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

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

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February 22, 2017
By Ben Johnson
An Arizona lawmaker is calling for a ballot question asking voters to approve a 10-cent hike in the state government’s gasoline tax.
February 21, 2017
By Ben Johnson
As a research firm warns of a pending economic recession in Decatur, Illinois, a local lawmaker is calling on the federal government to require businesses across the nation to collect and pay state sales taxes on purchases made from other states.
February 20, 2017
By Ben Johnson
More than 30 Pennsylvania state lawmakers from the state’s House of Representatives and Senate are joining local business owners’ legal fight against the City of Philadelphia’s newly enacted sin tax on soda and other sweetened beverages.
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January 27, 2017
By Ben Johnson
Oakland, California lawmakers are hoping to talk the National Football League’s (NFL) Oakland Raiders out of plans to move to Las Vegas, offering a taxpayer-subsidized financing deal.

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