The ASAE Public Policy team thanks all the ASAE members who visited our kiosk during ASAE’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo in Columbus this week. More than 5,400 association professionals and industry partners attended this year’s Annual Meeting August 10-13. If you still have questions about any of ASAE’s public policy work or pending legislative… Read more »

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) released reports this week from three of the six task forces he charged with examining tax extenders. Grassley had initially said the task forces would report their findings by the end of June. Grassley and Wyden are hoping for solutions on which of the tax breaks should be… Read more »

Nonprofits are waiting for instructions from the IRS on whether they need to file amended tax returns for 2018 after a federal court vacated the administration’s rollback of donor disclosure requirements. The Treasury Department has not yet said whether it will appeal the July 30 ruling that invalidated the agency’s 2018 guidance, which ended a… Read more »

A groundbreaking labor bill is making its way through the California Senate that would redefine what it means to be an employee in the state. Passed by the California State Assembly in May, AB 5 would extend labor protections and employee benefits like health care, overtime and minimum wage to many workers formerly considered freelancers… Read more »

The National Auto Body Council earned a 2019 ASAE Power of A Summit Award for its First Responders Emergency Extrication (FREE™) Program, an initiative to provide first responders with the latest extrication training along with actual hands-on extrication practice working on late model vehicles with airbags and high strength steel. ASAE honored the program that… Read more »