GOV'T PENSIONS - IVAN OSORIO
Openmarket.org: State Pension Bailout Threat
The state pension underfunding crisis has grown so severe that it has prompted most U.S. states to cut benefits, according to calculations by The Wall Street Journal and Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research. However, cuts to date have only put a $100 billion dent in a nationwide funding gap of $900 billion. Clearly, states need to do more to lower their pension liabilities.
Government employee unions are bound to oppose further proposals to curb benefits or increase employee contributions toward their pensions. For lawmakers in some states, this will make reform a harder sell.
> Read the full commentary on Openmarket.org
> Interview Ivan Osorio
UNION JOBS PROGRAM - MATT PATTERSON & CRISSY BROWN
The Washington Times: Unions stack the deck against job creation
If you build it, jobs will come. That’s what Marylanders are being promised in the push to build a new casino, the state’s sixth, in Prince George’s County. County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, for example, claims that “the expansion of gaming into Prince George’s County is about the thousands of new jobs, millions of dollars in revenue to the state and county, and growing the travel and tourism industry in Prince George’s County.” The proposed casino really is a jobs program for unions. > Read the full commentary on Washigntontimes.com
> Interview the authors
GIFT CLAUSES SAVE TAXPAYER $ - TREY KOVACS
Daily Caller: Field of cash: If you offer, they will take
> Interview Trey Kovacs
Cocktail Party for Authors Yaron Brook & Don Watkins
Thursday, September 27, 2012
CEI HQ: 1899 L Street, NW, 12th Fl, Washington, DC
You are cordially invited to join Yaron Brook and Don Watkins at the Competitive Enterprise Institute for a cocktail party celebrating the publication of FREE MARKET REVOLUTION: HOW AYN RAND'S IDEAS CAN END BIG GOVERNMENT
Thursday, September 27, 2012
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Room 1300, Longworth House Office Building
Despite their potential environmental and consumer benefits, products that can be demonized as FrankenFish or EnviroPig are being delayed by regulatory intransigence, public confusion, and political indecision. With no clear path forward, many products are now being sent overseas to countries with more responsive regulatory climates.
THE LIBERAL WAR ON TRANSPARENCY - CHRISTOPHER C. HORNER
CNSNews.com: Author: Journalists 'Cover Energy And Environment Subjects As Liberal Activists,' E-Mails Show
Liberals claim to support transparency in government - until conservatives start finding shady things through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
New York Times bestselling author, litigator, and Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Chris Horner has been filing such FOIAs for years and has turned up Obama's "true plan" for cap-and-trade, a close relationship between an energy official and a Solyndra director - and more. Horner's quest for public information, labeled as "criminal" by one Obama agency head, will be detailed in his upcoming book, "The Liberal War on Transparency." > Read the CNSNews.com article by Julia Seymore
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