Small Business

Threats to Consumers and Small Businesses Continue in Latest Round of Apple v. Samsung

HLF Files Another Amicus Briefing Warning of Effect on Prices, Innovation, and Small Businesses

On July 1st, the Hispanic Leadership Fund filed an amicus brief with the¬†United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding the Apple v. Samsung case dealing with smartphone design and supposed patent infringement. If the monetary damages the lower court awarded are upheld, consumers and small businesses will bear an unfair and unnecessary […]

Nevada Legislature Can Protect Families from Higher Electricity Rates

Affordable, reliable electricity is so intricately linked with our daily lives it is too often taken for granted as something that is our right rather than the luxury it is. Alarmingly, the Environmental Protection Agency, in an effort to appease special interest groups, is playing political games with our national energy supply that could result […]

Florida Legislation Will Halt EPA Overreach and Increased Energy Costs

Much has been made recently about the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest regulatory push in what it calls its “Clean Power Plan.”¬† But a critical point that is often missed in debates is how these types of heavy-handed regulations impact underserved communities–like American Hispanics. With the Clean Power Plan, the Big Government bureaucracy in Washington threatens […]

FACT SHEET: The Sad Truth About Puerto Rico

  GOV. GARCIA PADILLA’S RECORD SHOWS FISCAL AND ECONOMIC FAILURE Sustained Economic Decline, Pension Shortfalls, Job Losses & Brain Drain GDP shrank by almost 2% in 2014 63 plants closed in 2014 Lowest labor force participation rate in the Western Hemisphere at 41% 14% unemployment rate The Economist predicts that Puerto Rico will be the […]

HLF Grades President Obama and Governor Romney on the Issues

HLF Launches “I Am Not A Jet Owner” Site

WASHINGTON–The Hispanic Leadership Fund announced the launch of its affiliated website, “IAmNotAJetOwner.com” to call attention to the pitfalls of President Obama’s class warfare approach, and show why his tax hike would ensnare small business owners, many of whom are making less than the $250,000 that Obama says qualifies them to be “Jet Owners.”

Happy Cost of Government Day

Today is Cost of Government Day. The average American worker has spent every day from January 1 until today working exclusively to earn enough to pay for his/her share of government and regulation at every level–local, state and federal.

Opinion Piece: “Net Neutrality will negatively impact prices and innovation”

HLF President Mario H. Lopez has an op-ed in today’s Rio Grande Guardian () discussing the issue of “Net Neutrality” and the harmful impact such regulations would have on the Latino community. You can read the piece below or at the Gaurdian’s site here.