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November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an alternative approach to traditional state worker pension programs, cash balance plans.
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Government Spending
November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines how many states hide their true pension liabilities through their accounting practices and how states can make their reporting more accurate.
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Government Spending
November 7, 2017
By Savannah Edgens
An organization claiming to represent more than 10,000 current and former Kentucky government employees protested against Gov. Matt Bevin’s pension reform plan on November 1.
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Government Spending
November 2, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., S.T. Karnick, Jesse Hathaway, John Nothdurft, Robert Genetski, Christopher Garbacz, Clifford Thies, Charles W. Baird, Gary Wolfram, Joe Cobb, Russ McCullough
"Time is running out for Congress in 2017, and Americans can’t afford to wait another day for relief from government’s ever-expanding intrusion on our lives and wallets" - Jesse Hathaway
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Taxes
Economy
Government Spending
October 31, 2017
By Savannah Edgens
A coalition of political advocacy organizations in Utah is trying to place a ballot question before voters in 2018, asking them to approve expanding Medicaid eligibility in the state.
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Government Spending
Health Care
Entitlements
October 20, 2017
By Brandi Wielgopolski
After an earlier ballot campaign to repeal a big gas-tax hike in California stalled, another group of taxpayers is about to begin collecting signatures for a similar ballot question.
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Taxes
Government Spending
October 20, 2017
By Emma Restuccia
The Rhode Island Legislature heard arguments for and against giving $38 million in state taxpayer money to the owners of the Pawtucket Red Sex (PawSox), a local minor-league baseball team seeking subsidies to finance a new stadium’s construction.
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Taxes
Economy
Government Spending
October 19, 2017
By Andrea Dillon
Fayetteville, North Carolina and Cumberland County elected officials are finalizing negotiations over sharing the cost of a stadium subsidy for a new minor-league baseball stadium in the city.
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Government Spending
October 18, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
"Sports stadium subsidies primarily help team owners, not the public." - Jesse Hathaway
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Government Spending
October 13, 2017
By Edmund Contoski
Global debt levels reached an astronomical $217 trillion in the first quarter of 2017.
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Government Spending
 

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