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Wednesday
Aug262015

CEI Today: EPA Power Plant Rule, high cost of Big Labor, secret gov't emails, and NLRB joint employer 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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EPA POWER PLANT RULE - MARLO LEWIS

 

Clean Energy Incentive Program: Why It Makes EPA's Power Plant Rule Even More Unlawful
 

EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), which imposes carbon dioxide (CO2) emission rate targets and tonnage caps on state electric power sectors, is unlawful in at least half a dozen ways. > Read more
 

 

LABOR DAY & THE COST OF LABOR UNIONS 

The High Cost of Big Labor


Evidence shows that states with a bigger labor union presence are at a disadvantage to other states when it comes to pension shortfalls and income and economic growth. A set of three studies by the Competitive Enterprise Institute - “The High Cost of Big Labor” - examines the economic impact of labor policies on U.S. states, including right to work and collective bargaining laws. > Read more

 

> Interview an expert
 

SECRET GOV'T EMAILS - CHRIS HORNER

IRS Scandal: Toby Miles, Secret Government Employee


Just as Jackson was probably hiding something, it's reasonable to think Lerner was doing the same when she used the name "Toby Miles" in a private account. > Read the IBD editorial

> Interview Chris Horner

 

NLRB JOINT EMPLOYER RULING - IAIN MURRAY


Obama Administration Labor Ruling Could Hit U.S. Businesses Hard
 

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to rule any day now in a case that will affect thousands of businesses. Firms are bracing for the fallout. > Read the commentary

 

> Interview Iain Murray

 




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Friday
Aug142015

Watchdog - Town pleaded with EPA to stay away. They didn't.  

 

Months ago, Colorado town resisted allowing EPA tests that caused toxic disaster

Five months before the Animas River toxic spill disaster, leaders from the tiny Colorado mining town of Silverton pleaded with EPA officials to not perform tests that would declare the area a Superfund site.
 
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Hillary Clinton’s higher ed plan a Pandora’s Box like Obamacare, expert says
 
Hillary Clinton has a plan to provide “debt-free” tuition for students attending public colleges and universities. But it will cost taxpayers an extra $350 billion.
 
 

 

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Labor union bosses want a president who will ‘rewrite the rules’
 
Wanted: A presidential candidate who will help the AFL-CIO reshape America’s economy to better suit the labor coalition by making it easier for unions to organize and harder for workers to opt out of paying dues.
 
 

 

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Police made a mistake; I'm correcting it
 
When police make a mistake, even a small clerical error, it can be a life-altering event for the person on the other end. Innocent people’s lives are upended, their jobs and reputations jeopardized. But don’t expect a heartfelt apology.
 
 

 

Yabba Dabba Don't: Colorado's dino buses show problem with federal transit grants

 
Congress is struggling to fund repairs for our highways and transportation infrastructure, but somehow the feds found $25 million to front the cost of this "dino-bus" service.
 
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Food stamp work requirements hardly onerous

 

New Mexico Gov. Suzanna Martinez wants to reinstate rules limiting able-bodied people to three months of SNAP benefits unless they work, do volunteer work, or attend job training classes.

 

 

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Journalists charged with ‘crime’ 1 year after arrests in Ferguson

 
The arrests of these journalists in Ferguson happened a year ago. They were told at the time that there was no arrest report, so why are they now being charged with trespassing and interfering with the duties of a police officer?
 
 

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Friday
May082015

CEI Today: TPA, TImes Square billboards, Big Labor, crowdfunding regulation, and more 

Thursday, May 7, 2015
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TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY - FRAN SMITH

 

Trade Promotion Authority: Addressing Some Criticisms
 
Some members of Congress are concerned about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would fast track trade negotiating authority, but in fact it would be a positive move toward ensuring the United States remains a competitive economy. TPA does not usurp Congress’ authority in relation to trade agreements.  > Read more
 

GOVT THREAT TO TIMES SQUARE BILLBOARDS - MARC SCRIBNER

Why Is the Federal Government Threatening Times Square's Billboards?

