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AHLA Launches Search Smarter Campaign

I'm excited to announce the launch of a new consumer campaign today, Search Smarter aimed at helping consumers look out for scams and misleading advertising practices as they book their summer travel season. We launched this effort today in New York with over two...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, May 21, 2017

This is the End Can't get that Jim Morrison song out of my mind. An $8.9 billion state budget for 2017-18 / 2018-19 was finalized last week, and yes there was partisan drama. Again. Generally, conservatives won the budget tussle and cut spending. Progressives believe...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, May 14, 2017

Coalesce Five legislative days remain until Speaker Jim Scheer adjourns this session sine die on May 23. Sine die is Latin for "Don't let the door hit you in the dolium on your way out." After beginning the year with a $900,000 revenue shortfall, senators delivered a...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, May 7, 2017

Mother of All Bills LB 461, the grand tax reform MOAB, turned out to be a dud. Governor Ricketts and Revenue Committee chair, Jim Smith, were all over this one. But, when put to senators for a vote, their count was six noses short. Who didn't vote for MOAB?  All the...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, April 30, 2017

Budget "It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it." - George W Bush. Proponents of LB 337, the $8.9 billion main line budget bill, overcame a snarky filibuster and advanced the bill from General File to Select File. To be correct, the final budget is an...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, April 23, 2017

Tax Reform Anyone? LB 461 is a tax reform bill upon which Governor Ricketts and Revenue Committee chairman, Jim Smith, have expended some serious political capital. The bill cuts income and property taxes. Good thing, right? Well, it's not the tax panacea as...