FAIR fight: Tax cutter duels for more immigrants

By   /  March 23, 2015  /  Economy, Immigration, National  /  No Comments

WON'T TAX SYSTEM: Grover Norquist says the more immigrants, the better, for the U.S. economy.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a battle of Washington heavyweights, tax reformer Grover Norquist will debate border enforcer Dan Stein on immigration policy this week.
From a libertarian-business perspective, Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform, supports amnesty for illegal immigrants and an increased flow of foreign nationals, arguing they will stimulate the U.S. […]

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War is hell: The losers in the global oil price war

By   /  March 18, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, National, News  /  No Comments

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Make no mistake, there is an oil price war going on across the globe.

And as Peter Tertzakian, chief energy economist and managing director at Canada’s ARC Financial, says, there are casualties in wars.

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Pennsylvania governor wants new energy subsidies while old ones abound

By   /  March 16, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Gov. Wolf’s proposal to prod renewable energy has some crying foul. A closer look at subsidies reveals billions in existing subsidies to energy industries.

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Income tax phase out could be victim of Mississippi’s inconsistent revenue growth

By   /  March 13, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Mississippi, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn’s income tax phaseout plan could take longer thanks to inconsistent state revenue growth.

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Minimum wage exemption on the Minnesota statehouse menu

By   /  March 6, 2015  /  Economy, Government Regulation, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Minnesota  /  No Comments

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Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party legislators were for it before they were against it.

A loophole in the DFL’s signature 2014 minimum wage hike — passed without one Republican vote — lets resort owners pay less than the new minimum wage to seasonal employees who receive room and board as a benefit.

Now that House Republicans want to extend a similar break to restaurants, however, DFL support remains harder to find than a waiter at McDonald’s.

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Elvis Presley’s birthplace, Jackson Zoo could get more state money

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Economy, Legislature, Lobbying, Mississippi, News, Politics, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Photo by Steve Wilson

Without state money, a couple of tourist attractions in Mississippi may be headed to the “Heartbreak Hotel.”

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