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May 2012

The race for the White House...

All politics are local, or in the case of a presidential campaign, are focused on state-by-state races. The outcome is tied to economic and political issues that are unique to each state and, right now, very much in flux in many key states. Read more. >>

It's as easy as 3-2-1…

Here's a look at the "swing" and "must-win" states in the 2012 presidential election. Read more. >>

Putting the brakes on government regulations…

Both business and consumers are at odds with government regulations. The current adminitration claims to be taking steps to curb them, but is this just election-year posturing? Read more. >>

Tell it to the court

Less than a month after hearing arguments on certain provisions of the Affordable Healthcare Act, the U.S. Supreme Court is also grappling with provisions of a controversial Arizona immigration law.
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Job growth continues to be tepid...

The nation’s employers produced a net gain of 115,000 positions in April after adding 154,000 in March, according to the Labor Department. At the same time, the unemployment rate fell only slightly from 8.2% in March to 8.1% in April. Read more.>>

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Gene Goldenberg has joined us in Washington, D.C., as a consultant on federal, legislative and public policy issues. Gene is an accomplished Washington professional with three decades of experience in business, government affairs, public relations and journalism.

Most recently, he has operated his own consulting business specializing in government affairs and business consulting for corporate and association clients. Prior to that, Gene served in senior management positions with Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tax and Accounting) and H&R Block, Inc. following an award-winning career as a Washington journalist with newspaper and magazine publishers.

In his corporate positions, Gene played a key role directing relations with numerous federal and state government agencies and twice has served as president of the leading association in the tax software and tax preparation industries. His many years managing business-to-business sales and marketing have given him a broad understanding of the problems and challenges facing small to medium sized companies.

His earlier journalism career included writing about Congress, the White House and numerous federal agencies for the Scripps-Howard Newspaper group as well as the Kiplinger Washington Letter and other business publications. Gene holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University.