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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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Texas student commits suicide after Title IX kangaroo court

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  Campus Culture, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Will the suicide of a Texas college student following an improperly conducted Title IX investigation be the straw that finally breaks the camel’s back?

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School choice proponents hope for a ‘grand bargain’

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Education, News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

“There are people who want more money for schools, but only if there’s something for parents,” says former school lobbyist Allan Parker.

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Travis County sheriff cannot verify release of criminal illegals

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Federal government, Immigration, News, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 142 charged suspects on requested immigration detainers were released from the Travis County jail.

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Texas property taxes will keep climbing under SB 2

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Legislature, News, State Government, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Homeowners in just 10 of 34 cities and counties would realize any savings under Senate Bill 2, passed by the Senate Tuesday.

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