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Study finds cigarette smuggling prevalent in states with high tax rates

By   /  January 20, 2017  /  National, New York, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

New Yorkers smoke more smuggled cigarettes than they do those that are legally taxed in the state. It’s also probably no coincidence that the state has the highest cigarette tax rate.

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Presidential candidates missed the most votes in Congress last year

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Federal government, Florida, Iowa, National, News, Politics & Elections, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The annual report card for the 114th Congress from congressional tracking website govtrack.us shows that the three U.S. senators who tried to move from the Capitol to the White House also missed the most votes in 2016.

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Student group sues after members arrested for handing out copies of Constitution

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education, Federal government, First Amendment, Judiciary, Michigan, National, News  /  No Comments

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Free speech policies at Kellogg Community College prevent students from handing out pocket Constitutions in advantageous areas of campus.

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GAO: Many federal financial books are so sloppy they can’t be audited

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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“It’s a sad state of affairs,” Bergman said. “It comes with the territory when you’ve got a government this big and this complex.”

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DeVos won’t commit to upholding Obama-era guidance on sexual assault

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education Blog, Federal government, National  /  No Comments

Betsy DeVos appears willing to hear arguments in favor of civil rights, including due process rights, if she were the education secretary.

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10 questions for Betsy DeVos about the mood on campus

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Commentary, Education, Federal Government, First Amendment, National  /  No Comments

Betsy DeVos will have her hands full at the Education Department, including promoting free expression and the importance of due process.

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