Friday to avert a government shutdown, President Trump declared a national emergency on the southern U.S....

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