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Saturday
Aug012015

CEI Today: EPA Clean Power Plan, green bickering, whiskey film, and more 

Friday, July 31, 2015
In the News Today

 

CLEAN POWER PLAN - WILLIAM YEATMAN

 

The Clean Power Plan's Dirty Secret

Reportedly set for an August 3 release, the Clean Power Plan, Obama administration’s final plan to cut power-plant emissions , would remake the electricity industry as it has existed for a century.  The result will be more expensive and less reliable power for American industry and consumers. > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 

GREENS EATING GREENS? - CHRIS HORNER

 

"Post-modern science" - it doesn't matter the facts, it's the seriousness of the charge that matters. For a while,the greens remained in lockstep, which couldn't last. When it comes time to split up the loot, the thieves always fall out in the end.  > Listen to the interview 

"I, WHISKEY"


I, Whiskey: The Spirit of the Market  will be a documentary that celebrates human creativity and craft, highlighting how human ingenuity and the market work together to bring us the many things we love and enjoy—like whiskey. Check ou

t our great perks on Indiegogo. Join Team #iwhiskey & help make this film a reality!  > Read more 

 

Related: CEI Film Credits Free Market With Whiskey’s Endurance

 

 




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Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
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Human Achievement Hour
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Wednesday
Jul292015

CEI Today: REINS Act veto threat, highway bill, EPA's Clean Power Plan, labor union subsidies, and more 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
In the News Today

 

OBAMA VETO THREAT - WAYNE CREWS

 

The Problem With The White House Threat To Veto The REINS Act

The claims about the regulatory enterprise made by the administration in objecting to this bill need to be set straight. Over 3,000 rules and regulations are issued each year, and what does the administration know about their overall cost-effectiveness? Not much. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

HIGHWAY BILL - MARC SCRIBNER

 

Highway Bill Bailout and Spending Schemes Put America’s Roads and Bridges at Risk

 

Senate leaders said Tuesday they would take up a stop-gap three-month extension of a highway bill passed by the House. CEI's Marc Scribner CEI transportation policy expert Marc Scribner warns against increasing the regressive federal fuel tax or merely shifting the highway cost burden.  > Read more


> Interview Marc Scribner

 

REPORT: EPA'S CLEAN POWER PLAN OVERREACH - WILLIAM YEATMAN


Agency Does Not Merit Chevron Deference to Implement Burdensome Rule

 

The EPA took the unusual step of preemptively seeking Chevron deference from federal courts, even though the Clean Power Plan will not undergo judicial review until after the final rule is published in the Federal Register later this summer. A new report from CEI explains why the agency’s request for judicial deference lacks merit. > Read more 
 

> Interview William Yeatman
 

TAXPAYER SUBSIDIZED UNION ACTIVISM - TREY KOVACS

Missouri tax dollars subsidize union activism

 

Taxpayers expect their government to spend tax dollars only on activities that benefit the public. But in Missouri, public employers at nearly every level of government routinely use tax dollars to finance government unions, often including their political activities. > Read the commentary by Sen. Bob Onder & Trey Kovacs

 

> Interview Trey Kovacs
 

I, WHISKEY: THE SPIRIT OF THE MARKET
OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER




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Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
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Tuesday
Jul282015

CEI Today: Ex-Im Bank, highway bill, Dodd-Frank lawsuit, social cost of carbon, and more 

Monday, July 27, 2015
In the News Today

 

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK - RYAN YOUNG


Senate Advances Ex-Im Bank
 

Reauthorization votes are typically dull affairs. But this year’s fight over the Export-Import Bank’s reauthorization is anything but. On Sunday, the Senate voted 67-26 to advance a plan to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, expired since the end of June. For most of its history, the Export-Import Bank has directed most of its benefits to a handful of large, politically connected firms. In other words, its main function is to dispense corporate welfare. > Read more about the Ex-Im Bank


> Interview Ryan Young
 

HIGHWAY BILL - MARC SCRIBNER


Highway Bill Bailout and Spending Schemes Put America’s Roads and Bridges at Risk

 

