McCaleb: Pennsylvania pension reform ‘better than doing nothing’

By   /  June 14, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Opinion, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Illinois is home to the worst-funded public pension systems in the United States. A little more than 400 miles to the east, Pennsylvania has the fifth-worst-funded state pension systems in the country. As in Illinois, Pennsylvania has a divided government, though in reverse. A Democrat is in the governor’s mansion in the Keystone State and […]

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Forbes: New York Shakespeare Festival received $30M from taxpayers

By   /  June 13, 2017  /  Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  1 Comment

New York City’s Public Theater “Shakespeare in the Park” production of “Julius Caesar” sparked political drama for its on-stage assassination of a Trump-like Roman ruler. Before the performance Donald Trump Jr. asked via a tweet, “I wonder how much of this ‘art’ is funded by taxpayers?” Here’s the answer to Trump Jr’s question: Data at […]

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Haupt: Your governor, your guardian of the 10th Amendment

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The Tenth Amendment said the federal government is supposed to only have powers that were explicitly given in the Constitution but I think the federal government’s forgotten that.” – David Mills Our founders penned the Tenth Amendment out of necessity. It was hindsight after a summer of impassioned debates at the Convention of 1787. The […]

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U.S. Supreme Court asked to take case challenging forced union dues

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The nation’s high court is being asked to take up the issue of whether government employees should be forced to pay dues and fees to government unions. The case Janus v. AFSCME originated in Illinois. Mark Janus and several other Illinois state employees say they don’t want to be forced to pay union dues. Their […]

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Hauft: Buying loyalty to sell your agenda

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“Liberalism is spread by those who feel the world owes them a living, not by those who work for it. Those who work for every dollar they bank have nothing to gain from being a liberal.” – Jay Kites It is easy to see how liberals think backwards from observing how they employ reverse logic […]

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Fed report: Obamacare exchange insurance costs double in past four years

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The latest look at Obamacare prices show insurance through the marketplace costs more than twice as much now as it did in 2013. New numbers from the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show health insurance in Illinois that cost $248 a month in 2013, now costs $517 dollars. That’s a 108 percent […]

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