Epstein: Reality sets in for wealthiest state in country

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Pensions  /  No Comments

A recent story in the Wall Street Journal foretells a grim financial future for Connecticut, the wealthiest state in the union by per capita income. Its great wealth, however, does not translate into financial stability. For this coming year, the state expects a $400 million shortfall in tax collections that will only compound its looming […]

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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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Guest Voice: How the New York Times misrepresents the U.S. Supreme Court

By   /  May 6, 2017  /  Arizona, Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

A recent New York Times story, titled “A Polarized Supreme Court, Growing More So,” illustrates how left-of-center media distort perceptions of the U.S. Supreme Court. The story’s problems begin with the lead paragraph’s assertion that Justice Neil Gorsuch’s appointment is “a conservative replacing another conservative.” What the Times probably intended to say is that the […]

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Study: Income tax rate has major impact on pro sports teams win-loss record

By   /  May 4, 2017  /  California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, General, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Taxes, Tennessee, Texas, Uncategorized, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Upset that your favorite basketball or hockey team is watching the playoffs from their sofas? A UIC professor says a state’s tax burden shares some of the blame. University of Illinois at Chicago professor Erik Hembre has released a working draft that shows a professional team in a state with high income taxes could win up […]

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Congressional plan for coal miner health care bailout begs question: Who’s next?

By   /  May 3, 2017  /  Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Uncategorized, Virginia, West Virginia  /  No Comments

Republican members of Congress face a dilemma, particularly those from coal-mining states. As Congress considers a $1.3 billion bailout of health benefits for retired union coal miners, they must weigh the arguments for and against such federal bailouts.   “My district has more United Mine Workers members than any other Congressional district in the nation,”Congressman Mike […]

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Haupt: How overtaxation can kill an economy

By   /  May 3, 2017  /  Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Legislature, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“I hate big government, but I really hate a government that doesn’t work. So when they say we either have to raise taxes or cut core services, it’s actually a false choice.” – Scott Walker During the late 1970s and continuing for a decade, America experienced unprecedented prosperity. President Ronald Reagan created wealth and jobs, […]

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