American Water Works Assn Explains Value of Membership

“Associations come into being because they allow individuals and organizations to accomplish together what they cannot accomplish alone.  We not only accomplish more together, we accomplish it more efficiently.” “It should not surprise any of us that utilities are closely scrutinizing every cost they incur these days nor that a number of utility programs and… Read more »

Extending Tax Cuts Could Cost More than $5 Trillion

DES PLAINES, IL - MARCH 23: The top of a form 1040 individual income tax return for 2005 is seen atop a stack on the same at the Des Plaines Public Library March 23, 2006 in Des Plaines, Illinois. Americans are preparing for the income tax filing deadline next month whether using tax software, filing on the paper forms or using a tax preparer.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

A Congressional Research Service (CRS) report released October 27 said that if Congress were to permanently extend the expiring 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, it would cost more than $5 trillion over ten years, according to a story from the Bureau of National Affairs.  The report is actually an update of an earlier report on… Read more »

ASAE Requests Waiver for Grandfathered Plans

Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius speaks during a news conference to explain how the Obama administration is combating Medicare fraud and to release tips and information for Medicare beneficiaries to avoid medical identity theft at HHS headquarters in Washington on October 15, 2009. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg Photo via Newscom

After the administration recently granted waivers to some large employers struggling to comply with parts of the new health care law, ASAE this week reiterated its request that transitional relief be granted to small and medium-sized employers as well. ASAE’s comments are in response to the administration’s grandfather rules allowing companies to make modest adjustments… Read more »

ASAE 1099 Letter Has Over 550 Signatures

DES PLAINES, IL - MARCH 23:  Various tax forms for 2005 are seen at the Des Plaines Public Library March 23, 2006 in Des Plaines, Illinois. As next month

Associations from across the country joined in their opposition to the new 1099 requirements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by adding their names to the ASAE letter opposing the onerous paperwork burden.  ASAE’s letter, which was delivered to Congress in September, had signatures from over 550 association executives, staff, volunteer leaders, and… Read more »