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SBE Council’s “Small Business Tax Index 2014” Ranks State Tax Systems

By at 15 April, 2014, 5:23 am

Contact:  Raymond J. Keating, rkeating@sbecouncil.org 703-242-5840 or 631-909-1122 Washington, D.C. – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) published its 5th annual state tax rankings: “Small Business Tax Index 2014: Best to Worst State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship and Small Business.”  The index ranks the 50 states according to the costs of their […]

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CRS White Paper Examines ‘Fourth Branch of Government’

By at 14 April, 2014, 9:00 pm

Offers Solutions to Stop the Growth of Excessive Regulation Washington, DC—The Center for Regulatory Solutions (CRS) today released a white paper titled, “Regulation and the ‘Fourth Branch of Government,’” which examines the growth of federal regulations and how regulations are preventing small businesses and manufacturers from creating jobs, obtaining access to capital, innovating and competing […]

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Bill to Expedite LNG Exports for WTO Members is “Good Policy, Makes Sense” says SBE Council Chief Economist

By at 8 April, 2014, 3:44 pm

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power marked up H.R. 6, the “Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act.” The bill, authored by Rep. Corey Gardner (R-CO), would expedite approval by the Federal Power Commission of applications for the export of natural gas to any World Trade Organization (WTO) […]

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CRS Urges Debate on Job-Creating Measures, Not Unemployment Insurance

By at 3 April, 2014, 3:58 pm

Free-up Small Businesses to Grow, Hire More Washington, D.C. – Today, Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Center for Regulatory Solutions and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, welcomed amendments to the Senate’s federal unemployment insurance extension bill that would provide affordable, reliable energy for small businesses and freeze job-killing regulations. “As the Senate […]

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SBE COUNCIL LAUDS NEW REPORT SHOWING RISE IN HISPANIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP

By at 1 April, 2014, 12:12 pm

Hispanic Immigrants Leading the Way: Ten Times More Likely to Start a Business than General U.S. Population  Washington, DC — The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council released the following statement in response to the newly released report issued by The Partnership for a New American Economy and the Latino Donor Collaborative showing the number of […]

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Experienced Advisors to Help CRS Promote Transparency, Accountability in Regulatory Process

By at 28 March, 2014, 6:34 pm

…Former Top Officials from OIRA, SBA Join CRS Washington, D.C.— Today, the Center for Regulatory Solutions (CRS) announced that two leading regulatory experts have agreed to help the organization in an advisory capacity to carry out its mission of promoting greater transparency and accountability in the regulatory process. These senior advisors will play an important […]

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SBE Council Urges Acceleration of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Approvals

By at 26 March, 2014, 11:54 am

Raymond J. Keating, rkeating@sbecouncil.org Washington, D.C. – In reaction to the U.S. Energy Department giving conditional approval for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from a planned facility in Oregon to countries without free trade agreements with the U.S., the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) voiced its support and appreciation for the approval.  The […]

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Intrusive Federal Move on Overtime a Direct Hit on Small Business

By at 12 March, 2014, 1:30 pm

CONTACT: Karen Kerrigan or Ray Keating 703-242-5840, kkerrigan@sbecouncil.org Washington, D.C. –  The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) said President Barack Obama’s latest regulatory escapade, which will change the standard on overtime, will hurt small businesses the most. On top of new costs imposed by Obamacare, tax increases, new regulatory burdens, higher business costs […]

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Fact of the Day: Regulations Forcing Small, Local Banks to Close

By at 6 March, 2014, 7:13 am

Local Mayor: ‘We’re Missing Part of Our Community In a televised interview last year, economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman famously said there’s “no correlation” between regulations and lost jobs.  What’s “holding small business back is not regulations,” he asserted, “it’s the fact that they don’t have sales.”  Tell that to the people […]

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NEW REPORT: Regulating the Regulators – H.R. 2122 Will Restore Accountability

By at 27 February, 2014, 11:50 am

Link to White Paper Regulating the Regulators: Enforcing Accountability in the Rulemaking Process New White Paper from Center for Regulatory Solutions  The House of Representatives today will vote on H.R. 2122, the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA).  Accountability is needed now: There are over 4,000 rules in the regulatory pipeline.  For small businesses and their workers, […]

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