Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Revolving Door

The Revolving Door Interesting piece from Timothy B. Lee in the Washington Post‘s “Wonkblog.” Lee explores the revolving door between government and lobbying, and argues that it is significantly less worrisome for a lobbyist to take a government job than it is for a government employee to take a lobbying job. What do you think? […]

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Small Business

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is one of the most controversial and most complex pieces of legislation to pass in many years. Of the various provisions of the law, there seem to be three of greatest concern to small business: the employer mandate, the health insurance tax and the law’s reporting requirements. […]

Nonprofit Social Welfare Organizations and the Recent IRS Scandal

Each new piece of information about the recent IRS scandal seems to be accompanied by more finger pointing. Did the targeting begin in a local office, or were the orders coming from Washington? Was the White House involved? Did whistleblowers purposely wait until after the election to break the scandal? While the seriousness of these […]

Rep. Mark Sanford Likely to Join House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Reports from the Capitol suggest that Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) will join the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as early as next week. The Republican Steering Committee recommended on June 6 that Sanford join both the T&I and the Homeland Security committees. It is expected that the full House will ratify the recommendations next week. […]