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27 Feb

In essence, the revision enabled companies to increase executive compensation without informing their shareholders if the compensation was in the form of stock options contracts that would only become valuable if the underlying stock price were to increase at a later time.

The SEC’s opinions regarding backdating and fraud were primarily due to the various tax rules that apply when issuing “in the money” stock options vs.Governor Walker proposed reinstating the funding for the upcoming 2017-19 biennial budget and members of the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) agreed to add the additional funding.According to the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, the pay progression plan consists of 17 hourly salary steps and the money approved would allow DDAs and ADAs to move up one full salary step.Corporations, however, have defended the practice of stock option backdating with their legal right to issue options that are already in the money as they see fit, as well as the frequent occurrence in which a lengthy approval process is required.In 1972, a new revision (APB 25) in accounting rules resulted in the ability of any company to avoid having to report executive incomes as an expense to their shareholders if the income resulted from an issuance of “at the money” stock options.