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Labor

Truckers At Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports Vote To Strike

Fresh Round Of Disputes Could Further Hurt Regional Economy

Labor

Illinois Tollway Board Scraps Union Labor Requirement

Unions Blame Gov. Rauner, Claims He Wants To “Destroy” Them

Taxes

Philly Council Considers Bag Tax

Five Cent Fee Would Apply To Paper, Plastic

Regulation

Bitcoin Firm itBit Applies For New York Banking License

New York Could Approve Country’s First Bank Based On Cryptocurrency

Regulation

Massachusetts Governor Calls For New Financial Leadership Of Transit Agency

Baker Also Wants To Remove MBTA Outsourcing Restrictions

Regulation

Arizona Governor Ceremonially Signs Ride Sharing Bill

Law Standardizes Regulation Across State

Labor

Union Forces Minimum Wage At LA’s Small Theaters

Most Members Oppose Move By Actors Equity

Illinois

Crowdfunding Bill Advances in Legislature

The measure would make it easier for small businesses to find investors online.

 

Small Business Headlines

Few options for the biggest obstacle to tax reform | WashingtonExaminer.com

Date: April 24, 2015

NFIB Media and Communications Director Jack Mozloom responded to the exclusion of most small businesses in the country. "That kind of pick-and-choose approach argues against their own rationale for reforming the tax code in the first place," Jack said.

NFIB stands up for small business property rights | Nightly Business Report

Date: April 24, 2015

NFIB Senior Legal Counsel Beth Milito told CNBC that this case is about more than just raisins. “This is about what property is and what the government is required to do when it takes your property,” Beth said. “And, of course, raisins in our mind are property. The founders said property — they meant real property, tangible personal property.”

Bill to repeal health insurance tax gains steam in House | TheHill

Date: April 24, 2015

A bipartisan bill to help health insurance companies avoid fees under ObamaCare is now backed by a majority of House lawmakers, its sponsors announced Wednesday. “The overwhelming support to repeal the HIT shows that Congress agrees that America’s small businesses should not be burdened with yet another costly tax with no benefit to show for it,” said Amanda Austin, vice president of public policy at the National Federation of Independent Business.

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