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SBA Announces Streamlined Loan Forgiveness Process for Small PPP Loans

October 13, 2020

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced a streamlined process for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans under $50,000. Loans under $50,000 account for approximately 3.5 million of the 5.2 million total loans issued through PPP. This announcement comes after consistent complaints from small business owners about difficulties they have faced throughout…

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NHTSA Reports Increase in Traffic Fatality Rate

October 2, 2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) released preliminary traffic data yesterday indicating that while the total number of traffic fatalities has decreased in 2020, the rate of traffic fatalities per miles travelled has spiked significantly. NHTSA attributed this trend to increased risky behaviors, such as neglecting seat belts or…

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U.S. House Small Business Committee Holds Hearing on Fraud and the PPP

October 1, 2020

The United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business conducted a hearing today to discuss ongoing fraud in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and potential remedies. This hearing follows a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that the Small Business Administration (SBA) neglected critical oversight procedures for the PPP, which…

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California Governor Calls for Ban on Gas-Fueled Cars by 2035

September 24, 2020

  California Governor Gavin Newsom released an executive order yesterday requiring that by 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California will be zero-emission vehicles. In his press release, Newsom cited increased concern about the effects of pollution and climate change caused by gas-fueled vehicles. Although the order…

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U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Revisit the Need for Federal Data Privacy Legislation

September 23, 2020

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation convened today in a hearing to discuss the renewed need for federal data privacy legislation. The discussion focused heavily on California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018, which has been widely viewed as the most progressive data privacy legislation in the…

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