Illinois Gaming

Illinois Gaming Expansion

After several years of discussion of gaming expansion in Illinois – especially for casino expansion – the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Pritzker have...
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Business Tax Extenders Getting More Focus from Tax-Writing Committees

A preliminary draft of provisions for House legislation extending temporary tax breaks would renew the expired breaks through 2019 while moving up the expiration...
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Michael Best Strategies Hosts D.C. Open House

On Wednesday, May 1st, Michael Best & Friedrich and Michael Best Strategies hosted an open house in their new Washington, D.C. office. Held on...
Tobacco 21 Legislation

The Push for Tobacco 21 in Wisconsin

Raising the Minimum Tobacco Age As the trend of raising the minimum age to buy tobacco continues nationwide, support for similar measures is gaining traction...
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Veto Power in Wisconsin – Part 2

Balance of power in Wisconsin The partial veto power, even after its reductions in 1990 and 2008, remains a potent tool that is exclusive to...
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Illinois Raises Tobacco Age

A new law makes Illinois the eighth state to raise the minimum age requirement to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Last year,...
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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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