Incomes rising since Michigan became a right-to-work state

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By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential
When Michigan passed right-to-work in December 2012, critics were quick to predict that workers’ compensation would plummet. Union officials derided it as “right-to-work for less.”
Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, said that right-to-work legislation would lower employee wages.
But the early returns show that hasn’t happened.
Michigan’s per-capita personal income increased from [...]

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Collective bargaining protects police wrongdoing

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By Delaney Freeman | Freedom Foundation
In the United States, no one is supposed to be above the law, including those tasked with enforcing it. But unfortunately, government unions in Washington are often able to handcuff local sheriffs attempting to discipline or terminate officers engaged in illegal conduct on the job.
Due to collective bargaining disciplinary provisions, [...]

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Maryland infrastructure bill doesn’t hold up to scrutiny

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By Roy T. Meyers | for Maryland Reporter.
In Monday’s MarylandReporter.com story, U.S. Rep. John Delaney talked about his proposed “Partnership to Build America Act”–a bill that would allow U.S. corporations to avoid taxes when they repatriate profits that are now booked overseas, if they purchase bonds that would be used to build infrastructure.
Delaney claimed that “There’s no [...]

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Arkansas rather opaque on tax cronyism practices

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By Caleb Taylor | The Arkansas Project
Arkansans who care about transparency in government received some bad news today.
According to an American Legislative Exchange Council study on tax cronyism released today, Arkansas is one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to reporting exactly what special breaks the state’s tax code gives to favored industries.
William Freeland, [...]

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Protest, prayers surround Oregon’s Adolescent Sexuality Conference

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SAY WHAT?: Protesters organize against an Adolscent Sexuality Conference.

 
By Matt Kaufman | U-Choose Education Forum
SEASIDE, Ore. — In the parish hall of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, a group of protesters are going over the ground rules: Keep it silent and dignified. Let your signs speak for you. Don’t let yourself be provoked into arguments.
“We’re doing this with the love of Jesus Christ in [...]

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The secret government rulebook for labeling you a terrorist

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By Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Deveraux | The Intercept
The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.
The “March 2013 Watchlisting [...]

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