Know Your Issues – Trump v. Biden – VOTE Tuesday!

The 2020 Presidential campaign comes down to a precious few days now as the polls – early voting, mail-in and in-person – all will close on Tuesday. If you haven’t yet done so, please be sure to get out and vote on November 3. An integral part of exercising that critical civic responsibility is understanding…

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Time Off Obligations for Employee Voting

While we’re on the subject of voting, employers must be aware of their requirements in some states to not only allow their workers time off to go and vote, but to pay them for that time as well. We found this article with the enclosed map particularly helpful in identifying the states where employees are…

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Paid Sick Leave, And Then Some in New York

The state of New York has long mandated that private employers provide paid sick leave for its workers, but now they’re taking leave mandates to a whole new level. In the FY 2020 state budget passed just about a month ago, legislators saddled private businesses with more mandates as they approved a $175 billion spending…

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Firsts Aplenty in 2018 Midterms

If nothing else, the 2018 midterm elections certainly left their mark by leaving a significant number of firsts in its wake, especially for those who like to check boxes or otherwise focus on identity politics! In Michigan, Democrat Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim woman ever elected to Congress; At age 29, Democrat Socialist Alexandria…

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The Mid-Term Elections

Much is being said about the importance of the midterm elections and many of us may wonder what exactly is the big issue? Why are the 2018 Midterm elections sooooo important. The answer is essentially who holds to keys to the US government for the next two years. As to Supreme Court Issues, the President…

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The Proliferation of Progressive Politics

It was a major upset and a total shock to the political establishment when back in June, New York bartender Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez handily beat 20-year Congressional incumbent Joseph Crowley for the democratic nomination for New York’s 14th Congressional District. Crowley was Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, essentially the 3rd most powerful democrat in the US…

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 8

I suspect that all of our readers are aware that next Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day across the country – but, at this address, we believe it too important to leave your participation to chance.  There is no other way, nor better time, to influence public policy than by exercising your constitutional right to…

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