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ASAToday for April 22nd, 2021

Senate Republicans May Support a Much Smaller Infrastructure Plan

April 7, 2021

Senate Republicans May Support a Much Smaller Infrastructure Plan Senate Republicans may be ready to support limited infrastructure funding in President Biden’s spending proposal, which would require scaling back the $2.25 trillion plan by more than two thirds. Republicans are focusing their opposition on a corporate-rate increase they say will hold back job creation.  Sen.…

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The Necessity of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard

April 7, 2021

The Necessity of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard OSHA has yet to determine if an emergency standard is needed and hasn’t announced a timeframe for releasing the standard if one is justified. President Biden in a January 21st Executive Order said he expected a decision from the agency by March 15th, which did not occur.  The…

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Sen. Schumer Supports Marijuana Legalization

April 7, 2021

Sen. Schumer Supports Marijuana Legalization Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D-NY) is pushing the Senate toward lifting the federal prohibition on marijuana with legislation that would represent the biggest overhaul of federal drug policy in decades. The bill that Schumer is drafting with Senate Finance Chair Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Booker (D-NJ) is still being written.…

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This Week in Congress

March 30, 2021

The House and Senate are not in session due to the Easter Recess.

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President Biden’s Infrastructure and Tax Proposal

March 30, 2021

President Biden’s Infrastructure and Tax Proposal Transportation – The plan provides $620 billion for transportation. That includes $115 billion to improve bridges, highways, roads and $20 billion for road safety, which will upgrade 20,000 miles of roads and highways. There’s $85 billion to modernize public transportation systems and $80 billion for Amtrak. The plan provides $25…

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Does Your Insurance Program Cover All the Insurance Requirements in the Contracts You’re Signing?

March 30, 2021

Does Your Insurance Program Cover All the Insurance Requirements in the Contracts You’re Signing? Great question- how certain are you that in the event of a claim your insurance Program will trigger coverage? Let’s examine 3 problematic areas: 1) Indemnification: Every contract contains some form of Indemnity/Hold Harmless language which requires you to indemnify upstream…

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“Ask the Expert” Video Series from ASA of Baltimore

March 30, 2021

“Ask the Expert” Video Series from ASA of Baltimore The ASA of Baltimore Chapter has put together an incredible video series with a wide variety of topics: Tax and PPP Contract Negotiation Getting Paid Insurance Issues Succession Planning Owner Exit Health Plans These videos are all available in the ASA Info Hub, which is included…

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Introducing New ASA Platinum Sponsor, Dale Carnegie

March 30, 2021

Introducing New ASA Platinum Sponsor, Dale Carnegie ASA is proud to announce that Dale Carnegie will be joining ASA as a Platinum Sponsor.  This new collaboration will include new training for the ASA Chapter leadership. Dale Carnegie and ASA are partnering to provide members with professional development at special prices. Over 100 years of proven…

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