As one of the most conservative and entrepreneurial states in the nation, Texas has been a leading laboratory for Milton Friedman’s market-driven formulas.
But while building the economic guru’s low-tax, low-regulation model, the Lone Star State sticks to business as usual with K-12 government schools.
Denver officials are urging voters to approve or extend more taxes but spending on the last few years has not focused on providing services.
Candidates for the Central District PSC seat are skeptical of Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project integrated gasification power plant.
“What these prosecutors did, I think, represents the heart of a true civil rights complaint by all the people targeted, as opposed to and contrasted with the totally ludicrous civil rights complaint of the former chief justice of the state Supreme Court, Ms. (Shirley) Abrahamson..”
Rep. Mike Schatz of North Dakota says state anti-tobacco officials may be breaking the law by opposing vaping.
The smell of barbeque has landed one Florida man in trouble with his local authorities, who reportedly sent an “environmental specialist” – a fancy term for this column recognizes as little more than a run-of-the-mill government nanny – to inspect his grill and then ordered him to contain the smell to his own property
Recent requirements to boost renewable energy sources in Vermont have run into resistance from a surprising quarter — other environmentalists.
The Pennsylvania GOP is doling out thousands of dollars in campaign cash, but doesn’t always get party results once candidates are elected.
A pro-choice group accuses states like North Dakota of funneling revenues to pro-life organizations.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s habit of telling voters “Ohio money” pays for his Obamacare Medicaid expansion is about to catch up to him.
Billions of dollars are on the line for telecom companies as the FCC designs the upcoming spectrum auction.
“Wisconsin liberals worked to turn the IRS and the state Government Accountability Board into partisan political weapons.”
It’s been a year since Shea Wilkes revealed a VA hospital’s secret waiting list. The nationwide scandal that followed nearly cost Wilkes his job.
“As a customer, you have no say. With a solar lease, you are putting the stuff on your roof. You have a signed contract with the devil and you are stuck with the stuff.”
In Morristown, Tennessee, police seized cars and demanded cash, which a police sergeant allegedly kept for himself — $6,000 in all, a state report says.
According to a key measure of fiscal health, Houston’s situation is nearly as bad as that of Chicago, which is starting to collapse under its debt burdens.
Shady ballot brokers are “doping the vote” in the Rio Grande Valley, an election-watch group says. Now the FBI is on the case.
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Employers who reimburse workers for health care costs face massive tax penalties—“the biggest penalty that no one is talking about.”
The IRS fined more than 7.5 million Americans for not having health insurance in 2014, even as Obamacare subsidies were flowing to people who did not exist.
Expanding Medicaid to working-age Ohioans with no kids and no disabilities was supposed to cost $2.56 billion in its first year and a half. In reality, the cost has now soared to more than $4 billion.