TAG: Legislation

Five Questions: Mike Caprio

April 19, 2019By
Mike Caprio (Photo: Seth Jones)

Mike Caprio Regional business consultant Lawn Doctor, Holmdel, N.J. 1. What all does your job entail, and do you enjoy it? I provide business, agronomy, financial and human resources support to our franchisees in the Southeast. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, Lawn Doctor offers custom lawn care solutions to residential and business consumers. I’ve been with... read more

Final push for H-2B reform for 2019 season

February 20, 2019By

On Jan. 25, Congress and the president reached an agreement to reopen the government for 21 days. read more

Roll Call editor-in-chief to speak at NALP Legislative Day on the Hill

April 28, 2015By

Christina Bellantoni, editor-in-chief of Roll Call and former political editor for the PBS NewsHouse, will deliver the keynote speech at the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Legislative Day on the Hill July 20 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va. Bellantoni also served as association politics editor at Roll Call, where she wrote about national politics... read more

NJNLA backs Horticultural Therapy Week, launches campaign

March 23, 2015By

In step with the New Jersey Senate passing legislation that designates the third full week of March as “Horticultural Therapy Week” in New Jersey, the New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association (NJNLA) donated plants and shrubs to create a display that ran from March 16 to March 20 at Goldfinch Square in the New Jersey Statehouse. Spearheaded by the American... read more

Government Affairs: Unfinished business

November 4, 2014By

As the 113th U.S. Congress comes to the end of its term in December, many are calling it the most unproductive Congress in history. Partisan wrangling rather than constructive legislative work seemed to have been the order of the day throughout this Congress’ two-year history. Left undone are at least three pieces of legislation that could help landscape contractors. Putting... read more

What I’m Reading Wednesday: Immigration reform talk rears its head

May 14, 2014By

Immigration reform is a perennial issue for the landscape industry. The promise of Congress passing a comprehensive bill to address the nation’s broken immigration system doesn’t come about very often, but it reared its head again this week. Obama: 2-3 months for immigration reform Politico Earlier this week President Obama said legislators on Capitol Hill have only about two to... read more