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November 2012

Confrontation or compromise?

The impasse of the past year was fueled by hopes of one party gaining an advantage in the 2012 elections. With the results in, Democrats and Republicans face constituents who have made clear that it’s time to set aside partisanship and find solutions. Read more >>

Obamacare will go forward…

Any chance of overturning the controversial health care reform program appears to be dead as a result of the president's strong re-election and the gains that Democrats made in Congress. Read more >>

Tougher federal regulations, new energy taxes are on the way…

One almost certain result of the president’s re-election will be a renewed emphasis on federal regulations and tax policies that impact the chemical and energy industries. Read more >>

President Obama’s re-election and small business…

The president's re-election and the strong showing for congressional Democrats creates a cautious mood for small business owners. Read more >>

The workplace...

Expect a more active Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Read more >>

Footnotes…I look forward to hearing from you. I expect these items and topics to evolve. Please let me know about issues of interest to you or questions you may want me to answer. There will always be room to include your comments. Please email me at gsgoldenberg@gmail.com with your comments or issues of interest.


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Gene Goldenberg

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.