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Economy

Falling Gas Prices Could Boost Consumer Spending

Increase In Spending Could Top $60 Billion In Year

Montana

Small Business Endorses Zinke for Congress

News Release--Pragmatic former lawmaker called better choice than political aide.

Illinois

LISTEN: NFIB Launches Radio Spot Supporting Rauner

State Director Kim Clarke Maisch says, "Bruce Rauner is clearly the best choice for small business."

Economy

Small Business Rates Legislators

NFIB Releases Biennial Voting Record

Michigan

NFIB Announces Endorsements In Multiple Congressional Races

Candidates across the state embody small business priorities

Pennsylvania

House Majority Leader Mike Turzai listens to NFIB small-business owners near Pittsburgh

These NFIB meetings help lawmakers learn what obstacles job creators face

New York

Collins Campaign Receives Backing of Small Business

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) supporting re-election of Congressman

Tennessee

NFIB: Vote YES on Amendment 3 (Income and Payroll Tax Ban)

If passed, the proposed state constitutional amendment would bar lawmakers from ever enacting a state income tax.

 

Small Business Headlines

Building a stronger economy by supporting small business | TheHill

Date: October 13, 2014

A survey of businesses found the ACA has led a quarter of respondents to fire employees and 16.5 percent say they have more part-time workers than full-time due to coverage expenses. It’s a similar story in Philadelphia where 18.2 percent of businesses are cutting jobs in response to the law.

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Whether Employees Must Be Paid for Time Spent In Security Screenings | The National Law Review

Date: October 13, 2014

Proskauer assisted with an amicus brief on behalf of several industry groups—the Retail Litigation Center, Inc., United States Chamber of Commerce, Society for Human Resource Management, National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center, and National Association of Manufacturers.

Opinion: The Apolitical Supreme Court Is Dead | MSN

Date: October 13, 2014

The next troubling ruling was in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, which upheld Obamacare and outraged conservatives. Many of the arguments from the conservative judges—both in opposition and in support of the majority ruling—made no sense. Justice Antonin Scalia was the king of inconsistency, turning upside down his interpretation of a prior case. Roberts’s opinion was a train wreck, made even messier by his efforts to once again sidestep precedents. Then there was the portion of the decision that declared Congress—despite its authority under the Constitution’s Spending Clause—could not require states to expand Medicaid eligibility to qualify for future grants. The reasoning was complicated, but the arguments by the conservative members of the court will come up again in ways they won’t like—and then they will probably ignore the precedent they have set.

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