 

The federal government is threatening to punish New York City for its famously gaudy Times Square electronic billboards. Some have suggested that this is an example of regulators run amok. It isn’t. This is a classic example of Congress passing stupid laws, ordering regulators to implement them stupidly, and then forgetting about them until unintended consequences spring up down the line. > Read more

BIG LABOR - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

Daily Caller: Republicans Abandon Hope To Overturn Obama’s Big Labor Veto

Concerned over a lack of support from Senate Democrats, Republicans leaders agreed Tuesday to table a vote geared at overriding a veto which critics claim unfairly benefits unions. > Read the Daily Caller report

> Interview an expert

 

 



Thursday and Friday, a select group of thought leaders, industry leaders, and policy makers - including CEI's John Berlau - will gather to consider the future of alternative finance. 

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Labor Department "Fiduciary Rule" Threatens to Eviscerate JOBS Act Gains for Investors, Entrepreneurs

 






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The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


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Thursday
May072015

CEI Today: Republicans for Big Labor, Year of the Veto, and global warming facts 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
In the News Today

 

REGULATION IN YEAR OF THE VETO - WAYNE CREWS

 

Federal Regulation? Who Cares?
 
Regulatory liberalization that reduces uncertainty and increases the returns to risk-taking is the yet-to-be-deployed stimulus package. The problem now is that Congress will have a tough time with a liberalization agenda in Obama’s “year of the veto.” > Read the Forbes commentary
 


GLOBAL WARMING FACTS - MARLO LEWIS

Independent Satellite Records Agree: Little to No Global Warming over Past 18 Years

 
Roy Spencer, John Christy, and William Braswell of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Earth System Science Center recently released Version 6 (V.6) of their global satellite temperature dataset. The scientists describe the upgrade as “by far the most extensive revision of the procedures and computer code we have ever produced in over 25 years of global temperature monitoring.” > Read more 


> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

REPUBLICAN VOTES FOR BIG LABOR - TREY KOVACS 

Republicans Vote in Favor of Union Giveaways

 

Last week, CEI sent out a Key Vote alert on two amendments. Both were designed to save taxpayers money by ending policies that benefit unions at the expense of fiscal responsibility and common sense. Normally, most would expect Republicans would support such measures, especially since labor unions are primarily donors to the Democratic party. Unfortunately, nearly 50 GOP members voted against both amendments. > Read more


 

CEI's Battered Business Bureau:
The Week in Regulation


Federal Labor Relations Authority employees might be bad at paying what they owe, because a new regulation is geared specifically at them, “governing procedures for collecting debts owed to the federal government by present and former FLRA employees.”
 



Convening at the National Press Club, a select group of thought leaders, industry leaders, and policy makers - including CEI's John Berlau - will gather to consider the future of alternative finance. 
 






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Friday
May012015

CEI Today: Congress votes on energy, water, Big Labor, chemical safety 

Thursday, April 30, 2015
In the News Today

 

HOUSE VOTES ON ENERGY & WATER - MYRON EBELL 
 

How to Improve the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

 

The Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for FY 2016 passed by the House Appropriations Committee spends too much, but does move some funding from very bad programs to somewhat less bad programs. 
 
The best thing in the bill is the set of riders that prohibit the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the proposed Waters of the United States rule. That rule if implemented would expand federal jurisdiction far beyond what was intended by Congress in Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and far beyond the current definition or any reasonable definition of the navigable waters of the United States. > Read more


> Interview Myron Ebell

 

HOUSE VOTES ON LABOR UNION 'OFFICIAL TIME' - TREY KOVACS

 

House vote today on restricting taxpayer give-away to labor unions
 
Should government employees be allowed to conduct labor union work on the taxpayer dime? The House is set to vote today on a plan to prohibit use of funds to pay a Federal Employee for any period of time during which such employee is using official time under U.S. Code. "Spending public funds for the exclusive benefit of a labor union should be illegal," said Trey Kovacs, CEI labor policy expert. "Curbing that practice is an important first step towards making government more accountable to taxpayers on so-called union 'official time'".
 
 

TOXIC CHEMICALS? - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

National Review: How Does the Government Decide What Is — and What Is Not — ‘Toxic’?
 

This week, members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee marked up legislation to reform the nation’s law on chemicals — the Toxic Substances Control Act. CEI's Angela Logomasini and Henry I. Miller warn that bad, ill-considered regulations could make food and consumer products less safe. > Read the National Review commentary



ARE STREETCARS AN ANSWER TO AMERICA’S URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS?

 

Two experts on the subject  have two different

 opinions, including CEI's Marc Scribner. This NPC Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the club’s Zenger Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045. 

 






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White House Petition Asks President to Veto Online Gambling Ban
 

In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. > Read more


 

The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


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