Developing Partnerships Key to Advancing Policy Efforts

This month, Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council discussed with us the importance of developing partnerships within the community and media to advance Wisconsin’s advocacy efforts and assist in the development, growth and success of technology-based businesses in Wisconsin. Q: I understand you have some unique state partnerships that have helped to advance…

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Update on Maine Cell Phone Labeling Bill

As expected, the Maine Joint Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications gave a divided report (not unanimous) on LD 883 during a work session on April 16.  The Committee voted 7-4 that LD 883 “ought not to pass.”  Both the Senate and House chairs voted for the majority report. The Committee’s majority “ought not to…

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Maine Buy American Legislation Advances

On April 15, the Maine Joint Committee on State and Local Government held a work session on LD 407, the Maine Buy American Act.  TechAmerica provided testimony in opposition to the bill at the March 4 public hearing, urging against adoption on the grounds that LD 407 will significantly limit the ability of state procurement…

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European Parliament’s International Trade Committee adopts Report on responsible sourcing of minerals

On Tuesday 14 April the European Parliament’s International Trade (INTA) Committee adopted a report amending the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation setting up an EU system for responsible sourcing of minerals. The report was approved by a vote of 22-16, with 2 abstentions. Acknowledgement of existing supply chain due diligence industry schemes  Members of…

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  • 10 Key Take-Aways from the 2014 TechAmerica Foundation Vision Conference

    The TechAmerica Foundation just completed its 50th anniversary Vision Conference, exploring the future outlook for the defense and civil agencies throughout the Federal Government.  This conference is a premiere event for those selling or doing business with the Federal Government, as it provides you with key insights into the direction and priorities of over 25…