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February 19, 2016
By Darren Brady Nelson
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives approved a pair of bills to help identify and remove unnecessary federal regulations and increase the difficulty of passing new, extraneous regulations in the future.
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Regulation
Law
Taxes
Government Spending
February 10, 2016
By Darren Brady Nelson
San Diego, California lawmakers are appealing a ruling by the state’s labor relations board that rolls back pension entitlement reforms approved by voters four years ago.
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Government Spending
Taxes
February 5, 2016
By Darren Brady Nelson
At a state think tank’s annual convention, Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick (R) announced his commitment to promoting school choice in the state, calling education reform his “top priority.
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Education
October 7, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
On average, electricity from new wind resources is nearly four times as expensive as that from existing nuclear sources and nearly three times as expensive as using existing coal sources, a new study by the Institute for Energy Research (IER) reports.
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Energy
Environment
Climate Change
September 15, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
Responding to a burgeoning fiscal crisis, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla (PPD) is proposing significant economic reforms to revive the island’s ailing economy.
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Economy
Government Spending
Taxes
September 11, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
A group of U.S. senators are pushing to formally liquidate the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im). The government agency’s charter expired in June.
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Government Spending
Taxes
FIRE
September 1, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
A national poll conducted by polling agency Zogby Analytics found a majority of American consumers hold a negative opinion of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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FIRE
Taxes
Government Spending
August 17, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
The U.S. House of Representatives voted in June to abolish the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), widely considered to be a national health care rationing board.
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Health Care
August 11, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
Many health care experts disagree with claims made in a report in the Lancet supporting President Barack Obama’s assertion climate change poses a public health threat through increased risk of food insecurity and air pollution, among many other things.
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Energy
Environment
Climate Change
August 7, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s (CEI) 2015 annual survey Ten Thousand Commandments (10kC) examines the size, scope, and cost of federal regulations and how they impact U.S. consumers, businesses, and the economy.
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Energy
Regulation
Environment
Climate Change
August 7, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
Greece’s health care system is collapsing, and the tragedy should be a cautionary tale for the United States, says Dave Racer, a member of the Board of the Minnesota Physician-Patient Alliance (MPPA) and the legislative research director for the
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Health Care
July 27, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) is campaigning across the state for the first gasoline tax increase in 25 years. The tax would raise money for proposed increases in state infrastructure spending.
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Government Spending
Transportation
Taxes
July 27, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
The chairman of the U.S.
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Government Spending
Regulation
Transportation
Taxes
July 22, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
The U.S.
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Health Care
July 17, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
The panel titled “Climate Policy Impacts,” held at the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change” featured Arizona state Senator Carlyle Begay’s (D) presentation “[The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change], Saving Humanity from
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Energy
Environment
July 14, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
The Tenth International Conference on Climate Change’s ninth panel, “Human Welfare, Energy, and Policies,” featured panelists S. Fred Singer, Craig D Idso, Lord Christopher Monckton, and Robert M. Carter.
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Energy
Environment
Climate Change
July 9, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
New Jersey State Assemblymen Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) and Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen), are proposing a bill creating a regulatory framework for digital currency exchange companies and offering tax breaks to exchange companies created in or relocating to the
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Government Spending
Taxes
FIRE
July 3, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint kicked off the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change on June 11 by presenting the 2015 Political Leadership on Climate Change Award to U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK). DeMint, a former U.S.
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Energy
Environment
June 29, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
Coinbase, a bitcoin wallet and exchange service company with operations serving more than 2.
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Economy
Regulation
InfoTech & Telecom
FIRE
Taxes
Government Spending
June 20, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
Charter schools across the nation are increasingly subject to the same kinds of excessive regulations that have suppressed student achievement in the nation’s traditional public schools, according to a report from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
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Education
 

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