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GOP Issues Blueprint for Tax Reform
House Republicans—led by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep.
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June 19, 2018
Arizona Enacts Dental Therapy Licensing Law
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a new dental therapy law that allows midlevel dental practitioners to provide preventative and restorative dental care to patients in the state.
Health Care
June 19, 2018
Pennsylvania Considers Work Requirements for Medicaid
Medicaid has become the nation's largest health insurance program, and states like Pennsylvania are considering adding work requirements as part of legislation intended to scale back the cost and size of entitlement programs.
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Health Care
June 18, 2018
Heartland Weekly: Welcome the ‘Health Care Wars’
Week of June 11, 2018
Government Spending
June 16, 2018
Gold Appears Quiescenta
Gold news has not received much media coverage lately. That's not because what's been happening is unimportant.
Education
June 16, 2018
Will Student Loan Debt Crush Alabama’s Graduates?
Unfortunately, many recent college graduates report putting off buying cars or homes, saving for retirement, or marriage due to student loan debt.

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June 19, 2018
By Sarah Lee
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a new dental therapy law that allows midlevel dental practitioners to provide preventative and restorative dental care to patients in the state.
June 19, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
Medicaid has become the nation's largest health insurance program, and states like Pennsylvania are considering adding work requirements as part of legislation intended to scale back the cost and size of entitlement programs.
June 18, 2018
By Billy Aouste
Week of June 11, 2018
June 16, 2018
By Edmund Contoski
Gold news has not received much media coverage lately. That's not because what's been happening is unimportant.
June 16, 2018
By Daniel Sutter
Unfortunately, many recent college graduates report putting off buying cars or homes, saving for retirement, or marriage due to student loan debt.
June 15, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #288
June 15, 2018
By Nancy J. Thorner
It was in 1848 that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published their epic work, Communist Manifesto, that has impacted so much of the world since that time,  but not in positive ways.
June 15, 2018
By Dr. Brad Rodu
Smokeless tobacco was not among 17 risk factors – a tacit acknowledgment that the risk of cancer from smokeless tobacco is de minimis.  
June 15, 2018
By Bartlett Cleland
For years, perhaps decades, or perhaps forever, Washington D.C. has been the butt of jokes with punchlines about how the political class talks and talks and talks while little gets solved.
June 15, 2018
By Jay Lehr
Review of The Road to Ruin: The Global Elites' Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis, by James Rickards (Portfolio Sentinel, 2016), 352 pages, ISBN-13 978-1591848080, $16.14 on Amazon.com.
June 15, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development published a magisterial teaching calling for governments to increase financial regulation.
June 15, 2018
By Daniel Sutter
Over 35 years ago during the 1981-82 recession, Billy Joel released “Allentown” about the plight of this Pennsylvania town.
June 14, 2018
By Daniel Sutter
Presidential tweets and a Supreme Court case have reignited the question of taxing internet sales.
June 14, 2018
By Lindsey Schulenburg
Partnering with a private charity, the City of Stockton, California will test whether a government-administered universal basic income (UBI) program can lift people out of poverty.
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June 14, 2018
By Seton Motley
I would be perfectly fine with – and actually feel a whole lot better – if the DoD created three backups of everything.  Maybe even four would be good.
June 14, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
New York state’s Court of Appeals, determined chimpanzees are not legal persons, and as such don’t have the rights of legal persons.
June 13, 2018
By Ashley Bateman
A proposed law in Massachusetts would license dental therapists in the state who would provide oral health care services such as cleanings and some nonsurgical care under the supervision of a licensed dentist, particularly to low-income residents.
June 13, 2018
By Brandi Wielgopolski
The Washington, DC City Council is proposing raising taxes on ridesharing services and alcohol to increase funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
June 13, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
PureHealth Functional Family Medicine in Indidana provides services through the direct primary care model, meaning patients bypass insurance middlemen and help set the stage for a future of lower health care costs.
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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June 11, 2018
By Brandon Best
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are collecting signatures to force a vote on a measure to override the Federal Communications Commission’s January decision to implement the Restoring Internet Freedom Order.