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PBA | NCA Takes On Capitol Hill

Welcome to Our World (WTOW) is one of Capitol Hill’s most popular learning events and gives beauty professionals like YOU the opportunity to educate law makers on the importance of the professional salon/spa industry to the U.S. economy and millions of beauty professionals. PBA and…

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Legislation Threatens Industry, Consumer Safety

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) plays an active role in the legislative process and advocates on behalf of its members for the benefit of the entire industry. Legislation at the federal and state levels, including local regulations, impacts the entire industry from large to small…

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New Hampshire Legislative Update

New Hampshire’s State Legislature will soon vote on HB1265 and HB1431 which will directly impact the professional beauty industry. HB1265 establishes criteria for the regulation of occupations and professions by boards and commissions as authorized by law, and provides that an individual may engage in a…

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The Professional Beauty Industry Comes Together & STOPS Cosmetology Deregulation in Indiana

Phoenix, AZ (January 26, 2012) – The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is pleased to announce that a recent bill in Indiana (HB1006) that would have deregulated the cosmetology industry and repealed professional licensing boards and all licenses was STOPPED. PBA’s Government Advocacy team, in partnership…

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New Hampshire Considering Three New Bills that Would Negatively Impact State’s Cosmetology Industry

Phoenix, AZ (January 27, 2012) Having successfully worked to stop deregulation of the cosmetology industry in New Hampshire in 2011, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is speaking out against three new bills state legislators are considering that would negatively impact the state’s cosmetology industry. PBA…

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Indiana De-Regulation Bill Officially Withdrawn

Hundreds of beauty professionals from Indiana came forward last Friday, January 20, for a hearing on Indiana HB1006 (House Bill 1006), which would deregulate the cosmetology industry in that state by removing the Board and cosmetology licensing. As of today, January 25, Indiana Representative David A…

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Action Alert: OPPOSE HB1265 in New Hampshire

HB 1265 establishes criteria for the regulation of occupations and professions by boards and commissions, and that an individual may engage in a legal occupation (such as cosmetology) without being subject to laws that regulate the occupation or profession. Licensing and regulation of the cosmetology industry…

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National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Focuses on IRS Funding and Taxpayer Rights

The following is abbreviated from the “IRS Newswire” for January 2011. WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her annual report to Congress, identifying the combination of the IRS’s expanding workload and declining resources as the most serious problem facing taxpayers. The result,…

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Action Alert: Oppose HB1006 in Indiana

HB1006 deregulates the cosmetology industry in Indiana by repealing the law governing cosmetologists and barbers, including professional licensing boards and all licenses. Removing the Board and licenses for cosmetologists in the state of Indiana will have a detrimental health and safety as well as fiscal…

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IRS Releases New Tax Gap Estimates; Compliance Rates Remain Statistically Unchanged From Previous Study

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2012 — The Internal Revenue Service released a new set of tax gap estimates for tax year 2006.  The tax gap is defined as the amount of tax liability faced by taxpayers that is not paid on time. The new tax gap…

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