This Friday is the deadline for associations to submit their programs for the ASAE & The Center Associations Advance America (AAA) Awards. Don’t lose out on your opportunity to have your association recognized for the good work it does for society! The Power of A often posts examples of programs that benefit society, but we… Read more »

Within the proposed Senate comprehensive health care legislation, one revenue raiser that was not contained in the House bill is the so-called “Botox tax”, or to some, the “Bo-Tax”.  Specifically, the language would impose a 5% tax on all elective cosmetic surgical procedures that are not done to address deformities due to genetics, accidents, or… Read more »

As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday and millions begin to pack their luggage to travel, associations are providing valuable advice and information to ensure that everyone has a safe and less stressful holiday season. Thanksgiving week is considered the largest travel weekend of the year, with millions of Americans driving and flying to… Read more »

Saturday night, the Senate voted to proceed on the debate on S. 1796, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Due to Senate rules, a filibustered bill must receive 60 votes for 30 hours of debate to proceed on it, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was able to line up his caucus against… Read more »