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Michael Best Strategies’ Trade Team Leads Success for Small Businesses

Over the past nine months, Michael Best Strategies’ trade team - including myself, Denise Bode, and Alex Nichols have been working with numerous small businesses...

Governor Veto Power in Wisconsin

History of the partial veto The governor of Wisconsin has always had package veto power, which, until the early 1900s, proved sufficient as a check...
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Leaders in the Federal Government Embrace Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology continues to garner the attention and trust of the federal government, recognizing that it can make our government more efficient, transparent, and...
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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...

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: ...

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...
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Exclusion Process Mandated by Congress on China List 3 Retaliatory Tariffs

In the recently passed appropriations legislation, Congress ordered the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office to create a process for requesting product-specific exclusions from...
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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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Border Wall Funding: The Texan Perspective

Now that border wall advocates have failed in their attempts to negotiate border wall funding out of a Democrat controlled Congress, President Trump last...

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