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Kentucky’s Public Pension Crisis Illustrates the Need for Pension Reform

Jesse Hathaway, Kentucky state lawmakers continue to delay reforming the state’s public pension systems. If changes are not implemented soon, the state’s underfunded and overtaxed pension plan crisis will devastate Kentucky, necessitating more tax hikes and additional crippling government debt for many years to come. Kentucky’s eight government pension plans are operated by three major

A Local School Board Election Can Change the Nation

Star Parker, Former House Speaker Tip O’Neill famously observed, “All politics is local.” We have a particularly sharp example in an upcoming school board election in Douglas County, Colorado that has far-reaching national implications. At issue is the Blaine Amendment, which appears in constitutions of 38 states. The Blaine Amendment prohibits appropriation of public funds

California Plotting to Defy Sanctuary City Crackdown

Lloyd Billingsley, What the radical state attorney general has up his sleeve. The Trump administration aims to withhold nearly $18 million in federal grant money from states that offer sanctuary to illegals. California’s attorney general Xavier Becerra is pondering a plan to grab the federal money and still protect those who entered the country illegally. 

Carried Interest Tax Hike Would Give Democrats Another Victory But Hurt Economy

Andrew Quinlan, Last week, Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) held a press conference to promote legislation that will hike taxes on so called “carried interest.” Sen. Baldwin attacked President Trump’s historic tax plan and accused him of a “bait-and-switch,” because his plan cut taxes on job creators. Although, both candidate Donald

Refocusing a Chicago Water Summit

Paul Driessen, President Trump’s proposal to reduce the Environmental Protection Agency’s $8.1-billion budget by $1.6 billion was cut to an $80-million trim in the omnibus spending bill. However, the EPA funding and staff controversy will undoubtedly resume during the next budgetary battles in September. That’s fueling consternation and con jobs in the heartland. According to

Reducing the Regulatory Burden

Ed Feulner, In his April 29 speech marking his first 100 days in office, President Trump touched on the subject of regulations only briefly. Indeed, it took up all of one sentence. “We have slashed burdensome regulations, and imposed a policy that for each new regulation, two regulations must be erased from the books,” he

California judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city money

A California judge on Tuesday blocked President Trump’s executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called “sanctuary cities.” The ruling from U.S. District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco said that Trump’s order targeted broad categories of federal funding for sanctuary governments, and that plaintiffs challenging the order were likely to succeed