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Companies Push to Repeal AMT After Senate’s Last-Minute Move to Keep It Alive

Business lobbyists say keeping corporate alternative minimum tax would undercut several goals of legislation
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Monday, December 4, 2017 - 20:01

Technology, banking and other industries mounted a new round of lobbying Monday to save a wide range of tax breaks following the last-minute switch in the federal tax overhaul by the U.S. Senate.

Businesses Push Workers to Mobilize Before Tax Revamp

Companies and trade groups turn their tax wish-lists into talking points as federal tax overhaul looms
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Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 20:19

OMAHA, Neb.—In the parking lot outside Elliott Equipment Co.’s manufacturing plant here last month, more than a hundred employees gathered in front of a banner-bedecked truck, its raised boom flying an American flag 30 feet overhead, to hear from the company’s chief executive and the local congressman.

Lobbyists as Directors Test Rules for Corporate Boards

Directors at some companies are paid to lobby for those firms or allied trade groups, while also helping set the CEO’s pay
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 15:23

At Louisiana health-care company LHC Group Inc., the board’s compensation committee has approved a 90% raise for the chief executive over

Lobbyists turn on the juice

Original publication date: 
Sunday, May 2, 1999 (All day)

Nobody knows how to throw a party like the electric industry -- especially for lawmakers.

From Las Vegas golf outings and January's $21,500 Electric Swamp Boogie, to quiet dinners and chartered flights for Razorback ballgames, the electric industry pulled out the stops to court legislators in the battle over deregulation.

Recent Ex-Senators Find Soft Landings on Corporate Boards

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Monday, June 24, 2013 - 15:18

Departing senators are finding that the life of an ex-lawmaker can be lucrative. In recent months, several have found spots in corporate boardroom, even if they have no direct business experience in the industries wooing them.

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