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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to local residents during a fundraising picnic for the Iowa Republican Party, Friday, July 19, 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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…

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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…

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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…

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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…