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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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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Haupt: Identity politics handcuffs democracy

By   /  May 10, 2017  /  Arizona, Colorado, Commentary, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. During the height of the Cold War, everyone was seeking refuge from the Communist “curtain of fear.” The principal at our parochial school demanded our parents […]

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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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A legislative roundup of school choice proposals

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  Arizona, Arkansas, Education Blog, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, Texas  /  No Comments

Education Week reports on the wide range of states that are considering expanding school choice.

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