Casino industry ramps up effort to repeal sports betting ban

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  Illinois, Nevada, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

A national campaign to overturn the federal ban on sports betting outside Nevada got under way this month, giving momentum to sports betting supporters in states like Illinois and Pennsylvania. The American Sports Betting Coalition, which is made up of state and local elected officials as well as law enforcement and businesses, launched the effort […]

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Haupt: Let freedom ring this Independence Day

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing, ‘My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing: Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,  “I Have A Dream” speech, […]

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Krug: Trump hunt begs question: What is the media’s business?

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Supporters said all along that President Donald Trump would be good for American business. But many didn’t anticipate that the American media business stood to benefit from his presidency. Currently the greatest love-hate relationship in U.S. politics, the mainstream and legacy media revels in Trump’s “fake news” claims. While they denounce his behavior publicly, reporters […]

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Congressional bill would fix income tax confusion for businesses who send employees across state lines

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

A bill fresh out of the U.S. House of Representatives would fix a long-standing problem in states’ tax code that has likely resulted in businesses and employees overpaying the state for decades. Companies that send a worker to another state have to make sure their complying with that state’s tax code. The problem in Illinois […]

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Congressional bill would allow private donations to fund abandoned mine redevelopment

By   /  June 28, 2017  /  Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

A bill filed in the U.S. House would  allow private donations help revitalize the nation’s abandoned mines so they can be used for recreational areas. U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Illinois, says there’s a hurdle keeping private foundations from renovating abandoned mines across the nation. LaHood said it’s modeled after a program in Pennsylvania, which has done this […]

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Haupt: Only we can cure D.C.’s swine flu

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

 “It is interesting back in 2011, shortly after the swine-flu epidemic broke out; Congress enacted an earmark moratorium that would supposedly put an end to pork-barrel spending.” – Jenny Reed The phrase “pork-barrel spending” derives from the antebellum period. Plantation owners would give barrels of salt pork to their slaves, who fought with each other […]

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