(WASHINGTON) – Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization, is announcing its Millennial Jobs Report for June 2015. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is specific to 18-29 year-olds:
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(WASHINGTON) – Generation Opportunity is proud to announce Andrew Clark as its President and Executive Director, effective immediately. Andrew joins Generation Opportunity from i360.
(WASHINGTON) – Generation Opportunity today announced its endorsement of the Safe, Accountable, Fair, and Effective (SAFE) Justice Act, which was recently introduced by Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.). The overarching intent of this criminal justice reform bill is to decrease the federal prison population. Generation Opportunity President Andrew Clark issued the following statement:
Washington, DC – (6/25/2015) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of King v. Burwell. In a 6-3 decision, the Court concluded the law was written with the intent of providing subsidies to individuals who purchased plans through the federal exchange.
Washington, DC – (6/16/15) – On the heels of the failed Marketplace Fairness Act, Rep. Chaffetz (D-UT) has introduced the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA) which would erode limits on state tax-collection authority, damaging and discouraging interstate commerce. In a thinly-veiled attempt to hurt online businesses in the name of helping brick-and-mortar stores, the RTPA removes a physical presence standard that protects a state’s citizens from out-of-state collectors. In doing so, this legislation creates a slippery slope for state governments to tax businesses beyond their borders, hurting businesses on- and off-line.
Washington, DC – (6/16/15) – Governor Rick Scott today signed a wireless communication services tax cut into law. The provision cuts the tax rate on cell phone and TV services by 1.73 percent.
Washington, DC – (6/11/15) – Last year, Reps. Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Massie (R-KY), and Lofgren (D-CA) introduced an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill that discourages the NSA from compelling companies to allow backdoor surveillance software and helps prevent warrantless searches. This bipartisan amendment, known as the Massie-Lofgren Amendment, passed by 293-123 votes in the House. However, the Defense Appropriations failed to pass in the Senate, and the amendment language was not included in the “Cromnibus” funding bill.
Washington, DC – (6/11/15) – Yesterday, the Michigan State Senate Regulatory Reform Committee passed two anti-ridesharing bills, S.B. 188 and 184, which (1) empower local municipalities to regulate companies like Uber and Lyft and (2) require drivers to be at least 21 years old, discriminating against 19 and 20 year olds, (3) require drivers to obtain a chauffeur license, and (4) impose fees on individual drivers. Senator Mike Kowall was the only committee member to vote against these bills.
Washington, DC – (6/10/15) – Last week, the Florida State House again passed a wireless communication services tax cut as part of the larger tax bill. A previous version of the tax cut on cell phone and some television services, H.B. 7141, was passed by the House earlier this year. It would have lowered taxes on wireless communication services by 3.6 percent. H.B. 33A, which is included in the tax package currently being debated, reduces the tax rate by 0.9 percent in the first year, 1.8 percent in the second year, then back to 0.9 percent.
Washington, DC – (6/5/15) – Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization, is announcing its Millennial Jobs Report for May 2015. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is specific to 18-29 year olds: