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August 17, 2018
By Brandi Wielgopolski
The Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball (MLB) team is planning to build an $892 million stadium in the city’s Ybor City neighborhood, possibly financed with a mixture of private and taxpayer money.
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Economy
Government Spending
August 16, 2018
By Samantha Fillmore
New York state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D¬¬¬–Manhattan) announced he will sponsor a bill to allow public-sector unions in the state to receive taxpayer funding to reimburse the costs of collective bargaining and contract administration.
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Employment
Law
Government Spending
August 16, 2018
By Samantha Fillmore
Some 7,000 Texas government school staff and teachers account for $1 billion in annual costs to local and state taxpayers, a new report states.
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Education
Government Spending
August 15, 2018
By Madeline Fry
Bartow County, Georgia commissioners have privatized their public ambulance service.
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Government Spending
Health Care
August 15, 2018
By Madeline Fry
Domino’s Pizza is donating $5,000 to the City of Fitchburg, Massachusetts to fund pothole and road infrastructure repairs in the city.
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Transportation
Government Spending
August 14, 2018
By Samantha Fillmore
Chicago alderman Ameya Pawar (D–Ward 47) is calling for the city government to study the idea of a government-administered universal basic income (UBI) pilot program to provide 1,000 families with a $500 payment every month.
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Entitlements
Economy
Government Spending
August 14, 2018
By Sarah Quinlan
The South Boston, Virginia City Council is considering levying a tax on tobacco sales in the city to fund pay hikes for city government employees and pad general revenue.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Government Spending
Taxes
August 14, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would use Social Security to finance a new paid parental-leave benefit for couples with new children.
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Entitlements
Government Spending
Economy
Employment
August 13, 2018
By Brandi Wielgopolski
With both chambers of Congress having approved House Resolution 2 (H.R. 2), also known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 or the “farm bill,” a congressional conference committee will reconcile differences between the two versions.
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Government Spending
August 10, 2018
By Richard Ebeling
In case you have missed them since the early years of the Obama administration, the $1 trillion-a-year federal budget deficits are coming back, beginning with Uncle Sam’s new fiscal year for 2019, which starts on October 1, 2018.
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Government Spending
 

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