In a May 20, 2015, letter to relevant Committee and Subcommittee Chairmen, the Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs urges that they not adopt a FY2016 budget proposal by President Obama to appropriate $10 million to the U.S. Department of Labor to fund a grant program “to reward states that have demonstrated a high level of performance or significant improvement at detecting worker misclassification and enforcing state UI tax requirements on employers who failed to properly classify their workers.” This proposal follows a DOL grant of $10.2 million to 19 states under a prior iteration of this open-ended authorization contained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, Public Law No. 113-76. (2 pages, PDF format)
Update 6/18/2015: On June 16, 2015, the Coalition submitted a follow-up letter. Read more here.