Monthly Archives: June 2014

On July 1, Many States Will Cut Taxes,California Included

Indiana and Rhode Island businesses will see a drop in their corporate tax rates on July 1. In Idaho, people and businesses purchasing software through the “cloud” will be spared sales taxes. And starting tomorrow, Maryland is beefing up tax credits related to cybersecurity, biotechnology and research and development to encourage companies to relocate to […]


RNC Hires Hispanic State Directors and Hispanic Field Directors in Southwest In an ongoing effort to strengthen the Republican Party’s relationships in Hispanic communities across the country, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is announced its Deputy Director of Hispanic Initiatives as well as its second wave of Hispanic engagement staff hires in four Southwest states: […]

Nevada’s Latino population growth exceeds throughout the Intermountain West but support lags

Building the Infrastructure of Opportunity for Latinos in Nevada Latinos in the Intermountain West were hit hard by the Great Recession and have had more difficulty recovering economically than non-Latinos. To improve economic resiliency, states need to develop an infrastructure of opportunity, according to The State of Latinos in the Intermountain West, a new report […]

Top issue for Hispanics? Hint: It’s not immigration

A broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws has been debated and discussed among policy makers for a dozen years, but Congress has yet to pass a bill. Last month, several Hispanic advocacy leaders criticized the president for policies that have contributed to the more than three million immigrants deported since 2004. Yet now, some […]

Voto Latino Co-Founder Says Latino Presidential Candidate ‘Is Still In The Making’

While many speculate about who will make it on the 2016 presidential ticket, Voto Latino co-Founder Maria Teresa Kumar isn’t so sure there’s a Latino candidate ready for the task. In a Washington Post magazine interview published on Friday, Kumar spoke about her work with the nonpartisan organization, the growth of the Latino population and […]

Another Day, Another 124 Violent SWAT Raids

It’s 3:00 a.m. Your children are screaming and your dog is lying dead in a pool of blood. Scorch marks and shattered glass cover the floor. You’re being held at gunpoint by towering figures wearing black and holding AK-47s. This isn’t a Hollywood movie set. Odds are this is a predawn SWAT raid targeting a […]

How immigration reform died

President Barack Obama paused for what felt like an eternity to the immigration reform activists seated around the Roosevelt Room. Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza, had just explained why she declared him the “deporter in chief” in a speech in early March. Obama, who was infuriated when he first heard […]

Meeting the Needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander Businesses and Entrepreneurs

More than 1.5 million businesses in the United States are owned by Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. These firms account for $508.6 billion in spending power nationwide and have resulted in the creation of more than 2.8 million jobs. A vast majority of these companies are small and are fueled almost exclusively on […]

White House Announces Plans For Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination

14 Million More Workers Would Be Protected By Executive Order Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Order will reduce persistent and pervasive employment discrimination against LGBT people The White House announced that President Obama has directed his staff to prepare a federal executive order requiring contractors to prohibit workplace discrimination based on […]