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2020 Congressional Fall Outlook

Congress gets back to work in Washington this week with brokering funding deals at the top of the agenda. Both the House and Senate must pass a stopgap spending bill to fund the government and prevent a shutdown on September 30. Congressional leaders plan to prioritize the most time-sensitive legislation during the short September session. Legislative efforts in both chambers to respond to Covid-19 and its economic effects hampered work […]

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Legislation Affecting Gig Economy Workers

by: Ryan J. Stevens A gig economy is an economic activity that involves the use of temporary or freelance workers to perform jobs, typically in the service sector.  The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in 2017 that the United States was home to 55 million gig workers, accounting for 34% of the country’s workforce.  The BLS projected this percentage to increase to 43% by 2020.  A 2000 […]

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COVID-19 and Public Transit

As states reopen and essential workers continue to commute, public transit is adapting in response to COVID-19. Center for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance Buses are a common form of public transportation throughout the country.  Whether the bus belongs to a state or local run public transit system or part of a cross country transportation network, the CDC has released guidance for how organizations can keep essential bus operators safe.  The […]

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What’s in the $2 Trillion Virus Aid Bill?

As of Friday afternoon, the House & Senate have both passed H.R. 748, the CARES Act, which provides roughly $2 trillion to individuals, businesses, and states in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. The bill, negotiated between the House, Senate, and administration, and now awaiting the President’s signature includes: $500 billion for loans and assistance to companies and state and local governments, including $29 billion for loans to U.S. airlines […]

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