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August 3, 2021
Both ‘Infrastructure’ Bills Are Atrocious. Republicans Voting ‘Yay’ Should Be Embarrassed
Just about nothing US infrastructure has anything to do with DC.
Government Spending
August 3, 2021
Infrastructure Bill as Political Plunder and Social Engineering
Politicians love to spend other people’s money, especially when it enables them to use it to get campaign contributions and election-day votes from those who can keep them in office
Government Spending
July 28, 2021
More Government Debt as Far as the Fiscal Eye Can See
The U.S. government will, again, face an official debt limit starting on August 1, 2021, unless Congress once more raises the limit on what Uncle Sam can borrow.
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Government Spending
May 30, 2020
Government Is Awful at Insurance – and Certainly Shouldn’t Be Rewriting Policies
You don’t want government anywhere near any insurance policies you purchase.
Government Spending
May 20, 2020
China Virus Bailout Coin – Shouldn’t Go to Chinese Companies
There has been much back-and-forthing over who should and shouldn’t get money from the CARES Act.
Government Spending
May 14, 2020
Will Utility Bills on Low-Income Citizens Increase During the Pandemic?
At the end of April, Illinois utility regulators issued a call to repeal a pro-consumer federal order, called the Minimum Price Order Rule. Here's what this means.

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Government Spending
April 8, 2020
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
In these trying times coping with the Coronavirus, and its huge impact on businesses and employment, the younger generations have been set up to pick up some the costs of the defined benefits that their parents and grandparents voted in for themselves.
April 3, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
The CARES Act is one of the few government bailouts that doesn't set a bad precedent.
March 30, 2020
By Joe Barnett
Most state governments have accumulated “rainy day” funds (RDF) which they can draw on during unexpected revenue shortfalls.
March 25, 2020
By Hayley Sledge
North Carolina Superior Court Judge David Lee ordered the state to formulate a plan to increase spending on K-12 education by an estimated $8 billion.
March 16, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a March 2019 lower court decision that blocked Arkansas from implementing a work rule designed to help able-bodied Medicaid enrollees back into the workforce.
March 13, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
Governors, health care providers, and several lawmakers want the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to retract a rule designed to increase transparency in Medicaid spending.
March 10, 2020
By Vivian E. Jones
Harrisburg is just one of several U.S. cities that considered water utility privatization in 2019, but other municipalities took the step.
March 10, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
To underscore his commitment to Medicaid block grants, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt joined the Trump administration in Washington D.C for the “Healthy Adult Opportunity” announcement and said his state will be the first to sign up.
March 9, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Trump administration is moving to give states unprecedented leeway by revamping key sections of Medicaid, the federal health care program for low-income and disabled people.
February 20, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
We like taxing businesses because they appear rich.  Yet the question of who truly pays business taxes is very complicated.