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Feb 5, 2015

Nursing Home Moratorium Resurrected in Indiana

The Indiana legislature is considering legislation introduced by State Sen.

Jan 28, 2015

Exposed EPA Memo: Tie Fighting Global Warming to Americans’ ‘Personal Worries’

An Environmental Protection Agency memo sent to top officials implored the agency to build up support for its agenda by tying its regulatory agenda to the “personal worries” of Americans.

Jan 28, 2015

Washington Governor Proposes Carbon Tax

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has pushed an ambitious cap-and-trade program requiring the state's largest industries to pay for every ton of CO2 they release.

Jan 28, 2015

Cromnibus Reinstates Wind Production Tax Credit

The $1.1 trillion “Cromnibus” continuing resolution/omnibus spending law funding most government agencies through the 2015 fiscal year contains a number of special interest tax breaks, including re

Jan 28, 2015

Behind the Sloganeering of School Choice Week

School Choice Weekly #72

Jan 28, 2015

‘Right to Try’ Could Bring Hope to Tennessee Patients

Legislation introduced in Tennessee could give patients speedy access to drugs that have been proven safe and show promise in treating their medical conditions but have yet to clear all the hurdles