AK - Gov. Sean Parnell (R) said Friday that the state will not accept federal funding to expand Medicaid, and called Obamacare "a hot mess."
MO - Gov. Jay Nixon (D) will meet jointly with the House and Senate interim committees on Medicaid next week to lay the groundwork for legislation next session addressing the state's $9 billion Medicaid program. Prefiling of bills for the 2014 legislative session begins Dec. 1.
NH - Competing Medicaid expansion bills from the Democrat controlled House and majority Republican Senate are scheduled to be taken up Thursday, the final day of the 2-week special session.
NY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D) Tax Reform and Fairness Commission on Thursday released a 157-page report with recommendations to improve the state's tax structure. The panel's report primarily focuses on modernizing administration of property taxes, corporate taxes, and various business taxes, as well as lowering some estate taxes.
WI - The Assembly took up several intensely partisan issues on Thursday, including voter ID, voting hours, and recall procedures, on what was supposed to the final meeting day of 2013. However, Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to call lawmakers back into session sometime in December to delay the deadline for BadgerCare recipients to move to health exchanges.
To research issues in your key markets, visit the members only section of the CHPA website.
Facilitated by CHPA’s NextGen Task Force, this networking event, open to all participants, is essential for making powerful connections. NextGen grows CHPA’s community by connecting industry professionals with each other. Join us for this ‘after hours’ event in a relaxed environment. This event is included in the Regional Conference registration or may be purchased as a separate ticket for $30 if not attending the full program. Join us at Ipic Theater at The Domain Austin, located at 3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, Austin, Texas.
If you operate in Michigan, please review this legislation as it addresses the prevention and management of bed bug infestation. What's your company's responsibility? What's the landlord's responsibility? Click on the bill number for complete information.
Bed Bugs/Pest Infestation
MI S.B. 657 - Housing; landlord and tenants; allocation of responsibilities; provide for with respect to prevention and management of bed bug infestation. Amends title & sec. 1 of 1972 PA 348 (MCL 554.601 ) & adds secs. 1d, 1e, 1f & 1g.
There has not been any recent activity on CHPA's issues of interest in Canadian provinces. Here's what's going on in other US state governments:
FL - Former Republican governor and now Democrat Charlie Crist kicked off his 2014 gubernatorial campaign at rally in St. Petersburg today. Crist leads Gov. Rick Scott (R) in the most recent polls, primarily due to the incumbent's unpopularity.
HI - The House Finance Committee resumes taking testimony today from the more than 5000 people who signed up to testify on the same-sex marriage bill. Lawmakers expect to finish passing the measure and adjourn the special session later this week.
IL - Legislative leaders profess progress has been made in recent talks on pension reform legislation, however no vote is expected this week when the legislature convenes for the last three days of the veto session.
NH - The New Hampshire legislature convenes a special session on Medicaid expansion beginning Thursday, Nov. 7.
NJ - Gov. Chris Christie (R) holds a 61-33 lead over Barbara Buono (D) in a Quinnipiac poll released today, one day before the election.
VA - Terry McAuliffe (D) leads Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) 46-40 in the Virginia's governor's race, according to a Quinnipiac poll also released today.
Are you looking to get added exposure for your company at a reasonable cost? If the answer is yes, you will want to take advantage of the West Regional Sponsor and Exhibit opportunities before they are gone! There is a package for every budget. From exhibit spaces to sponsorships ranging from $500 - $5,000, there is something for you. CHPA appreciates your help in ensuring the success of these events.
Thank you to our current sponsors and exhibitors:
Onsite Program - AZUMA Leasing
Housing - Amber Lodging Company
Silver - ExecuStay Midwest
Silver - Brook Furniture Rental
Silver - Post Corporate Apartments
Bronze - Gables
Bronze - Oakwood Temporary Housing
Exhibitor - Suite Interiors
Experienced relocation professionals share industry trends and current client needs. Find out how that impacts what you need to be doing right now. Together, we will discuss the major trends emerging in relocation programs, along with potential implications for the corporate housing industry.
Rebecca Cole has been in the relocation industry since 1998. She is currently the Senior Manager of Global Mobility at VMware. Her professional experience includes oversight of and responsibility for corporate account management, service quality and performance. During the first half of her relocation career she worked on the corporate client side. She has worked for eight years as the Account Manager, representing SIRVA on-site at Dell Inc. in Austin, TX. As Director, Client Engagement, Rebecca is the client’s primary point of contact, accountability and control. She facilitates the client’s program objectives, ensuring that all of the right SIRVA resources are aligned to achieve optimum results.
Jason Exley is an international human resource professional specializing in global mobility. He has been in the mobility industry for eleven years with ten of those managing in-house global mobility functions for Bechtel, CH2M HILL, TeleTech, and Western Union. He has handled mobility programs as large as 1,000 assignees annually and thrives in the areas of global relocation, benefits, immigration, and taxation.
Lauren Richards has held the position of U.S. Domestic Relocation Program Manager at Dell since 2006. She manages all aspects of a fully outsourced program. Her current role includes building and maintaining strategic partnerships with HR and internal businesses; program training; vendor management; overseeing RFP’s; policy benchmarking policy restructuring; exceptions management among other responsibilities. Lauren received her CRP designation in 2000 and her GMS designation in 2006.
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