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Midnight in the garden of good intentions: Small biz fears end-of-administration regulations

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  Accountability, Economy, Federal government, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Ciara Stockeland, Owner & Founder, MODE Boutique

While ironing out tax deals to keep Indiana-based Carrier and its 1,000 jobs in the United States, President-elect Donald Trump discovered something — taxes aren’t necessarily the biggest problem for job creators. “Believe me,” Trump said last week. “These great leaders of industry, and even the small business people who are just being crushed, if […]

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Desperate Democrats turn to states to salvage climate agenda, but will it work?

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, New York, News  /  No Comments

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Finding few friends in the Trump administration, the green army could turn to states, many of which are still working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions despite the legal turmoil.

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Nanny State of the Week: Butts out in public housing

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Nanny State of the Week, National, News  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Sarah Scicluna

This time, it’s with the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposal to ban smoking in all public housing. This applies not just to common areas but to the interiors of the living units — and to all spaces within 25 feet of the buildings, too.

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AT&T opts out of FCC’s Lifeline broadband subsidies; other providers likely to follow

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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“In the interim, service providers are left carrying the same administrative load and compliance risks they had before the reform,” she wrote.

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Native American artist challenges Oklahoma’s right to say who is an Indian

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  Federal Government, Federal government, First Amendment, Free Speech, Legislature, National, News, Oklahoma, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by: Pacific Legal Foundation

The Smithsonian National Museum in Washington, D.C., and Sports Illustrated model Kathy Ireland have something in common. Both have displayed the award-winning American Indian artwork of Peggy Fontenot, one of the 1,500 members of the Patawomeck Tribe of Virginia. “It’s history is with Pocahontas, John Smith and Jamestown,” Fontenot, who now lives in California, tells […]

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Study: Lack of competition, barriers to entry result in higher broadband rates

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Alabama, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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“Combined, these barriers potentially give incumbent providers market power, and may allow them to charge prices that exceed those that would be charged in a fully competitive marketplace,” Mahoney and Rafert write.

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