There’s still time to register for ASAE’s 2018 Government Relations Symposium June 11 at the Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center in Washington, DC. At this year’s symposium, industry experts will explore issues and provide guidance on developing a proactive approach to meet your GR goals even during chaotic political times. The conference agenda provides… Read more »

ASAE and other members of the Visit U.S. Coalition jointly submitted comments this week on the State Department’s plans to heighten its scrutiny of U.S. visa applicants’ social media histories, a move which would affect more than 14 million people a year. The proposed new rules from the State Department would require visa applicants to… Read more »

ASAE delivered a letter yesterday to Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson urging him to veto two bills that would negatively impact holders of voluntary certifications. The two bills, HB 1719 and HB 1500, have already been passed by the Missouri Legislature, and include similar language intended to modify the state’s approach to the licensing of… Read more »

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on May 23 released a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on implementation of the new tax law as a top priority but also improving taxpayer service and tax administration. The strategic plan will serve as “a roadmap to help guide the agency’s programs and operations,” the IRS said in… Read more »

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On May 22, ASAE hosted its third Power of A luncheon to share our story with Chicago’s robust association community and recognize the recent Chicagoland Power of A Award-winning associations. The association professionals who attended the lunch at Association Forum’s offices learned about using the Power of A to help advance their individual organizations, as… Read more »

ASAE delivered a sign-on letter to the Treasury Department today urging the agency to delay implementation of a provision in the new tax law that taxes transportation and parking benefits provided by many employers. The fringe benefits provision removes a deduction for employer-provided benefits such as transportation, parking and on-premises athletic facilities. In meetings with… Read more »

On May 17, the Louisiana House approved, 95-0, the Senate-amended version of the “Occupational Licensing Review Act,” which removed credentialing language that had been included in the original House bill. The measure was sent to Gov. John Bel Edwards this week for signature. Louisiana’s House Bill 748 was drafted to increase employment opportunities by loosening… Read more »

As expected, the Louisiana House last evening passed the amended HB 748, the “Occupational Licensing Review Act,” by a 95-0 vote. Following grassroots advocacy by ASAE members and many other credentialing organizations, the bill was amended last week to clearly permit the use of professional certification credentials in the state. The amended bill passed the… Read more »