Is Tax Cutting Getting Popular?

As state legislatures around the country begin their 2015 sessions in earnest, we couldn‘t help note that several are now looking at reducing tax burdens and making more of an effort to “live within their means”.  In his State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo highlighted his “2015 Opportunity Agenda”, which calls…

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GMO Labeling Is On Tap in Minnesota

It’s on the books in Vermont (but the subject of pending litigation) and Connecticut and Maine have authorized it if neighboring states require it, but now the state of Minnesota has positioned itself as the first state outside New England to consider legislation mandating the labeling of all food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  The…

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CFA Lobby Day Forum –

Don’t forget to register for the CFA Day Forum at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC on March 24 – 25, 2015.  CFA has so far confirmed two great speakers for the event, Congressman Mike Kelly (R – PA -03) along with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV).  Rep Kelly, a primary sponsor of the 15-year…

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Mid-Atlantic District Meeting

With many of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act taking effect this year, we want to bring you as much up-to-date information as possible and will do precisely that at our Mid-Atlantic District meeting on Thursday, February 12 at the Doubletree by Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.  The meeting will feature Attorney Pat McGovern, an…

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CFA Lobby Day Forum

We also want to remind our subscribers that the CFA Day Forum will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC on March 24 – 25, 2015.  This annual event is an exceptional opportunity for franchise owners from around the country to meet with and educate members of Congress on their concerns as…

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Member Meetings Begin Anew

The first of the 2015 DDIFO Member Meetings, the Mid-Atlantic District Meeting, has been scheduled for Thursday, February 12 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport.  It is scheduled as a luncheon meeting, with networking opportunities beginning at 11:00 AM, lunch at 12 Noon and the meeting concluding at 3:00 PM.  We are finalizing…

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Hawaii Fair Franchising Hearing Set For Tuesday

Half a world away, the Hawaii State Senate’s Committees on Commerce and Consumer Protection and Judiciary and Labor will hear the Aloha State’s pending fair franchising legislation at a public hearing next Tuesday morning, February 11.  Hawaii Senate Bill 2623 voids the use of pre-dispute forum selection clauses in franchise agreements.  If passed, the law…

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Maine Legislation Still Awaiting House Floor Debate

No word yet of when Maine’s legislation, LD1458, will be debated on the floor of the House of Representatives.  You will recall that there were three reports coming from the Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development vote on the legislation, the final being to further study the issue.  In light of that…

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Fair Franchising Initiatives Still in Play!

Proposed legislation that would provide some degree of balance and equity in the franchisor-franchisee relationship has been considered in several states thus far this year and is still very much alive in Pennsylvania.  The House Consumer Affairs Committee will be holding a public hearing on HB 1620 on Tuesday, November 19 and DDIFO will be…

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CFA Launches Political Web Site

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), the leading national organization for legislative efforts on behalf of the franchisee community recently launched a great web site to help members lobby effectively at the state and federal level across the country.  CFAvotes.com will provide you with all the contact information you will need to contact your local,…

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