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Ohio House Bill 6 Would Hurt Consumers in the Buckeye State

Ohio lawmakers are considering raising consumer’s energy bills in the Buckeye State to bail out two unprofitable nuclear power plants which have been scheduled for shut down in two years.

Allen Johnson May 15, 2019
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Iowa's Promising Sports Betting Legislation Signed Into Law

On the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize sports betting, the Hawkeye State has delivered another exciting reason to celebrate.

Peter Klensch May 14, 2019
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Ex-Im Bank Resurrected by Trump

For the first time since 2015, the U.S.

Allen Johnson May 10, 2019
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USPS Losses Deepening; Bold Postal Reform Wallows

The United States Postal Service (USPS) today released its fiscal year (FY) 2019 2nd quarter financial statement and the news is both predictable and alarming. 

Leslie Paige May 10, 2019
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Fake News on Healthcare Legislation Coming Your Way Soon

Later this week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will have a floor vote on H.R.

Elizabeth Wright May 8, 2019
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Conservatives Behaving Badly on Drug Pricing

Conservative politicians like to say they are for free markets, competition, and property rights to promote innovation and lower prices of goods.  But when it comes to pharmaceuticals, too many of them go careening off the freedom road to promote...

Elizabeth Wright May 6, 2019
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RSC Budget Provides Only Clear Path Toward Fiscal Responsibility

The national debt stands at more than $22 trillion, with trillion-dollar deficits right around the corner.  Entitlement spending continues to rise and is projected to make up 60 percent of spending for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.

Peter Klensch May 2, 2019
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On World IP Day - Celebrating and Protecting Sports and their Brands

Each year, April 26 marks the celebration of World IP Day, when the importance of intellectual property rights and the achievements gained from its protection are recognized.  According to the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) intellectual...

Deborah Collier April 26, 2019
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Benefits of 5G

With all the focus on creating a nationwide fifth generation (5G) network, questions often arise about why it is important for the U.S. to lead in 5G development, the benefits of moving to 5G, and why is there a continual push for more spectrum to...

Deborah Collier April 25, 2019
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Binding Arbitration for Medicare Part B: Price Controls by Another Name

The Trump administration proposed using an International Pricing Index in October 2018 to reimburse providers for drugs administered under

Elizabeth Wright April 24, 2019
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Same Old, Same Old

Sen. Bernie Sanders (i-Vt) re-introduced his “Medicare for All” bill, S.

Elizabeth Wright April 22, 2019
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Chinese Data on Trade Shows Imports From America Have Fallen in 2019

About a year ago, President Donald Trump’s administration imposed heavy tariffs on foreign manufactured aluminum and steel.  This triggered a domino effect of retaliatory tariffs with China.

Allen Johnson April 12, 2019

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