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Feb 27, 2015

Where Are the 'Young Invincibles'?

I've followed Obamacare in Rhode Island for a few years now, in large part because of my affiliation with a terrific free-market think tank there, the < a href="http://rifreedom.org/" target="_blank

Feb 27, 2015

Oregon Governor Resigns Amid Green Energy Scandal

In the face of a growing pay-to-play green energy scandal, John Kitzhaber resigned as governor of Oregon effective February 18, only a month into his historic fourth term as the state’s chief execu

Feb 27, 2015

Hawaii Rejects Sugary Beverage Labeling, Tax

Legislation in Hawaii requiring sugary beverages include warning labels was rejected by the Health Committee of the Hawaii House of Representatives after witnesses including many small businesses a

Feb 27, 2015

Jesse Hathaway: Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

Managing Editor of Budget and Tax News, Jesse Hathaway was a guest on The Brian Thomas Show on 550 WKRC-AM where he discussed Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws.

Feb 27, 2015

Sierra Club Misrepresents Itself Before New Mexico Legislature

The Sierra Club engaged in ethical misconduct this morning, misrepresenting itself in hearings before the New Mexico House of Representatives Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Committee.<

Feb 27, 2015

Florida Liberals, Conservatives Team Up for Solar

If an odd coalition of environmentalists and conservative activists have any say in the matter, the sun may shine brighter on the solar industry in Florida.