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20 Dec

New York Times Op-Ed Contributor: Time Has Come for Honest Conversation About Digital Monopolies

New York Times op-ed contributor Jonathan Taplin calls into question the market dominance of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon, especially in comparison to the proposed AT&T–Time Warner merger.

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20 Dec

Sales Tax Roundup: Colorado, Tennessee, Utah

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case regarding the constitutionality of Colorado’s use tax law; in Tennessee and Utah, sales tax fairness is moving forward.

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19 Dec

Good Jobs First Report: Communities Should Stop Giving Amazon Subsidies

Public officials would be wise to tell Amazon “no deal” when it comes to granting subsidies for opening warehouses in their communities, according to a study released by Good Jobs First.

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07 Dec

Amazon Invisible No More: ILSR Report Garners Widespread Media Coverage

A new ILSR report providing both in-depth details about Amazon’s market dominance and policy recommendations to address its harmful consequences has been featured in newspapers around the country.

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29 Nov

Sales Tax Update: Wyoming and Ohio

Wyoming and Ohio took steps in November to impose a tax on out-of-state businesses that lack a physical presence in the state.

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30 Nov

New Report Provides Analysis on Amazon’s Negative Impact

A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance provides a comprehensive analysis of the negative impact of Amazon’s expansion and growing power — and what can be done to address its dominance.

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28 Nov

Judge Bars Overtime Rule From Going Into Effect on December 1

A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a ruling that bars — at least temporarily — the new U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule from going into effect in all 50 states.

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16 Nov

New DOL Overtime Rule Set to Go Into Effect December 1

Though legal challenges could possibly delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, business owners should be prepared for it to go into effect on December 1.

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25 Oct

Letter Clarifying Collectibles Law to Be Submitted to California State Speaker

Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang, author of a new California law that covers collectibles, has finalized a letter clarifying that the law does not apply to general bookstores and author signings.

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05 Mar

Supreme Court Justice Opens Door for E-Fairness

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that sent a challenge to a Colorado use tax law back to federal court has sparked hope among proponents of e-fairness.

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