Haupt: Justice and the political machine

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized, Vermont, Worker's Compensation Fraud  /  No Comments

 “Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.” – Kin Hubbard, political humorist For those who are not familiar with Justitia, the symbol of law, she is the badge and emblem that mirrors the values and morals of free men in a nation of lawmakers. She stands for a society where men […]

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Hearing aid legislation would raise cost of personal sound amplification products

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Uncategorized, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

With a committee vote pending on the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, critics of the legislation warn the bill would increase government regulations and raise the cost of personal sound amplification products (PSAPs). A gun-owner group warned in a letter on Tuesday that language in the act could even tread into Second Amendment rights. […]

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Haupt: Politics a grandiose sales pitch

By   /  May 16, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.” – Oscar Ameringer According to a recent Gallup report, Americans regard the clergy as the most honest and honorable of all professions. And this same survey lists the bottom three […]

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Frontier League supports bill that would exempt certain players from state minimum wage

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Independent minor league baseball could be threatened without help from lawmakers, the attorney for the Frontier League with teams in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and elsewhere said. Tom Ysursa, general counsel for the Frontier League, said league officials support a measure that recently passed the Illinois State Senate that would exempt certain minor league players […]

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Bill would require tax disclosure for presidential candidate to appear on Illinois’ ballot

By   /  May 11, 2017  /  District of Columbia, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

Illinois state senators have advanced a bill that would have removed President Donald Trump from the ballot in Illinois if it were law last year. The sponsor, State Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Evanston, says his legislation would require any presidential candidate wishing to appear on Illinois’ ballot to disclose the previous five years of tax returns […]

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Overhaul of Dodd-Frank headed to U.S. House

By   /  May 10, 2017  /  Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Federal government, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin  /  1 Comment

A financial reform bill is heading for a vote in the U.S. House after clearing the Financial Services Committee. The CHOICE Act is an overhaul of the Dodd-Frank legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. Illinois Congressman Randy Hultgren, R-Plano, supports the measure. He pointed out a key provision would prohibit taxpayer […]

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