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Here are some great tools built and managed by the Sunlight Foundation that you may find interesting.

Capitol Words explores the most popular words and phrases used by legislators in the U.S. Congress. Search the data from 1996 to today by state, date or politician.

Influence Explorer connects the dots of political contributions on the federal and state level allowing you to track influence by lawmaker, company or prominent individual.

Open States allows anyone to discover more about lawmaking in their state. With Open States, you can track state bills, get campaign and contact information for legislators and follow all the action across 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Party Time documents the political fundraising circuit. From the early morning hours until late at night, there are opportunities for members of Congress, presidential and congressional candidates to meet with supporters behind closed doors, press them for money and party. Breakfasts, luncheons, barbecues, golfing outings, receptions, concerts, basketball, baseball, football—the social whirl is endless.

Political Ad Sleuth is an opportunity for local volunteers to help us make a national, online database of TV stations’ public ad files. This paperwork, which every broadcaster keeps but doesn’t post online, contains important information about who is buying airtime for political ads.

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NASE Supports Legislation To Stop Harmful DOL Regulation

Friday, June 24, 2016

The NASE has announced its support of S. 2707/H.R. 4773, “Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act.”  Introduced by Senators Scott (R-SC) and Alexander (R-TN) and Representatives Walberg (R-MI) and Kline (R-MN), would block the current proposed Department of Labor overtime regulation from taking effect and require the Department to perform a deeper analysis of the impact changes to overtime regulations will have on small businesses, nonprofits, regional economies, local governments, Medicare and Medicaid dependent health care providers, and academic institutions, as well as employee flexibility and career advancement before proceeding with a rule.

The new overtime rule as announced by the Department raises the salary threshold of exempt employees to $47,476 per year in order to be ineligible for overtime pay. The salary thresholds will be automatically updated every three years. There is no carve-outs for small business and/or nonprofits, a point to which the NASE’s objects.

While the NASE believes in pay equal to work, the 100% increase in the salary threshold without consideration of regional economic differences, which has a significant impact on small businesses, is reckless and will have lasting consequences for the employer/employee relationship.

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