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October 2017

High court to rule on important business cases...

The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on several important employment and business cases during its current term.


EPA efforts to repeal Obama-era rules will continue to be challenged in court...

The proposed repeal of the Obama administration’s sweeping Clean Power Plan is the latest in a string of Trump administration efforts to erase Obama’s environmental legacy.  However, it may turn out that reversing these federal rules is not that easy.


Tax reform faces a daunting path in Congress...

If the GOP effort to pass major tax reform legislation is beginning to look like déjà vu all over again, there’s good reason:  Tax reform could well meet the same fate as the failed attempts to repeal Obamacare—and for many of the same reasons.


Trump resumes expedited processing for temporary “high-tech” worker visas...

After suspending the program in March, the Trump administration is now accepting applications for “premium processing” of H-1B temporary nonimmigrant work visas, which are widely used by U.S. high-tech companies to bring foreign workers to this country.


NAFTA continues to make for strange political bedfellows...

With President Trump at war with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and usually left-leaning labor leaders cozying up to the White House, the debate over what to do about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a study in conflicting political agendas.


GOP tax plan would allow immediate CAPEX write-offs, but there’s a catch...

The current Republican tax reform plan contains a bold proposal to allow businesses to immediately write off the cost of newly-acquired assets—a change that is popular with just about anyone who owns or operates a business.



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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.