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Tolls Represent Regressive Tax, Anti-Tolling Coalition Says

January 22, 2018

Tolls Represent Regressive Tax, Anti-Tolling Coalition Says

Tolls represent a regressive double tax that disproportionately hurts lower income drivers and will create significant disruptions for local communities, a representative of the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates said in a recent interview with National Public Radio (NPR).

Legislation Introduced to Streamline Employer Reporting Requirements Under Affordable Care Act

October 3, 2017

Legislation Introduced to Streamline Employer Reporting Requirements Under Affordable Care Act

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced bipartisan legislation Oct. 3 that seeks to streamline the employer reporting requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), to make it more flexible and less burdensome for employers.

NATSO Applauds Introduction of ADA Education and Reform Act

January 26, 2017

NATSO Applauds Introduction of ADA Education and Reform Act

NATSO joined trade associations representing a broad spectrum of the U.S. economy in applauding Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas) for introducing the bipartisan ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 620, that seeks to curb frivolous lawsuits filed by cash-hungry attorneys and plaintiffs that abuse the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Broadening Joint-Employer Standard Threatens Small Business Growth

March 27, 2015

Broadening Joint-Employer Standard Threatens Small Business Growth

If the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) abandons a 30-year-old legal test for classifying multiple businesses as joint employers, franchisors and franchisees across the United States will have to renegotiate or reconsider business relationships, BNA reported.

NLRB Asks Court to Dismiss Election Rule Challenge

March 12, 2015

NLRB Asks Court to Dismiss Election Rule Challenge

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on March 6 asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and other business groups seeking to block changes to its union election rules and procedures.

U.S. Chamber Urges Congress to Raise Motor Fuels Tax

February 13, 2014

U.S. Chamber Urges Congress to Raise Motor Fuels Tax

Increasing the motor fuels tax is the most straightforward and effective way to raise money for the Highway Trust Fund the President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told Congress.

U.S. Chamber Says Higher Gas Taxes Necessary to Fund Infrastructure

April 29, 2013

U.S. Chamber Says Higher Gas Taxes Necessary to Fund Infrastructure

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the lastest group to call for an increase in the fuel tax.

Lawmakers, Business Groups Discuss Fuel Tax Increase, Public-Private Partnerships

February 18, 2013

Lawmakers, Business Groups Discuss Fuel Tax Increase, Public-Private Partnerships

As Congress begins laying the groundwork for the next highway reauthorization bill, lawmakers and business groups are examining the funding mechanisms that will finance the nation’s infrastructure, including an increase in the fuel tax and the use of public-private partnerships and tolls.