Evan Zeppos

Zeppos Conducts Crisis Communication Training

Michael Best Strategies Principal and Senior Public Affairs Advisor Evan Zeppos recently conducted one of several crisis communication training sessions for employees of the...

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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Exclusion Process Mandated by Congress on China List 3 Retaliatory Tariffs

In the recently passed appropriations legislation, Congress ordered the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office to create a process for requesting product-specific exclusions from...
Border Wall

President Trump Signs Spending Package, Declares National Emergency at Border

Combined with a spending package he signed on Friday to avert a government shutdown, President Trump declared a national emergency on the southern U.S....
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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...
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Opportunities with Opportunity Zones

Michael Best Strategies hosted an invitational briefing for clients and community partners in January to dig into the emerging Opportunity Zones (OZs) program. Created by...
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Texas 2018 Election Results: What They Mean for Governing and 2020

November’s election is behind us, and as the legislature gavels into session this week, there is at least one issue on which all political...