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Michael Bates writes from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Michael Bates writes from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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July 13, 2016
By Michael Bates
Long wait times and missed flights plaguing air travelers this summer are a result of a months-long fight for more taxpayer funding for a public-sector union representing government employees in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
June 1, 2016
By Michael Bates
Nevada lawmakers are considering calling a special session of the state’s legislature to consider a proposal that would make available taxpayer subsidies for a proposed football stadium in Las Vegas.
May 3, 2016
By Michael Bates
Lawmakers in Missouri’s state Senate approved a bill authorizing a November 2016 ballot question asking for an increase in the state’s gasoline excise tax.
April 11, 2016
By Michael Bates
The Kansas Senate has approved a bill to make reforms to the state’s welfare entitlement program. If approved by the House and signed into law by Gov.

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