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...

2018 Recap & 2019 Look-ahead: Technology

Major U.S. Congressional Actions in 2018 – Technology RAY BAUM’s Act • Reauthorized the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the first time in 28 years. • Directs...

Illinois Considering Statewide Plastic Bag Tax

In response to Illinois’ budget crisis, there have been a number of proposals discussed to increase the state’s revenue. Two proposals would make Illinois...

2018 Recap & 2019 Look-ahead: Tax

Major U.S. Congressional Actions in 2018 – Tax H.R. 1: Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) Permanently reduces the corporate tax to 21% and temporarily...
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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...

2018 Recap & 2019 Look-ahead: Financial Regulation

Major U.S. Congressional Actions in 2018 – Financial Regulation S. 2155 – Dodd-Frank Reform Republicans worked with moderate Democrats to change some parts of the...

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...

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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