Congress Responds – A First Look at the COVID-19 Aid Bill


Adding to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) that became law on March 18, the Senate voted on March 26 and the next day, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the largest economic-relief bill in U.S. history, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. President Donald J. Trump quickly signed the final measure.

TRSA Tax-Relief Effort in Indiana Moves Forward


TRSA recently succeeded in getting legislative language – which TRSA members developed – added to Indiana H.B. 1065 as an amendment to clarify the Indiana Tax Code. This language would protect linen, uniform and facility services companies from having their rental textiles subject to property taxes, thus saving operators roughly $30,000-$40,000 per plant annually.

Hospitality Roundtable: Labor, Market Trends Analyzed


A group of 16 hotel laundry operators engaged in a lively, wide-ranging discussion of issues affecting their businesses on Feb. 3 in Las Vegas, the day before the formal kickoff of TRSA’s Feb. 4-5 Hospitality Conference at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa.

Texas Tax Bill Takes Next Step Forward


Due to the outreach of TRSA’s Texas members during last month’s Texas Legislative Conference, HB-1089, introduced by Rep. Drew Darby (R), passed the Texas House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means unanimously with a bipartisan vote of 8-0. Three lawmakers were absent, but all have communicated to the Ways and Means Chairman Dustin Burrows (R), that they would have supported the legislation.

Hill Speakers – Seeking Common Ground Amid Conflict


A group of 50-plus TRSA members got an insider’s view of Washington politics and policy during three speaking engagements with Capitol Hill lawmakers that were part of the association’s 9th Annual Legislative Conference on March 28 in Washington, DC.