(Business Week) Gov. Sean Parnell has proposed reducing the $46-per-person tax to $34.50, and allow deeper offsets for local head taxes for ships stopping in Juneau and Ketchikan. Some form of the tax is expected to pass before session ends April 17.
(Wall Street Journal) Massachusetts law makers imposed new laws on insurance companies in 2006, including terms such as the inability to deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions. This caused systematic abuse resulting operating […]
(UPI) U.S. fiscal policy “is unsustainable” and cannot be solved with minor changes, the head of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office told reporters in Washington.
(Los Angeles Times) Currently, firms mostly respond to weak demand by laying off workers. Under a work-sharing program, firms are encouraged by government policy to spread a small amount of the pain across many workers.
(The Globe and Mail) Canada’s relatively low corporate taxes make the country one of the best places to do business. Read the article <here>
(ABC 15 News) Governor Jan Brewer said the federal healthcare reform bill sitting in Congress would financially devastate Arizona, arguing that a bill drafted by Congress would not be a good fit for […]
Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter was the first to sign a piece of legislation into law which would prohibit the federal government from requiring citizens to buy health insurance. Similar legislation is pending in 37 other states including Alaska
When EPA administrator Lisa Jackson decided that the EPA would consider the air we exhale (CO2) a pollutant, she cited from the IPCC AR4 report. But now that the climategate story is out in the open, she appears to have circled the wagons.
(Seacoast Online) As stimulating as it might have sounded at the time, the city recently declined $2.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for its new water treatment plant because federal […]
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce sues in federal court to void state campaign finance laws (Business Week) The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is asking a federal judge to void state campaign finance laws that […]
(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) Before trillions more of our dollars are wasted in a vain effort to control the weather 100 years from now, our leaders should be much more certain that human activities are […]
(Fairbanks Daily News-miner) The state suspended, for one year ending in mid-2009, a school-focused Medicaid reimbursement program after muddy financial reporting raised red flags with federal agencies. The Department of Health and Social Services has asked for a legislative OK to balance its books by $7 million to try to resolve past budgeting issues within the program.
(FOX Business) John Stossel gives an example of why the United States does not have a free market in health care.
(FOXNews) Lawmakers in about half the states are forging ahead with constitutional amendments to ban government health insurance mandates.
The proposals would assert a state-based right for people to pay medical bills from their own pocketbooks and prohibit penalties against those who refuse to carry health insurance.
(AP) The world’s cheapest car is being readied for sale in the U.S., but by the time India’s Tata Nano is retrofitted to meet emissions and safety standards, it won’t be that cheap. […]
(Bloomberg) The Mayo Clinic, praised by President Barack Obama as a national model for efficient health care, will stop accepting Medicare patients as of tomorrow at one of its primary-care clinics in Arizona, […]