The Society for Neuroscience has earned a 2018 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for BrainFacts.org, a dynamic website that aims to share the wonders of neuroscience with a global public, dispel “neuromyths,” and stimulate interest in neuroscience among young adults. ASAE honored the initiative in which Society for Neuroscience partnered with The Kavli Foundation,… Read more »

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) last week proposed its biggest price hike for first-class mail since 1991. The USPS board of governors requested a 5-cent increase to the price of a First-Class “forever” stamp, from 50 cents to 55 cents. The cost of shipping services would vary by product, with Priority Mail Express set to… Read more »

The federal budget deficit grew to $779 billion in fiscal 2018, nearly 17 percent higher than last year, according to the Treasury Department. The deficit is now on pace to top $1 trillion next year, and is the largest since 2012, when the economy was still recovering from the last recession. Administration officials attributed the… Read more »

ASAE and other members of the Professional Certification Coalition (PCC) recently had a productive discussion with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which has pushed for occupational licensing reform legislation in the states. Bills introduced this year in Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio and Michigan have all used ALEC model legislative language. The meeting between PCC members… Read more »

ASAE and other members of the UBIT Coalition have drafted a sign-on letter urging Congress to delay the effective date of a provision in last year’s tax law that imposes a 21 percent unrelated business income tax on qualified transportation benefits. The tax change is forcing many tax-exempt employers, including churches and other 501(c)(3) groups,… Read more »