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Friday / Mar 11, 2016 /

Republican Primary: Where it stands and who stands to win

AndyBusch / Blog / 2 Comments

As the primary calendar shortens with each passing week, the Republican race for the White House sharpens its focus to three candidates:  Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.  The raucous and ugly debates have been a crucible for the campaigns and have negatively impacted each candidate.  So where does the race stand and what…

Monday / Mar 07, 2016 /

Andy Busch 2016 Presidential Election speech video highlights

AndyBusch / Blog / 1 Comment

In this video highlight reel, Andy Busch delivers his “2016 Presidential Election: what it means for business, jobs and lives” keynote to the Texas Hill Country MPI. He covers the top 5 US presidential candidates tax and economic plans: Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Sanders and Clinton.

Tuesday / Feb 23, 2016 /

Sanders’ Tax and Economic Plans: a negative for Texas

AndyBusch / Blog / 1 Comment

As the calendar turns to March, the 2016 US Presidential election is entering into a key stretch of the primary schedule.  March 1st is “Super Tuesday” when 15 primaries are held, many in the Southern states.   With this in mind, this research piece will focus on the largest state in this grouping, Texas, and the…

Tuesday / Feb 16, 2016 /

Illinois budget battle reaches crescendo

AndyBusch / Blog / 1 Comment

As Governor Rauner prepares to deliver his second budget since taking office, this is perhaps a good time to review where the Illinois budget conflict stands, what’s at stake and how it’s impacting businesses across the state. What does this mean for business? The Illinois budget impasse is creating increasingly difficult conditions for all companies doing…

Tuesday / Jan 26, 2016 /

For Iowa: Rubio tax and economic plans take the middle ground

Andrew3 / Blog / 7 Comments

  In the last article of our three part series on the Republican candidates and their major economic policies impacting Iowa, we review Florida Senator Marco Rubio and his key programs for business.  Like Trump’s plan, Rubio’s plan cuts the 35% nominal corporate tax rate, limits the tax rate on pass-through business income, and enacts…

Tuesday / Jan 26, 2016 /

For Iowa: Cruz Tax and Economic Plan Big Positive, Small Negative

Andrew3 / Blog / 6 Comments

Continuing in our three part series covering Republican candidates and their economic policies as they impact Iowa, we now turn to Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his key programs for business.  Unlike Donald Trump, Cruz has a unique tax reform plan that calls for fundamental changes to the way taxes are calculated and collected in…

Thursday / Dec 03, 2015 /

What the U.S. budget and debt ceiling deal means for businesses

Andrew3 / Blog / 1 Comment

Overview:  Both the U.S. House and Senate passed a combined budget and debt ceiling bill. Key Points:  This action takes away 2 major uncertainties for businesses, as there will be no federal government shutdown and no default on government debt. After months of work, Congress has passed critical legislation on the federal budget and the…

Saturday / Oct 03, 2015 /

Proposed sales tax could impact professional services firms

Andrew3 / Blog / 1 Comment

The stalemate in Springfield over the budget is turning into a prolonged fight over the direction of the state.  The Illinois House went home on September 24 and is not scheduled to return until October 20.  While both Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and Republican Governor Bruce Rauner could call them back for a special…

Wednesday / Sep 02, 2015 /

Congress Returns: will it be good for business?

Andrew3 / Blog / 1 Comment

The United States Congress returns after its summer recess and has a long list of important unfinished business.  The nuclear deal with Iran, a visit from the Pope, and avoiding another government shutdown are all on the docket.  In this article, we’ll review the top 4 items that will most likely have an impact on…