The Center for Union Facts has launched a new website, www.PublicUnionFacts.com, to track more than $1.5 billion in public sector union political spending over the past two decades. It found that these unions give 90 percent of political funding to Democrats.
The federal government’s overall financial condition worsened by $4.5 trillion in 2018, according to an analysis from government financial watchdog Truth In Accounting (TIA).
Ongoing strife between Nevada state officials and the Trump administration over the transfer of a half metric ton (1,102 pounds) of weapons-grade plutonium to the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) exposes a century-long struggle over land rights in a state where 84.9 percent of the land is owned by the federal government.
A Texas Senate-approved bill that would end taxpayer funding of abortion providers is on its way to the Republican-controlled House, where it is expected to pass and be signed by Gov. Greg Abbott.
Minimum wage hikes are unlikely to reduce crime rates and instead could increase them, according to a new study produced by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
A Minnesota bill seeking to establish an Opioid Stewardship Fund doesn’t address the root cause of the opioid crisis – the illegal sale of narcotics – and will only increase costs to taxpayers, insurance companies and their customers, critics argue. And while well-intentioned, it potentially could drive pharmaceutical companies out of the state, they say.
Ohio lawmakers’ battle to defund Planned Parenthood in the Buckeye State is closer to reality after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2016 law that halted state taxpayer money from funding abortion facilities.
For the first time since the Great Recession, lower-end earners are receiving greater benefits than higher-end workers when it comes to take-home pay, according to a leading banking firm.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) says it is “carefully reviewing” documents turned over by the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) as part of an ongoing lawsuit that claims DPI violated the state’s open records law.
The Democratic chairman of the House Agriculture Committee says the Trump administration’s policy requiring states to enforce work-requirements for SNAP recipients “isn’t going anywhere.”