Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle used Tax Day this week to make varying cases for or against the GOP tax law enacted in 2017. While multiple polls show a majority of Americans don’t think they got a tax cut at all, President Trump paid visits to several swing states this week to try… Read more »

Legislation was introduced last week in both the House and Senate to ensure small businesses and self-employed individuals continue to have access to association health plans (AHPs) under the Department of Labor’s AHP rule issued last year. Sens. Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced a bill to prevent thousands of people from losing… Read more »

ASAE will host a program April 1 from 3-5 p.m. to examine how association government relations professionals plan and execute a successful legislative fly-in to take their organizations’ advocacy messages directly to elected officials. The program, supported by ASAE’s Power of A program and the Government Relations Section Council, is part of ASAE’s Government Relations… Read more »

A year after essentially punting on the issue, the Supreme Court this week considered whether new limits on partisan gerrymandering are warranted. The process of how congressional district maps are drawn and altered has taken on increasing importance in recent years. The Supreme Court has never struck down a voting district as an unconstitutional partisan… Read more »

ASAE joined business and tourism leaders in Austin this week in opposing Senate Bill 17, a pending bill in the Texas Legislature that would weaken LGBTQ rights in the state. The bill, which would allow state-licensed professionals to deny services based on a “sincerely held religious belief,” advanced out of the Senate State Affairs Committee… Read more »

Association professionals from 23 states and the District of Columbia are preparing to visit Capitol Hill tomorrow as part of American Associations Day, ASAE’s annual legislative fly-in. During their meetings, American Associations Day participants will be urging lawmakers to support repeal of an unrelated business income tax on certain employee benefits provided by associations and… Read more »

ASAE is hosting a Facebook Live session March 27 to help guide association professionals through the application process for The Power of A Awards program. The Power of A Awards recognize how associations leverage their resources to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. ASAE is accepting Power of A Award applications… Read more »

The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing March 27 on the Republican tax overhaul of 2017. House Democrats have criticized the GOP tax law as disproportionately benefitting corporations and wealthy Americans at the expense of the middle class. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) has pointed to reports that taxpayers… Read more »

Associations and other tax-exempt groups could find it a lot more costly in the future to renew .org top-level domain names if a new contract proposed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is approved. ICANN, the entity that currently manages over 180 million domain names and four billion network addresses on… Read more »

ASAE is urging associations to sign on to a letter asking Congress to repeal the unrelated business income tax on certain employee benefits provided by associations and other tax-exempt organizations. The tax on nonprofit fringe benefits, such as parking and mass transit assistance, was implemented as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act…. Read more »