Tag: Business

Tag: Business

  • Gov. Northam’s Inaugural Address: Light on Details but Open to Suggestions image

    Gov. Northam’s Inaugural Address: Light on Details but Open to Suggestions

    Virginia’s newly elected Governor Ralph Northam delivered his inaugural address on January 13th. Despite the governor’s history of supporting new and higher taxes, the governor …

  • State of the Commonwealth: Virginia image

    State of the Commonwealth: Virginia

    While not facing problems of the same magnitude as states like New York or Connecticut, the Old Dominion certainly faces some challenges. In four short years, Virginia has slipped from …

  • A Drink to Our Freedom image

    A Drink to Our Freedom

    During the mandate to prohibit alcoholic beverages in the United States under the 18th Amendment in 1920, it is unlikely that anyone could publicly say, “Connecting buyers and sellers, whiskey …

  • An Increased Burden: Too Expensive and Less Work image

    An Increased Burden: Too Expensive and Less Work

    These regulations will also make doing business in any industry much more expensive. A study by the American Action Forum concluded that the new overtime rule would cost employers about $3 billion in compliance costs and nearly 2.5 million hours of paperwork related to the regulations.

  • Comprehensive Public Employee Freedom Act image

    Comprehensive Public Employee Freedom Act

    Section 1. {Short Title.} This Act shall be known as the Comprehensive Public Employee Freedom Act Section 2. {Legislative Declarations.} This legislature finds and declares that: By bargaining over the allocation of …

  • Natural Hair Braiding Protection Act image

    Natural Hair Braiding Protection Act

    Section 1. {Purpose}        Natural hair braiding is a traditional practice that is safe.  It presents no significant health and safety risks to customers or practitioners.  This state …

  • Promoting Economic Growth, One State Labor Law at a Time image

    Promoting Economic Growth, One State Labor Law at a Time

    In May, the U.S. economy added only 38,000 new jobs, the lowest amount added in the past five years. The release of this disappointing jobs report at the beginning …

  • D.C. Residents Face Tougher Path to Employment as $15 Minimum Wage Proposal Passes image

    D.C. Residents Face Tougher Path to Employment as $15 Minimum Wage Proposal Passes

    The recent push to raise minimum wage across the country has reached its boiling point in the District of Columbia. The proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 per …

  • Machines Invade the Labor Market image

    Machines Invade the Labor Market

    Last week, Wendy’s announced that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available to its more than 6,000 stores nationwide. Wendy’s is just the latest example of increasing automation in …

  • An Open Letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Regarding Automatic Withholding of Union Dues image

    An Open Letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Regarding Automatic Withholding of Union Dues

    The recent editorial by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch misleads the public on the importance of transparency in the payment of union dues. The bill in question, Missouri’s House Bill …

  • Right-to-Work in 2016 image

    Right-to-Work in 2016

    Even before the third month of the year is finished, there have already been major victories for advocates of increased worker freedom. For the first time, a majority of U.S.

  • Rationalize Maryland’s Regulatory Environment image

    Rationalize Maryland’s Regulatory Environment

    For years, Maryland’s over-regulation has been hurting the state’s economy, stifling entrepreneurship and generally creating bureaucratic nightmares for …

  • Oregon’s Minimum Wage Bill image

    Oregon’s Minimum Wage Bill

    With Governor Kate Brown’s signature, Oregon will likely soon rank as having the highest state-set minimum wage in the nation. Currently, the minimum wage in Oregon is $9.25 an …

  • West Virginia Becomes the 26th Right-to-Work State image

    West Virginia Becomes the 26th Right-to-Work State

    Today, the West Virginia Legislature overrode Governor Tomblin’s veto to enact the state’s Right-to-Work law, making West Virginia the 26th state in the nation to do so. Because West …

  • More Evidence Raising the Minimum Wage Could Hurt More Than it Helps image

    More Evidence Raising the Minimum Wage Could Hurt More Than it Helps

    Broken promises are nothing new in politics, but the worst are those promises that actual hurt the very people whom the promises were intended to help. Increasing minimum wage is …

  • FDA Wants to Force You to Know How Many Calories You Eat image

    FDA Wants to Force You to Know How Many Calories You Eat

    Congress is considering legislation, the “Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act”, that would ease costly menu labeling requirements and give restaurants and other food retailers some much needed flexibility.

  • West Virginia Sends Right-to-Work Bill to Governor’s Desk image

    West Virginia Sends Right-to-Work Bill to Governor’s Desk

    In Right-to-Work states, unionization is still permitted, but labor unions are no longer able to force membership as a condition of employment.

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    Occupational Board Reform Act

    A bill for an act relating to occupational regulations contrary to the Sherman (Antitrust) Act; establishing the state policy for the regulation of occupations, specifying criteria for government regulation to increase …