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Feb 14, 2017, 11:49 ET Pennsylvania Releases Guidance Indicating Broad Taxability for Services to Canned Software

Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue issued a letter ruling clarifying the broad application of sales and use tax to services provided...


Feb 14, 2017, 10:10 ET Members Of Congress, Retired Military Generals And Others Ask Supreme Court To Take Sterling Case

In an unusual occurrence in Supreme Court practice, seven parties have filed amicus briefs with the Supreme Court at the cert stage, asking the...


Feb 14, 2017, 10:00 ET California Assembly Member Patrick O'Donnell Introduces AB 485, A Life-Saving Bill To Mandate Adoptions Of Rescue And Shelter Dogs, Cats, And Rabbits Offered In Pet Shops

Social Compassion In Legislation (SCIL), a leading California-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to finding solutions for the...


Feb 14, 2017, 09:48 ET Advocates to Storm Tennessee State Capitol to Request Resources for Health Professionals to Help Fight Suicide

Each year in the United States, suicide claims over 40,000 lives – more than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. On average one person...


Feb 14, 2017, 08:56 ET Advocates to Storm Texas State Capitol to Request Resources to Help Fight Suicide

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in Texas. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from the Texas chapters of the...


Feb 14, 2017, 06:30 ET Aspen Institute Appoints Alastair Fitzpayne to Direct Future of Work Initiative

The Aspen Institute announced today that Alastair Fitzpayne has been appointed director of its Future of Work Initiative. Most recently, Fitzpayne...


Feb 13, 2017, 12:47 ET Senate Bill 123 Seeks To Strengthen Patient Choice In Georgia

Sen. Hunter Hill (R-Atlanta) last week introduced Senate Bill 123, legislation that would strengthen patient choice and access in Georgia. SB123...


Feb 13, 2017, 09:00 ET CompTIA Finalizes Agenda for 2017 D.C. Fly-In and Tech Policy Summit

More than 180 technology executives and business owners from across the country are expected Feb. 14-15 for the 2017 CompTIA DC Fly-In organized by...


Feb 13, 2017, 07:00 ET Study Finds States Scrambling to Retain Baseload Power, Natural Gas Generation Also At Risk

A study released today found states around the country are continuing to advance innovative strategies aimed at keeping coal and nuclear power...


Feb 10, 2017, 09:00 ET Allied Charities of Minnesota testifies in support of Community Vitality Investment Act before House Commerce Committee

Last year, the Aitkin Lion's Club contributed nearly $53,000 from its charitable gaming operations to improve the community. But the funds raised...


Feb 10, 2017, 08:48 ET The Fiduciary Rule Lives On in Texas, Only to Die in Washington, DC

Yesterday, Chief U.S. District Judge of the Northern District of Texas issued a "stinging court defeat" to the lobbying arms of the big banks – the...


Feb 09, 2017, 15:18 ET Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Joins Tony Perkins on the Radio to Discuss the Texas Privacy Act

Yesterday, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which airs on more than 240 stations...


Feb 09, 2017, 13:30 ET New Analysis: Middle-Skill Gap Means Colorado Employers Struggle to Fill Key Jobs

Employers in Colorado face a shortage of sufficiently trained workers to fill middle-skill jobs, according to a new analysis issued by the National...


Feb 09, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 9: House Rules

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: HOUSE RULES Profile America — Thursday, February 9th. On this date...


Feb 08, 2017, 19:55 ET Jeff Sessions Unparalleled Choice for Attorney General, Says FAIR

The following statement was released by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) congratulating Senator Jeff...


Feb 08, 2017, 17:51 ET ATA Infrastructure Task Force Meets with Secretary Chao, Congressional Leaders

This week, members of the American Trucking Associations' Infrastructure Task Force travelled to Washington to meet with Transportation Secretary...


Feb 08, 2017, 13:07 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Testifies in Support of Pharmaceutical Price Transparency Bill to Help Control Health Insurance Costs

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller testified before the House Insurance Committee in favor of House Bill 161 (HB 161), sponsored by House...


Feb 08, 2017, 12:49 ET ProfNet Experts Available on Supreme Court, Executive Orders, More

Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. You can also submit a query to the...


Feb 08, 2017, 11:26 ET In Day of Action, More Than 35 State Municipal League Executive Directors and Officers Join NLC to Advocate for City Priorities on Capitol Hill

In a day of action on Capitol Hill, more than 35 executive directors and local leaders from more than 20 state municipal leagues have come to...


Feb 08, 2017, 10:53 ET SCPC Praises Rep. Doug Collins' Mission to Spotlight PBMs -- "Drug Industry's Middlemen"

Commenting on new reporting in Axios noting that U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) and others in Congress "are ready and willing" to shine a light on...


Feb 08, 2017, 10:13 ET Corporations and Trade Groups Ask DOT to Issue Hazmat Safety Rule Blocked by White House Regulatory Freeze

In a letter sent on February 3rd to incoming Secretary of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, 22 corporations and trade associations sought "the...


Feb 07, 2017, 18:14 ET Statement From Tusk/Montgomery Philanthropies Regarding Governor Wolf's Approval Of Critical Funds For School Breakfast For Low Income Students

The following is a statement from Tusk/Montgomery Philanthropies "We're living in a time of tremendous uncertainty and anxiety. Voters across...


Feb 07, 2017, 16:59 ET UFCW Local 1776 Supports Governor Wolf's Budget Proposal, Urges General Assembly To Adopt

Wendell W. Young IV, President of UFCW Local 1776, urged lawmakers to support Governor Tom Wolf's proposals to increase the minimum wage, close...


Feb 07, 2017, 12:29 ET FAIR Hails Much-Needed Reforms, Reductions to Outdated, Unfair Immigration System

The following statement was issued by Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) President Dan Stein while hailing the introduction of the...


Feb 07, 2017, 12:00 ET TODAY: Arina Grossu to Testify Before Washington State Legislature in Support of Religious Freedom

Arina Grossu, Director of the Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council, will testify today before the Washington State legislature...