Category Archives: Legislation & Regulatory Issues

100 Days and Counting

There are exactly 100 days between this morning as I write this column and October 1. Why is that so important? October 1 is the day that people can begin signing up for the health insurance marketplaces under The Patient … Continue reading

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Sen. Snowe Seeking Support for Legislation That Would Enhance Federal Contracting Program for Women

Just a little more than a year ago, on March 2, 2011, I was with hundreds of women business owners gathered in Washington, DC, to celebrate a milestone that was more than a decade in the making: the implementation of … Continue reading

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Higher Incentives for Hiring Heroes

Businesses can receive up to $9,600 in tax credits for hiring unemployed veterans. This week, many veterans and their families will be giving thanks for just being home. With the majority of troops home from the wars in Iraq and … Continue reading

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SBA Proposes More Increases in Small Biz Size Standards

Change would raise revenue limits for government contracting in 20 industries. For the second time in two months the U.S. Small Business Administration is proposing changes to the definition of “small,” for small businesses seeking government contracting. The changes are … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform Heads to High Court

U.S. Supreme Court will consider constitutionality of Affordable Care Act. There was little doubt that the Affordable Care Act—health care reform—would ultimately be in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. After more than a year of conjecture, it’s official. … Continue reading

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House Approves Repeal of Tax Withholding on Government Contracts

Senate can permanently halt rule diverting 3 percent of invoice payments to IRS. It may not sound like much, but for a small business, 3 percent on an invoice can mean the difference between making payroll or not. It can … Continue reading

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Regulations Crush Small Biz Confidence

Survey says smaller government key to helping small business. Small business owners in this economy have a lot to worry about, and a lot to complain about. Regulatory burdens, however, topped the list of small business challenges in a recent … Continue reading

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