FSI Boosts Lobbying on Federal, State Levels
With 10 staffers working the federal and state beats—and three more to be hired this year—the FSI is flexing its advocacy muscles.
Obama, House Republicans Jockey on Charity Tax Breaks
The GOP wants to make three temporary tax breaks for donations permanent; Obama wants to cap the charitable tax deduction for high earners.
Obama Budget’s Retirement Savings Cap Targets Wealthy
The retirement savings cap is a relatively small gambit in the budget’s larger effort to raise revenues but is seen as an attack.
Obama Sets Up Social Security Showdown
The White House's 2016 budget contains a proposal to reallocate some payroll tax money from the old-age program to the dwindling Disability Trust Fund.
Obama’s $4 Trillion Budget Sets Up Tax Fight With Congress
The budget would raise taxes on corporations and top earners, spend more on infrastructure and housing, and stabilize, but not eliminate, the annual budget deficit.
After Obama Address, Battle Lines Are Drawn in Congress
Industry trade groups and lawmakers were quick to weigh in with praise and criticism of issues raised in President Obama's mid-January State of the Union address, namely cybersecurity, the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, taxes and entitlement reform.
Ex-Gov. Pawlenty: White House Fiduciary Memo ‘Overly Broad’
The leaked memo was “overly broad in condemning the industry and fairly conclusory without citing a lot of specifics,” FSR's Pawlenty says.
Obama Drops 529 Tax Plan; New College Saving Bills Floated
Administration will now focus on delivering a “larger package” of education tax relief that will have bipartisan support.
FSI Chair Blasts White House Fiduciary Memo as ‘Offensive’
FSI Chairman and Cetera President Antoniades says the memo's "ignorance" is "frankly offensive"; FSI also says it’s fighting FINRA's CARDS plan.
Rove, Gibbs: How Advisors Can Distance Themselves From Wall St.
The storied political spinsters offer some imaging advice at FSI — both for advisors and for presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.