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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.
Environment
July 19, 2018
House Appropriators Reject Trump’s EPA, Interior Budget Cut Requests
The House Appropriations Committee’s draft bill to fund the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for fiscal year 2019 provides substantially more funding than President Donald Trump requested.
Government Spending
July 13, 2018
States’ Financial Grades Are in, and Illinois Has Failed Yet Again
Truth in Accounting’s latest “Financial State of the States” rankings placed Illinois in 49th place—barely beating out New Jersey. The Prairie State was labeled a “Sinkhole State” and earned a “financial grade” of “F.”
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InfoTech & Telecom
July 12, 2018
Salisbury, North Carolina Municipal Broadband Lease Approved
Ten years after building a taxpayer-funded broadband service, the city of Salisbury, North Carolina is getting out of the internet business.
Employment
July 12, 2018
Supreme Court Favors Workers in Forced Union Dues Case
In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled governments may not deduct union dues from the paychecks of public sector employees without their consent.
Employment
July 12, 2018
Michigan Repeals Prevailing-Wage Law
In a move that will reduce the cost of government construction projects, the state of Michigan is repealing its prevailing-wage law.

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Government Spending
July 19, 2018
By Joe Barnett
The House Appropriations Committee’s draft bill to fund the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for fiscal year 2019 provides substantially more funding than President Donald Trump requested.
July 13, 2018
By Christopher Talgo, Lennie Jarratt
Truth in Accounting’s latest “Financial State of the States” rankings placed Illinois in 49th place—barely beating out New Jersey. The Prairie State was labeled a “Sinkhole State” and earned a “financial grade” of “F.”
July 12, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
Ten years after building a taxpayer-funded broadband service, the city of Salisbury, North Carolina is getting out of the internet business.
July 12, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled governments may not deduct union dues from the paychecks of public sector employees without their consent.
July 12, 2018
By Joshua Paladino
In a move that will reduce the cost of government construction projects, the state of Michigan is repealing its prevailing-wage law.
July 12, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
Congress will soon begin work on making permanent the individual income tax reductions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) says.
July 12, 2018
By John Merrifield, Barry Poulson
In Homer’s Odyssey, sailors are lured to the rocky shores of an island by an irresistible siren song. To prevent his ship from succumbing to the song, Odysseus orders his sailors to fill their ears with wax and tie him to the ship’s mast.
July 11, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
The Santa Monica, California Rent Control Board will ask the City Council to approve a large expansion of a rent subsidy program for the elderly.
July 11, 2018
By Vivian Hughbanks
Minnesota has enacted some changes to the state’s public pension programs.
July 10, 2018
By Zachary Williams
FC Cincinnati, a privately owned soccer team located in Cincinnati, Ohio, announced plans for a new stadium to be financed by a mixture of private and taxpayer money.