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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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Virginia’s top headlines: April 20

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  News, Virginia  /  No Comments

The Virginian-Pilot: 2 Virginia Beach council members propose budget with no tax increases Residents looking for relief from flooding without paying more in taxes have at least two champions on the City Council. Council members John Moss and Jessica Abbott have come up with an alternative to City Manager Dave Hansen’s proposed budget, which calls […]

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Virginia’s top headlines – April 19

By   /  April 19, 2017  /  News, Virginia  /  No Comments; Governor wants Redskins to build stadium in N. Virginia; should state money be involved? The Washington Redskins practice in Virginia; their corporate home is in Virginia, and most of the players and coaches live in Virginia. But they play their home games in Maryland. Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to change that. He’s spent hours, and […]

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Commentary: Certificate of need laws don’t help with charity care

By   /  April 13, 2017  /  Commentary, Crony Capitalism, Health Care, Regulations, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Virginia has some of the strictest CON laws in the country.

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In race for Virginia governor, former congressman stokes anti-Trump angst

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  News, Politics & Elections, Virginia  /  No Comments

Tom Perriello hopes to turn Virginia Democrats’ distaste for President Donald Trump against his own party’s establishment choice for governor.

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