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: 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...

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: 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...

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...

What is the Dark Store Theory?

In Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers' first budget address Thursday evening, one of the proposals outlined was closing the dark store loophole. Here is a look...
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2018 Recap & 2019 Look-ahead: Trade

Major U.S. Congressional Actions in 2018 – Trade Section 232 Tariffs Implemented In March, President Trump announced “national security” tariffs of 10% on aluminum and...
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2018 Recap & 2019 Look-ahead: Immigration

Major U.S. Congressional Actions in 2018 – Immigration Securing America’s Future Act Introduced by retiring House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) as a bill favored...

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