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March 2015

Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare could create massive new problems…

Be careful what you wish for: That’s the dilemma facing critics of the Affordable Care Act—or Obamacare—as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a decision that could lead to the loss of federal subsidies for millions of Americans who cannot otherwise afford health insurance. Read more >>

Congress will try to block NLRB’s “ambush election” rules…

Republican leaders in the House and Senate are moving to push through an action to block the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from implementing changes in union representation election rules set to take effect April 14. Read more >>

OSHA is seeking help from the public…

Here’s something rare for government bureaucrats. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is seeking input from the public about updating its regulations and requirements. Read more >>

EPA’s “secret science” is under attack in Congress…

Congress is moving quickly to bar the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from using so-called “secret science” as the basis for its rules and regulations. Read more >>

Polarization and partisan politics still dominate the scene in Washington…

Any hope that all the brave talk about “compromise” and “working together” after the November elections has completely disappeared as the battle trenches between the White House and Congress appear deeper and more impenetrable than at any time in recent history. Read more >>

Federal court overturns far-reaching EEOC decision on terminated employees…

A federal appeals court last month ruled that terminated at-will employees may be given the chance to continue working as independent contractors in exchange for signing a release. Read more >>

 

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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.