The Louisiana Senate earlier today passed the revised version of House Bill 748, which was amended last week to clearly permit the use of professional certification credentials in the state. The bill, titled “The Occupational Licensing Review Act,” was intended to increase employment opportunities by loosening licensing requirements for certain jobs, but the bill text… Read more »

ASAE Public Policy is constantly gathering and sharing stories of how associations and nonprofits strengthen America. The stories you send us are included in our Power of A in Action web page to educate policymakers and other influencers about how our collective community benefits society more than any other sector. If you have not already… Read more »

In a letter to the IRS this week, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) suggested more than 30 changes to the Form 990 return filed by most tax-exempt organizations. The majority of the recommendations are technical in nature, though AICPA ranked more than half of them as “high” in both importance and urgency. Click here… Read more »

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The U.S. granted 13 percent fewer visitor visas over the past 12 months, according to State Department data analyzed by POLITICO. Of the 48 nations analyzed by POLITICO, 37 experienced a decline while only 11 were up from the 2016 monthly average. A State Department official contacted for comment said, “Visa demand is cyclical and… Read more »

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) announced yesterday a series of hearings on how well the new tax law is working. The first hearing in Ways and Means will take place May 16 and will focus on the positive economic developments since the Tax… Read more »