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Hearing aid legislation would raise cost of personal sound amplification products

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Uncategorized, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

With a committee vote pending on the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, critics of the legislation warn the bill would increase government regulations and raise the cost of personal sound amplification products (PSAPs). A gun-owner group warned in a letter on Tuesday that language in the act could even tread into Second Amendment rights. […]

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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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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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Obamacare repeal-and-replace efforts revived

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Colorado, Federal government, Florida, Health Care, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare are gaining new momentum in Washington D.C. weeks after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pulled a replacement bill from the floor after it failed to gain enough Republican support. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, said he has been asked by the White House to revive plans to change the nation’s health […]

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Vermont carbon tax in limbo while neighboring states pick up the effort

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Connecticut, Energy and Environment, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, News, Rhode Island, State Budgets, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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While hopes of passing a carbon tax in Vermont are dimming by the day, a development in nearby Connecticut could breathe new life into the initiative.

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