VP Pence breaks tie to open debate in Senate on Obamacare replacement

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington  /  No Comments

Both parties in Washington D.C. know Obamacare is flawed and getting worse, but no Democrats and two Republicans voted Tuesday against opening debate to change things. That meant it took Vice President Mike Pence to break a 50-50 tie just to open up debate on reforming the country’s controversial health care law, the Affordable Care Act. […]

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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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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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Congressman: Time to reopen project to store nuclear waste in Nevada’s Yucca mountain

By   /  May 2, 2017  /  Illinois, Nevada, News, Washington  /  No Comments

Southern Illinois Congressman John Shimkus wants to resurrect the massive project to move the nation’s spent nuclear fuel to a Nevada mountain. Shimkus, a Republican who chairs the committee exploring the reopening of the project to store the country’s nuclear waste in the Yucca mountain range, 50 miles west of Las Vegas, says the government […]

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Dental therapy nation is just a matter of time

By   /  May 1, 2017  /  Alaska, Arizona, Maine, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont, Washington  /  No Comments

Dental therapy is nearing a tipping point in the United States, whether “Big Dentistry” likes it or not. That’s according to Kristin Mizzi Angelone, a dental policy expert with the Pew Charitable Trusts. “There is an unprecedented level of activity in states across the country and from across the political spectrum, with more and more […]

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Trump to governors on immigration: Our focus is ‘the bad ones’

By   /  February 28, 2017  /  Governor, News, Vermont, Washington  /  No Comments

As far as President Trump’s immigration policy is concerned, “(he) dialed back his rhetoric,” the governor told reporters.

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