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Philippines' Divorce Bill

From BBC News: The Philippines' lower house of Congress has passed a divorce bill on the third reading, moving the country closer to legalisation. The bill passed despite opposition from President Rodrigo Duterte, who had his own marriage legally annulled…. … Continue reading

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Senate passes financial reform corrections bill with securities provisions

By Mark S. Nelson, J.D. The Senate passed a bill that would reduce the regulatory burdens imposed by the Dodd-Frank Act on community banks but that also would address numerous securities issues, such as the definition of “covered securities.” The … Continue reading

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Senate Finance Retirement Savings Bill Falls Short of Offering Comprehensive Solutions

The recent tax reform bill left the taxation of household savings, including retirement savings accounts, largely unchanged. Last Thursday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act of … Continue reading

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Bill Would Allow Farm Bureau to Offer Non-ACA Compliant Health Benefit Plans

Last fall, we wrote about the health care crisis facing many Iowa farmers and other small business owners. Many of those with incomes above 400 percent of the federal poverty limit faced 2018 health care insurance premiums surpassing $30,000 per … Continue reading

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Enrages NRA, Passes School Safety and Gun Violence Bill

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a broad bill intended to step up safety in schools and curtain gun violence on Friday. The legislation marks a major break from Republican tradition. Scott, himself a member of the GOP, rattled the National … Continue reading

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