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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.
Education
September 23, 2018
Ivanka Trump Endorses College-Loan Payment Tax Exemption Bill
President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump endorsed a bill proposed by U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R–IL) that would create federal tax incentives for private employers to pay student loan debt owed by their employees.
Government Spending
September 23, 2018
Missouri Enacts Prevailing-Wage Reform
The cost of some local and state government construction projects in Missouri will decrease now that Gov. Michael Parson has signed a bill reforming the state’s prevailing-wage law.
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Regulation
September 22, 2018
Daylight Saving Flexibility Under House Consideration
The U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce is considering a bill that would enable more states to decide whether to participate in Daylight Saving Time (DST), the practice of advancing clocks ahead one hour during summer months.
Alcohol & Tobacco
September 22, 2018
Illinois Gov. Rauner Signs Craft Brewing Distribution Bill
Craft breweries in Illinois may now directly distribute beer to bars and pubs, after decades of being forced to use government-mandated middlemen.
Entitlements
September 22, 2018
Michigan Reinstates Work Requirements for Food Stamps
Work requirements for food stamp recipients will be enforced in all 83 Michigan counties after having been waived for 16 years.

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September 23, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump endorsed a bill proposed by U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R–IL) that would create federal tax incentives for private employers to pay student loan debt owed by their employees.
September 23, 2018
The cost of some local and state government construction projects in Missouri will decrease now that Gov. Michael Parson has signed a bill reforming the state’s prevailing-wage law.
September 22, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
The U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce is considering a bill that would enable more states to decide whether to participate in Daylight Saving Time (DST), the practice of advancing clocks ahead one hour during summer months.
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September 22, 2018
By Linnea Lueken
Craft breweries in Illinois may now directly distribute beer to bars and pubs, after decades of being forced to use government-mandated middlemen.
September 22, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
Work requirements for food stamp recipients will be enforced in all 83 Michigan counties after having been waived for 16 years.
September 22, 2018
By Brandon Best
Oregon voters will decide in November whether to approve the creation of a constitutional amendment prohibiting new levies on the price of groceries in the state.
September 22, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
Lawyers representing an Ohio schoolteacher are suing the local teacher’s union, claiming the organization is continuing to violate her right to free association after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling.
September 21, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio approved a package of eight bills targeting Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing companies doing business in the city.
September 21, 2018
By Allen Mendenhall
President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court on July 9, and his confirmation hearings were held in September.
September 21, 2018
By Greg E. Walcher
Have we become a society of people who want to regulate others, but not ourselves?