New regulations could mean longer waits for medicine

By   /  April 27, 2017  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

By Ben Yount – Watchdog.org Legislation filed at the Illinois Capitol could have consumers waiting hours or longer for their prescriptions. The idea is simple: make sure pharmacists aren’t overworked and that they have time to talk with patients. The proposed fix isn’t as simple. Rob Karr, head of the Illinois Retail Merchants’ Association, said some […]

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Illinois takes a bigger piece of local businesses’ profits than all neighboring states

By   /  April 25, 2017  /  Illinois, News  /  1 Comment

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Illinois’ businesses are taxed higher than all of their neighbors. That’s according to a new report ranking states by their burdens on local companies. Chicago-based Anderson Economics Group’s annual report on the level of tax burdens on businesses shows Illinois companies aren’t as taxed as much as they are in states such as New York […]

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Obamacare repeal-and-replace efforts revived

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Colorado, Federal government, Florida, Health Care, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare are gaining new momentum in Washington D.C. weeks after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pulled a replacement bill from the floor after it failed to gain enough Republican support. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, said he has been asked by the White House to revive plans to change the nation’s health […]

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Appeals court tosses forced union dues lawsuit, next stop Supreme Court

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, Illinois, Judiciary, News, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“No one should be forced to pay union dues or fees just for the privilege of working for their own government,” Mix said.

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Northwestern student government endorses ‘viewpoint diversity’

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Campus Culture, First Amendment, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

Finally, students stand up for viewpoint diversity.

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The ‘next Friedrichs’ of right-to-work has its day in appeals court

By   /  March 3, 2017  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, Illinois, Judiciary, Labor, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The plaintiffs argue that everything a union does, not just overt political activity, involves government redress.

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