ASAE’s GR Symposium is June 5

ASAE will host its Government Relations Symposium June 5 at the Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center in Washington, DC. This year’s conference will tackle some of the most challenging issues confronting association government relations professionals in the field and help them maximize their association’s influence and relationships with policymakers. The theme of this year’s… Read more »

April 6 is Global Meetings Industry Day

Leaders from the meetings and events industry will come together April 6, 2017 to support Global Meetings Industry Day with a worldwide series of advocacy events and rallies to showcase the power of meetings, conventions and exhibitions. Last year, partners of the Meetings Mean Business (MMB) coalition hosted over 100 events in more than 30… Read more »

DC Payroll Taxes Likely to Increase

The cost of doing business is about to go up in DC. On Tuesday the DC Council plans to pass a bill that will tax payroll .62% to create a government paid leave program. The final tax is likely to be tied to CPI and thus could increase in future years. The tax is projected… Read more »

DC Paid Leave Vote Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning the DC Council will take up the Universal Paid Leave Act for a first vote. We have shared with you our serious concerns with this legislation. I also wanted to make sure you saw the Washington Post editorial this morning. Titled, Send D.C.’s Paid Family Leave Plan Back to the Drawing Board, the… Read more »

DC Paid Leave Update

November 30, 2016 Update: Chairmen Mendelson’s new legislation can be found here. November 29, 2016 The DC Council Universal Paid Leave legislation appears to be moving forward quickly with passage likely by the end of December. Today Chairman Mendelson will release a new version of his legislation. Councilmember David Grosso has told the press this… Read more »