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July 26, 2016
GOP Issues Blueprint for Tax Reform
House Republicans—led by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep.
FIRE
June 15, 2017
Congressmen Question IRS Bitcoin Exchange Probe
Three members of Congress officially called on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen to answer questions about the agency’s probe of Coinbase.
FIRE
June 12, 2017
House Approves Dodd-Frank Rollback Bill
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that would ease federal restrictions on banks, reduce the cost of regulatory compliance, and relax some federal government controls over banks and financial services.
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Law
June 9, 2017
Everything Is Illegal Unless It’s Specifically Allowed, Says Columbiana, Ohio City Attorney
The Columbiana, Ohio City Council rescheduled a public hearing on a proposed ordinance “allowing” residents to maintain residential gardens on their property.
Economy
June 7, 2017
Puerto Rico Collapses into Bankruptcy
The government of Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States in the Caribbean Sea, began negotiating with bondholders in federal court to discharge approximately $123 billion in public debt and unfunded pension liabilities.
FIRE
June 7, 2017
A Challenging and Worthwhile Exploration of the Fed’s Real History
Review of Money: Free and Unfree, by George Selgin (Cato Institute), 2017, 382 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1944424299; $16.96 on Amazon.com.

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FIRE
June 15, 2017
By Jeff Reynolds
Three members of Congress officially called on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen to answer questions about the agency’s probe of Coinbase.
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June 12, 2017
By Joshua Paladino
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that would ease federal restrictions on banks, reduce the cost of regulatory compliance, and relax some federal government controls over banks and financial services.
June 9, 2017
By Leo Pusateri
The Columbiana, Ohio City Council rescheduled a public hearing on a proposed ordinance “allowing” residents to maintain residential gardens on their property.
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June 7, 2017
By Michael McGrady
The government of Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States in the Caribbean Sea, began negotiating with bondholders in federal court to discharge approximately $123 billion in public debt and unfunded pension liabilities.
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June 7, 2017
By Jay Lehr
Review of Money: Free and Unfree, by George Selgin (Cato Institute), 2017, 382 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1944424299; $16.96 on Amazon.com.
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May 22, 2017
By Michael McGrady
Following the implementation of a ban on tobacco and e-cigarette use in Novato, California in January, lawmakers in neighboring cities are considering similar bans on tobacco and e-cigarette use in public and private spaces.
May 22, 2017
By Michael McGrady
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced the creation of 10 new “food truck zones” where such operations will be allowed.
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May 19, 2017
By Lindsey Curnutte
Democratic Party members of the U.S. House of Representatives are urging committee chairmen to stall the progress of House Resolution 10, the Financial CHOICE Act, after the House Financial Services Committee voted in April to allow the bill to proceed.
May 17, 2017
By Leo Pusateri
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says President Donald Trump supports “a 21st century Glass-Steagall,” referring to proposals to restore financial regulations prohibiting banks from engaging in commercial and investment banking.
May 2, 2017
By Edmund Contoski
Will Greece avoid financial disaster one more time by somehow pulling one more rabbit out of a hat? It seems unlikely, but we shall know fairly soon.