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Posted: Feb 12, 2018
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by Chris Heaton - Vice President for Advocacy and Public Affairs

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” into law. While media pundits speculated from liberal and conservative perspectives the impact the most significant tax reform in over 30 years would have on the economy, it became clear the impact to business would be very positive. One provision within the bill will have a particularly positive impact for the electronic security and life safety industry.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2018
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by Chris Heaton - Vice President for Advocacy and Public Affairs

The most significant tax bill in over 30 years was passed by Congress and signed into law on December 22, 2017 by President Trump. Over 23 million comments were filed in response to an FCC plan to reverse a two-year old FCC rule that heavily regulated Internet Service Providers. These two issues flooded news reports, blogs and pundit positions for weeks leading to their enactment. The aftermath is still developing, but it is not likely we will see these two momentous issues coming to...
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Posted: Dec 12, 2017
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by Chris Heaton - Vice President for Advocacy and Public Affairs

Many virtual barrels of ink have spilled on the topic of “net neutrality” over the last two years and no issue has generated more intense scrutiny and public interest with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) since it published its proposed rule titled, “Restoring Internet Freedom” on June 2, 2017. An unprecedented 23 million comments were filed, with a clear majority opposing the FCC intention to reverse the current rules back to pre-2015, “light...
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Posted: Nov 13, 2017
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by Chris Heaton - Vice President for Advocacy and Public Affairs

In the midst of the media and Congress focusing on tax reform and President Trump’s trip through Asia, a relatively harmless looking, one-page bill passed the House on November 7 that  could really live up to its name, the “Save Local Business Act”.

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Posted: Nov 13, 2017
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by Chris Heaton - Vice President for Advocacy and Public Affairs

Paid Family Leave (PFL) is a concept that may be foreign to many members, but those in states like California, Rhode Island and New Jersey it is a current reality. And, it is coming to New York, Washington state and D.C. soon. What is PFL, who pays for it, how much does it cost and what are the benefits?

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Posted: Oct 10, 2017
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by Chris Heaton - Vice President of Membership and Chapter Relations

The electronic security and life safety industry is a heavily regulated industry for obvious reasons. Consumers want to know their personal protection is assured by objective licensing procedures that preclude felons from accessing their home or having security codes that could effectively unlock their home or business. They want to know their electronic security and life safety systems are installed, monitored and maintained by qualified and vetted professionals.
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