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October 2012

Anything could happen in a lame-duck session of Congress...

Whoever wins the White House on November 6, one thing is certain: Congress will return to Washington for a “lame-duck” session. What does this mean for taxpayers and the government facing the“fiscal cliff?" Read more >>

Warning workers (or not) of plant closings…

Employers who face potential loss of government funding as a result of the across-the-board spending cuts required by sequestration have been offered some federal protection against potential penalties. Read more >>

Employer social media policies again questioned…

Social media use on the job is back in the limelight per another ruling by the National Labor Relations Board. Read more >>

Environmental wheeling and dealing…

The EPA has recently come under fire for a lack of transparency regarding its Science Advisory Board and for the manner in which it has proceeded with some lawsuits. Read more >>

Small business pessimism...

A handful of recent surveys reveal how many small business owners feel about the economic recovery. 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.