Illinois

Gov. Pritzker Announces Eight Appointments to Illinois Boards

Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker announced the following individuals have agreed to serve in his...
Technical Education

An Investment in Technical Education

What is career and technical education (CTE)? According to the Perkins Act, a CTE program is defined as one that:  “Provides individuals with rigorous academic...
Washington, D.C. Open House for Michael Best Strategies

Michael Best Strategies Hosts D.C. Open House

On Wednesday, May 1st, Michael Best & Friedrich and Michael Best Strategies hosted an open house in their new Washington, D.C. office. Held on...
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Veto Power in Wisconsin – Part 2

Balance of power in Wisconsin The partial veto power, even after its reductions in 1990 and 2008, remains a potent tool that is exclusive to...
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Governor Veto Power in Wisconsin

History of the partial veto The governor of Wisconsin has always had package veto power, which, until the early 1900s, proved sufficient as a check...
Congress Sends Debt Limit Increase to President Biden

Labor Department Unveils New Overtime Pay Requirements

On March 7, the Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled a long-awaited proposal to make roughly 1.1 million more workers eligible for overtime pay. The...
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Illinois’ Economic Forecast Report

Moody's Analytics provided its latest Forecast Report to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability and gave some optimism to Illinois. Some highlights include: ...
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Illinois’ Plan to Increase Minimum Wage

Illinois’ minimum wage will gradually increase starting next year. Governor JB Pritzker made increasing the minimum wage a central issue of his campaign for...
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Border Wall Funding: The Texan Perspective

Now that border wall advocates have failed in their attempts to negotiate border wall funding out of a Democrat controlled Congress, President Trump last...
Steve Israel

Steve Israel, Former Member of Democratic House Leadership, Joins Board of Advisors at Michael...

Michael Best Strategies is pleased to announce that Steve Israel, a former eight-term congressman and member of the Democratic leadership in the U.S. House...