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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
August 6, 2018
By Billy Aouste
Week of July 30, 2018
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Environment
Taxes
Health Care
Climate Change
Government Spending
July 29, 2018
By Daniel Sutter
It was amusing, yesterday, to see the President of the United States with his counter-part from the EU, a Luxembourgian.
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Economy
Government Spending
July 26, 2018
By Seton Motley
I’m incessantly harangued by pin heads – about everything.
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Government Spending
July 25, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the new stadium proposal being considered in Tampa and how taxpayers may be on the hook for a multimillion dollar bill.
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Taxes
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.
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Environment
Government Spending
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.”
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Government Spending
Taxes
Economy
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.
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InfoTech & Telecom
Government Spending
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.
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Employment
Law
Government Spending
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.
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Taxes
Government Spending
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.
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Employment
Government Spending
Economy
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.
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Government Spending
Taxes
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.
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Economy
Regulation
Taxes
Government Spending
July 11, 2018
By Vivian Hughbanks
Minnesota has enacted some changes to the state’s public pension programs.
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Government Spending
Taxes
 

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