Texas Update

Below please find a statement from ASAE’s President and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE: “As an update, the Texas Legislature special session concluded last night without the passage of discriminatory legislation that ASAE and many in our community were monitoring. ASAE commends Texas legislators, in particular Speaker Joe Straus, for having the courage to… Read more »

DC Paid Leave Hearing

Below please find a hearing notice for the DC Council regarding paid leave legislation. For more information contact the ASAE Public Policy team at publicpolicy@asaecenter.org. CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING on Bill 22-130, Paid Leave Compensation Act of 2017 Bill 22-133, Universal Paid Leave Compensation for Workers Amendment Act of… Read more »

Putting The Power of A to Work for You

Join us at ASAE’s Annual Meeting in Toronto for a special Power of A education session on Monday, August 14 at 9:00am in 205CD. Listen to top association CEOs share how The Power of A can help association executives communicate their challenges and their accomplishments to policymakers and the media and make advocacy more effective…. Read more »

DC Council Approves Budget, Tax Cuts

This week the DC Council took the first step towards approving the city’s budget and preserving tax cuts approved by Council in 2014. The cuts include an increase in the amount residents may exempt from the estate tax from $2 million to roughly $5.5 million. The business franchise tax will also be lowered from 9… Read more »

DHS Says Laptop Ban on Europe-US Flights Still Possible

Despite earlier reports that US officials had opted not to ban laptops on incoming flights from Europe, the Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that the decision has not been finalized. DHS responded to the Politico article by emphasizing that the ban could is still being considered. The proposed ban would prohibit large electronics, including… Read more »