A federal judge this week struck down key provisions of New York’s lobbying law that would have required 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofit groups to publicly disclose information about their donors. New York’s lobbying law was passed by state legislators in 2016. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration said the law was needed to address political corruption after… Read more »

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Finance Committee ranking member Ron Wyden (D-OR) this week called on the IRS to examine whether the National Rifle Association should lose its tax-exempt status. The letter cites an investigative report by Senate Finance minority staff into a 2015 NRA delegation trip to Moscow and questions about… Read more »

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren came out this week with a plan to aggressively crack down on lobbying in Washington. The proposal would impose a 35 percent tax on annual lobbying expenses above $500,000 for corporations and trade associations. The progressive tax would increase to 60 percent for lobbying expenditures over $1 million and 75… Read more »

ASAE and the association community celebrated six Summit Award-winning associations at the 20th Anniversary Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner last night at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The winners were selected by the Power of A Awards Judging Committee from a total of 114 applications. Through the Power of A Awards, ASAE honors… Read more »