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June 13, 2018
By Benjamin Dietderich
The Alaska Legislature approved a bill that would prohibit the use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes in privately owned spaces such as bars, restaurants, and taxis.
June 13, 2018
By Benjamin Dietderich
Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court Judge Carl Anthony Walker rejected a lawsuit filed by Chicago residents challenging the city’s “Netflix tax” on streaming audio and video services, ruling in favor of the city and affirming the legality of the levy.
June 13, 2018
By Samantha Fillmore
The Colorado Legislature and Gov. John Hickenlooper enacted some reforms to the state’s public pension system.
June 13, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
The Montana Public Service Commission met with free-market groups, community members, and industry stakeholders to discuss how state utility regulators can help the Federal Communication Commission administer the Lifeline subsidy program.
June 13, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
A tiny Japanese island contains staggering amounts of rare earth elements, minerals which are used in high-tech devices like smart phones, superconductors, and missile guidance systems.
June 12, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
The Missouri General Assembly approved a resolution calling on Congress to organize a national convention for drafting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected to Congress.
June 12, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced a bill that would repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and cancel student loan debt 43 million individuals owe to the U.S. Department of Education.
June 12, 2018
By Madeline Fry
Gretchen Whitmer, a candidate in the Michigan Democratic Party gubernatorial primary, says she will work to repeal the state’s right-to-work (RTW) law, if selected by her party and elected in November.
June 12, 2018
By Benjamin Dietderich
The state of Iowa has implemented a sweeping tax cut.
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June 12, 2018
By Samantha Fillmore
The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a bill that would help ensure Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) money goes only to individuals and families in need of taxpayer assistance and create publicly available data-tracking systems.
June 12, 2018
By Madeline Fry
The city government of Dallas, Texas is seeking bids from private management companies interested in taking over day-to-day operations of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, the 12th-largest such facility in the United States.
June 12, 2018
By Nolan Ryan
Nashville, Tennessee voters rejected a ballot proposal that would have increased several taxes to pay for a new, 26-mile-long, light-rail public transit system and electric-powered buses for the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority.
June 11, 2018
By Benjamin Dietderich
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla is reviewing signatures collected for a November 2018 ballot question asking voters to repeal a gas tax hike implemented less than a year ago.
June 11, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
Illinois state lawmakers propose changing to a progressive income tax to replace the state’s current flat tax.
June 11, 2018
By Owen Macaulay
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill protecting residents’ constitutional rights to property and due process.
June 11, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
The city of Minneapolis has enacted an ordinance increasing the minimum legal age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products.
June 11, 2018
By Nolan Ryan
The Illinois General Assembly approved a bill that would allow law enforcement personnel to use drones to observe certain public gatherings without obtaining permission from a judge.
June 11, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
Voters in Missouri will decide whether a state law prohibiting forced union membership goes into effect, nearly a year and a half after it was signed into law.
June 11, 2018
By Billy Aouste
Week of June 4, 2018
June 11, 2018
By Sarah Quinlan
Residents of Seattle, Washington are collecting signatures to place a referendum question asking voters to repeal a recently approved tax on local businesses earning more than $20 million a year.
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