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July 2013

Delay of business fines is a blow to Obamacare…

The Obama administration's decision to delay fines against larger businesses which fail to provide health insurance may lead to substantial changes in the way Obamacare is ultimately implemented. Read more >>

Business does well at the Supreme Court…

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a number of business-friendly decisions in its recently completed term.

Immigration reform faces an uphill battle in the House…

A Senate-passed immigration reform plan with broad consequences for businesses of all sizes faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Environmental groups pushing against compromise chemical safety bill…

Environmental groups have so far refused to fully embrace the bipartisan compromise plan to update and reform the 37-year-old TSCA, currently under discussion in the U.S. Senate.

IRS problems not likely to result in tax reform…

While some House leaders see the current problems besetting the IRS as a golden opportunity to push long-sought tax reform plans, others insist the anger with the tax collection agency doesn't necessarily translate into support for rewriting the tax code.


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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.