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Lawsuit filed over federal ‘blacklisting’ rule

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Federal Government, First Amendment, General, Labor, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

WHERE THE BUREAUCRATS HIDE: Though the NLRB poster case is settled, a new lawsuit is challenging a similar requirement created by executive order in 2009 and enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor.

“The messaging on it is well-intentioned, but I think that there’s going to be some really terrible stuff that results out of this,” Brubeck told

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Certificate of need laws may hurt health care in Vermont

By   /  October 6, 2016  /  Accountability, General, Health Care, Issues, News, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Certificate of need laws decrease the quality of care and increase costs, say two newly released studies from George Mason University. The finding has implications for Vermont, which has the most extensive CON laws of any state.

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Is the EPA to blame for 1,500 GE layoffs in Pennsylvania?

By   /  December 16, 2015  /  General, PA Independent, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

President Barack Obama’s war on coal has helped claim 1,500 more victims, this time in Erie, Pa., at a 100-year-old locomotive plant. General Electric Transportation recently announced that it was cutting about one-third of its work force in Erie because of a decline in orders. Experts say a big reason involves Obama’s various clean air […]

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Free-market group targets ‘slush funds’ buried in state budget plan

By   /  December 11, 2015  /  General, Governor, Legislature, PA Independent, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent State lawmakers could sock Pennsylvanians with a $1.2 billion tax increase just in time for the Christmas holiday, but they’re making sure to stuff their stockings as they try to end the five-month-long budget impasse, according to one group’s analysis. The Commonwealth Foundation, a free-market think tank based in […]

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Property tax elimination vote on horizon in Pennsylvania Senate

By   /  November 20, 2015  /  General, Governor, Legislature, PA Independent, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent Next week could be a big week for proponents of eliminating Pennsylvania’s hated school property tax. Then again, this week was supposed to be a big week, until Senate Republicans postponed a plan to vote on legislation that would abolish the school property tax. “We want to send the […]

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Public Utility Commission fines Uber $50 million for defying regulators’ authority

By   /  November 18, 2015  /  General, PA Independent, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

The showdown between Uber and Pennsylvania has escalated, and it’s getting expensive. A pair of Pennsylvania judges on Tuesday recommended a massive $50 million fine against ride-sharing company Uber for operating in the state without a license and for resisting the state Public Utility Commission’s efforts to obtain information about how many rides Uber has […]

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