New Website Examines Impacts of Rising Energy Costs on Low Income Families

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) recently launched a webpage – “State Energy Costs for Families” –that highlights some of the challenges that millions of economically vulnerable Americans face as a result of rising energy costs. The project compiles data for 31 states from the Energy Information Administration … »

Actors Unite Against Mandated Higher Wages

In the most recent example of union leadership failing to accurately represent the desires of the organization’s members, the Equity Council of the Actors’ Equity Association (Equity), the AFL-CIO-affiliated union representing actors and stage managers, has voted to strip actors in Los Angeles of the freedom to volunteer their time … »

Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senators Working to Repeal Section 526

Last week a bipartisan group of senators – Sens. John Barasso (R-Wyo.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Heidi Heitkamp (D.-N.D.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) – introduced S. 1026, seeking to strike Section 526 from the EISA. In 2009, ALEC adopted a resolution calling for a repeal of this section. … »

Medical Innovation in Focus for Congress

The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday, April 23, held a subcommittee hearing on the impact of the medical device tax on jobs, innovation and patients. Since January 2013, manufacturers and importers of medical devices have faced a 2.3 percent excise tax to offset costs of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  … »