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Ben Johnson (therightswriter@gmail.com) writes from Stockport, Ohio.

Ben Johnson (therightswriter@gmail.com) writes from Stockport, Ohio.

Recent Articles and Publications

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April 28, 2017
By Ben Johnson
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (D) and the state’s legislature may have to cooperate on tax relief this summer to avoid a June 30 lapse in payments owed by the state government.
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April 26, 2017
By Ben Johnson
Lawmakers in Congress are considering prohibiting federal government agencies from using lawsuit settlements to promote political goals and enrich friendly outside groups.
April 25, 2017
By Ben Johnson
Congress sent President Donald Trump a resolution blocking a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that prevents state governments from testing individuals for evidence of illegal drug use when applying for entitlements.
April 23, 2017
By Ben Johnson
The VA continues to address inaccuracies in recording wait times for veterans at system hospitals.

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