Business, Advocates Join to Ask for Paid Leave Delay
Monday, May 20, 2019
AIM Business Insider (http://blog.aimnet.org/aim-issueconnect)


Associated Industries of Massachusetts and the business organizations and advocates who last year negotiated a compromise version of paid family and medical leave are together asking state leaders to postpone the July 1 starting date of the program by three months. .. read more..

Righting the Ship – Part Two
Monday, May 20, 2019
Advocacy – California Chamber of Commerce (https://advocacy.calchamber.com)


In my last post, we looked at SB 44 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) and how it went from Job Killer status to a support position from CalChamber by including balance and looking at ways to encourage, The post Righting the Ship – Part Two appeared first on Advocacy - California Chamber of Commerce . .. read more..

McConnell introduces bipartisan bill to raise age to purchase tobacco to 21
Monday, May 20, 2019
Bottom Line (http://kychamberbottomline.com)


On Monday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced bipartisan legislation to raise the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 nationwide, including e-cigarettes.  Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, is the co-sponsor of the bill. The bill, […] The post McConnell introduc... .. read more..

Job Creator Fostering Technological Innovation Wins OK from Assembly Fiscal C...
Monday, May 20, 2019
Advocacy – California Chamber of Commerce (https://advocacy.calchamber.com)


A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that encourages technological innovation is awaiting action by the Assembly after passing that house’s fiscal committee last week with bipartisan support. AB 1195 (O’Donnell; D-Long Beach) The post Job Creator Fostering Technological Inn... .. read more..

New Era Begins as Regan Becomes President of AIM
Monday, May 20, 2019
AIM Business Insider (http://blog.aimnet.org/aim-issueconnect)


Editor's note: John R. Regan, who has directed AIM's government advocacy for the past 18 years, today becomes the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the largest business association in the commonwealth. Regan outlined a vision for the future of the organization during brief remarks to t... .. read more..

Attorney General Invites Collaboration with Business
Monday, May 20, 2019
AIM Business Insider (http://blog.aimnet.org/aim-issueconnect)


Attorney General Maura Healey told more than 800 business leaders at the AIM Annual Meeting Friday that she looks forward to collaborating with employers on key issues such as education, substance abuse, health care and clean energy. .. read more..

Auto Insurance Reform Negotiations Continue; Chamber Remains Optimistic
Sunday, May 19, 2019
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Negotiations continue between the Michigan Senate, House and Governor on bipartisan legislation to drive down our state’s highest-in-the-nation auto insurance premiums. Despite early signals that the Governor Whitmer would veto the Senate - and House -passed bills, the Governor recently indicated... .. read more..

Chamber Files Amicus Brief in Support of Constitutionality of Paid Sick Leave...
Sunday, May 19, 2019
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The Michigan Chamber filed an amicus brief with the Michigan Supreme Court (“court”) last week, requesting that the court issue an advisory opinion on the constitutionality of legislation passed in 2018 to amend Michigan’s paid sick leave and minimum wage laws. The Court will hear oral arguments ... .. read more..

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