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April 9, 2020
By Joe Barnett
Two telecoms complete a merger expected to speed 5G broadband deployment.
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Regulation
InfoTech & Telecom
March 30, 2020
By Joe Barnett
Most state governments have accumulated “rainy day” funds (RDF) which they can draw on during unexpected revenue shortfalls.
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Government Spending
March 27, 2020
By Joe Barnett
Text of the CARES Act passed by the House (after Senate passage) and signed into law by President Trump.
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Government Spending
March 26, 2020
By Joe Barnett
State and local governments Implement Inconsistent Policies on Gun Sales
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Law
Criminal Justice
Regulation
March 25, 2020
By Joe Barnett
"$340 Billion Surge in Emergency Funding to Combat Coronavirus Outbreak"
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Government Spending
March 23, 2020
By Joe Barnett
The Buckeye Institute recommends actions to reduce the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 Epidemic on Ohio's Economy.
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Economy
Taxes
Employment
March 12, 2020
By Joe Barnett
Most likely voters in Colorado want the government to provide Child Safety Accounts (CSAs), a survey reports.
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Education
March 9, 2020
By Joe Barnett
Profiles of public school safety in each state are available from The Heartland Institute.
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Education
January 22, 2020
By Joe Barnett
"This case asks whether the Federal Constitution allows the wholesale exclusion of religious schools from scholarship programs."
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Law
Constitutional Reform
Education
January 10, 2020
By Joe Barnett
A canvass of 1,000 likely voters by The Heartland Institute, a national free-market think tank, and Rasmussen Reports.
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Law
Government & Politics
January 8, 2020
By Joe Barnett
Package delivery is the one area where USPS makes money.
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Government Spending
September 20, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Among the constitutional issues raised by the use of these cameras is the potential violation of the Sixth Amendment.
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Transportation
Law
September 17, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Congress just gave us 1.7 trillion more reasons why a Convention of States could be our last, best hope to stop the out-of-control, debt-financed federal spending machine.
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Constitutional Reform
Government Spending
August 13, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Government paternalism consists not only of giving people things they didn’t pay for, but also in preventing people from making decisions that, in the benevolent judgment of superintending bureaucrats, aren’t in their best interest.
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Economy
Government Spending
July 18, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Gov. Matt Bevin is proposing to allow regional universities and quasi-state agencies to reduce their future pension costs.
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Government Spending
July 15, 2019
By Joe Barnett
One year ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) imposed the Restoring Internet Freedom (RIF) rule, and the internet is flourishing.
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Government Spending
InfoTech & Telecom
July 11, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Despite the legislative gridlock and Washington’s political fixations, legislation is advancing through Congress with bipartisan support that would make it easier for Americans to enjoy financial security when they retire.
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Government Spending
July 11, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Can the U.S. economy grow at a rate of 3 percent, 4 percent, or even better in the years ahead?
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Economy
Government Spending
July 5, 2019
By Joe Barnett
H.B. 800 would raise the tax credit cap by $100 million and the ceiling on the income of families qualifying for the scholarships.
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Education
Taxes
June 13, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Cutting taxes — as opposed to restraining the growth in future tax increases or swapping a reduction in property taxes for an increase in the state sales tax — appears to be a nearly insurmountable obstacle.
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Government Spending
Taxes
May 22, 2019
By Joe Barnett
H.R. 2538 would establish a Child Safety Account (CSA) program in the District of Columbia.
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Education
Criminal Justice
May 8, 2019
By Joe Barnett
The court upheld reform that curtailed employees purchasing service credits to increase their pensions.
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Government Spending
May 8, 2019
By Joe Barnett
“First comes freedom,” said Pete Buttigieg while announcing his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president on April 14. 
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Government Spending
Government & Politics
Taxes
April 26, 2019
By Joe Barnett
The U.S. Economy Grew at a 3.2 Percent Annualized Rate in the First Quarter of 2019, states a preliminary estimate
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Economy
Taxes
April 24, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Tiny houses don't fit tax and regulatory policies designed for big homes.
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Regulation
Taxes
April 15, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Oregon, taking a bold page out of the progressive playbook, recently became the first state to enact mandatory rent control. Unfortunately, the measure does nothing to address the underlying cause of the state’s housing crisis.
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Government Spending
Taxes
Government & Politics
April 1, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Child Safety Accounts would allow parents to move their children to a safer school.
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Education
March 20, 2019
By Joe Barnett
The United States has the strongest intellectual property protections in the world
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Economy
InfoTech & Telecom
March 6, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Like a train wreck in slow motion, the Illinois General Assembly is moving to fulfill Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s campaign promise to increase the statewide minimum wage to $10, $12 and then $15 per hour over the next few years.
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Taxes
March 5, 2019
By Joe Barnett
When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., proposed a 70% rate on personal income of more than $10 million, one could easily anticipate this was just the beginning of the calls to soak the rich.
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Taxes
Economy
February 20, 2019
By S.T. Karnick, Joe Barnett
“State and local governments have increasingly been using fines and asset forfeiture to pad their budgets without imposing taxes directly. It is a cowardly and unconstitutional way to raise money while dodging responsibility for it.” - S.T. Karnick
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Taxes
Economy
Government & Politics
February 19, 2019
By Joe Barnett
States are imposing taxes and fees that raise the cost of gun ownership
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Regulation
Taxes
February 15, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Voters in Washington State approved a ballot measure that imposes restrictions on firearms ownership, including raising the minimum age to purchase semiautomatic rifles from 18 to 21 years.
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Regulation
Constitutional Reform
Criminal Justice
February 13, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Can Oakland County confiscate a citizen’s personal property for $8.41 in unpaid taxes? This question will likely be answered by the Michigan Supreme Court later this year.
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Taxes
Government Spending
Constitutional Reform
January 29, 2019
By Joe Barnett
The court’s decision reversed its own 2015 ruling that the textbook lending program was unconstitutional
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Education
Constitutional Reform
January 24, 2019
By Joe Barnett
The Montana Supreme Court ruled the state’s education tax credit program unconstitutional
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Education
Constitutional Reform
January 18, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Over half of labor union members live in just seven states.
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Economy
Employment
Regulation
January 16, 2019
By Joe Barnett
The Court ruled that the adequacy of the schools is a political question, not a judicial question
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Education
Government Spending
December 15, 2018
By Joe Barnett
Thanks to a presidential proclamation dating back to Franklin Roosevelt, December 15 is the day we celebrate the Bill of Rights—the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
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Government & Politics
December 7, 2018
By Joe Barnett
Tax would have funded 'clean energy' projects
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Taxes
Environment
Energy
 

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