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March 2014

How to Prevent OSHA's Frequently Cited Safety Violations…

Businesses that want to prevent safety infractions would be wise to study the violations most frequently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

Obamacare delays: Who benefits?

It has become apparent that many of the hard-and-fast deadlines built into the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—widely known as Obamacare—are anything but hard-and-fast.

Autoworkers ask the NLRB to Overturn Anti-Union Vote at Tenessee Plant…

Alleging third-party political interference, the United Autoworkers union (UAW) has asked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to overturn the recent anti-unionization vote at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, TN.

Chemical Safety Law Reform is Moving Forward in the House…

The Republican majority on the House Energy and Commerce Committee is pushing forward with a plan to update the 38-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), with hopes of bringing a bill to the House floor as early as May.

Tax Reform is Not Likely This Year...

Dueling tax reform plans from the White House and congressional Republicans will ensure that Congress is unable to pass any major tax reform legislation this year.

Supreme Court appears evenly divided on greenhouse gases…

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide this spring whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has gone too far in regulating power plant and factory emissions of so-called greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

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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.