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    Return To Flight

    In just over 100 years the possibility of flight made the world much smaller and redefined what travel and human connectivity mean. Modern aviation changed what it means to go there.

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    Speaking up on Restorative Justice

    Americans from all walks of life were shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific images of George Floyd’s unjustified killing at the hands of those charged to serve and protect. Organizations of all types and people everywhere are asking what they can do, and many of the potential solutions being discussed can be advanced most effectively by the states.

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    State of the State: California

    The governor is right: we cannot “construct some alternate universe of non-facts that we find more pleasing.” California’s economic outlook currently ranks 46th nationally, according to Rich States, Poor States. Ignoring the impending fiscal collapse due to unfunded pension liabilities, failing to reduce the onerous tax burden, and pretending that a state carbon emissions crackdown will alter global climate only will force others to flee Governor Brown’s vision of the future.

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    Technology, Innovation and Calculating Risk

    Facebook has blocked a British insurance company from using its social media website to analyze whether a new driver or car owner is an acceptable insurance risk. The company, …

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    Maryland’s Experiment with Global Budget Revenue

    In 2014, Maryland phased out a Medicare fee-for-service payment system in favor of a Global Budget Revenue system. In the other forty-nine states, hospitals are paid using fee-for-service, which results …

  • A Tough Labor Day for Unions image

    A Tough Labor Day for Unions

    This Labor Day, as Americans are fitting in one last trip to the beach or holding backyard barbeques, labor unions are left with little to celebrate. Union membership in the …

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    Walmart Rolls Back Hours

    This April after experiencing years of attacks from progressives, Walmart announced it would spend more than $1 billion to increase salary and training for its employees. As a result, Walmart …

  • Dodd Frank at Five Years – Another Big Government Failure image

    Dodd Frank at Five Years – Another Big Government Failure

    The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, named for Senator Christopher Dodd and Representative Barney Frank, who helped spearhead its creation in reaction to the financial crisis, was touted as a means …

  • Massachusetts Governor Sets the Bar for Regulatory Reform image

    Massachusetts Governor Sets the Bar for Regulatory Reform

    In late March, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued Executive Order NO.562 to enforce regulatory pause and review by the Executive Department in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As a …

  • Actors Unite Against Mandated Higher Wages image

    Actors Unite Against Mandated Higher Wages

    In the most recent example of union leadership failing to accurately represent the desires of the organization’s members, the Equity Council of the Actors’ Equity Association (Equity), the AFL-CIO-affiliated …

  • Guest Post: National Financial Literacy Month a Time to Focus on Financial Wellbeing image

    Guest Post: National Financial Literacy Month a Time to Focus on Financial Wellbeing

    By: Gigi Hyland, Executive Director, National Credit Union Foundation These days, every month bears its own theme or flavor. You know many of them –July …

  • A Solution to Help Preserve Our State and National Parks image

    A Solution to Help Preserve Our State and National Parks

    Every year, millions of Americans frequent our state and national parks. In 2013, tourists, families and outdoor enthusiasts made an estimated 720 million visits to state parks and …

  • Seizing the Initiative: How States Can Help Themselves in Rehabilitating Underground Water Infrastructure image

    Seizing the Initiative: How States Can Help Themselves in Rehabilitating Underground Water Infrastructure

    By: Bonner R. Cohen Faced with the rapid deterioration of their underground water networks, state and local governments are seeking to make the best use of their limited funds to …

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    Taxpayers Foot Bill for Union Interests

    Prior to a court case ruling otherwise, taxpayers in the city of Phoenix paid $950,000 a year in salaries and benefits to send six city police officers to …

  • Wisconsin Marks the 25th Right-to-Work State image

    Wisconsin Marks the 25th Right-to-Work State

    Earlier today, following rigorous debate in the legislature, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law SB 44, a right-to-work bill that makes union dues and participation optional for …

  • To Appreciate Public Sector Employees, Allow Them to Decide Union Membership and Representation image

    To Appreciate Public Sector Employees, Allow Them to Decide Union Membership and Representation

    Today, March 6th, marks Employee Appreciation Day, a day when employers across America can take an opportunity to recognize their employees for their hard work, dedication and achievements of the …

  • Hair Braiding: The Fight Against Occupational Licensing image

    Hair Braiding: The Fight Against Occupational Licensing

    Unnecessary occupational licensing laws limit free market competition and discourage employment by preventing people from entering the workforce. In recent years, hair braiding has been a focus of licensing battles …

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    Walmart Recent Wage Increase a Free Market Success

    Yesterday, Walmart announced that, beginning in April of this year, the company will raise the pay of all its employees to at least $9 an hour. In 2016, the …

  • New York’s Minimum Wage Increase: The Wrong Way to Ring in the New Year | RedState image

    New York’s Minimum Wage Increase: The Wrong Way to Ring in the New Year | RedState

    This appeared on RedState.com on January 1, 2015. Last night, as shivering tourists gathered in Times Square to watch the New Year’s Eve Ball …

  • Right-to-Work Will Continue to Benefit Indiana’s Economy image

    Right-to-Work Will Continue to Benefit Indiana’s Economy

    Update: Research and Legislative Analyst Ben Wilterdink recently appeared on the Tony Katz Radio Show to discuss this topic. Listen to his interview below, http://alec.org/docs/Ben-Wilterdink-Tony-Katz-11-7-14.mp3 …