With the federal highway bill set to expire at the end of July and the highway fund itself projected to run multi-billion dollar deficits in the years ahead, CEI transportation policy expert Marc Scribner warns against ill-considered plans to increase the regressive federal fuel tax or else shift the highway cost burden away from people who actually use the roadways. > Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner

 

DODD-FRANK LAWSUIT - JOHN BERLAU

Democratic Judges Green-Light CEI’s Challenge to Dodd-Frank

 

Friday, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court ruled unanimously that State National Bank of Big Spring, Texas, had standing to challenge the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the massive bureaucracy created by Dodd-Frank with virtually no accountability to Congress. > Read more 

> Interview John Berlau
 

SOCIAL COST OF CARBON - MARLO LEWIS


Hearing Shines Light on Social Cost of Carbon Sophistry

 

Agencies have an incentive to periodically increase social cost of carbon estimates to make their regulations look more valuable.  > Read more 
 

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

I, WHISKEY: THE SPIRIT OF THE MARKET
OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER




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Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure

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Saturday
Jul252015

NH Citizens For A Strong NH - "Climbing Maggie" 

 

"Climbing Maggie"

 

(July 24, 2015) - As reported by WMUR last evening, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire is beginning an aggressive, state-wide, digital campaign. The advertisement highlights Governor Maggie Hassan's willingness to climb over the most vulnerable Granite Staters in order to move up the political ladder.

The digital advertisement, which focuses on Governor Hassan's support of harmful cuts to nursing homes, and highlights her continued endorsement of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, can be viewed HERE.

Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:

"Granite Staters deserve a full-time governor who fights for them and their families every day of the week. Regrettably, with Governor Maggie Hassan, we have an ineffective and hyper partisan career politician who focuses solely on her allegiance to liberal Washington special interests as she steps on the most vulnerable to get ahead.

"From drastic cuts to nursing homes to her ongoing support for Obamacare's Medicaid expansion regardless of its negative implications, Governor Hassan has made it clear that she is more concerned with climbing the political ladder than the welfare of Granite State families."
 

  

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Saturday
Jul252015

Strong NH: Your Weekly E-Newsletter 

 

 
 
Climbing Maggie: Launching a new digital campaign 
 
As WMUR reported last evening, our organization is beginning an aggressive, state-wide, digital campaign this week. The advertisement highlights Governor Maggie Hassan's willingness to climb over the most vulnerable Granite Staters in order to move up the political ladder.

We believe that Granite Staters deserve a full-time governor who fights for them and their families every day of the week. Regrettably, with Governor Maggie Hassan, we have an ineffective and hyper partisan career politician who focuses solely on her allegiance to liberal Washington special interests as she steps on the most vulnerable to get ahead.

 

From drastic cuts to nursing homes to her ongoing support for Obamacare's Medicaid expansion regardless of its negative implications, Governor Hassan has made it clear that she is more concerned with climbing the political ladder than the welfare of Granite State families.

  

Click HERE to watch the digital advertisement. 

 
 
 

Another Veto: Gov. Hassan vetoes a tax reform bill that would have saved jobs
 
Governor Maggie Hassan vetoed SB 550 this week, a tax reform bill, that if signed into law, would have given important business profits tax clarification that would have kept jobs in the Granite State.

 

Her veto was despite a report found in last Friday's Portsmouth Herald, which said New Hampshire's job growth "remains on a disappointing path," falling behind both the national average and growth in Massachusetts.

 

Governor Hassan has since said that she "might consider the change" as a part of the budget process.

 

With Governor Maggie Hassan's willingness to consider these tax changes as a part of the budget process, she has shown that she is well aware of the positive implications it would have on New Hampshire small businesses. Instead, once again, she is trying to use it as a political chit to manipulate the budget process simply to further her own political career.

 

Granite Staters are well aware that under Governor Hassan's failed leadership, our state is on a dangerous path where New Hampshire job growth is falling behind both the national average and growth in Massachusetts. Despite numerous reports that depict concerning implications for families in our state, our governor has once again refused to embrace bipartisan solutions that would move New Hampshire forward.

 
 

An Important Initiative: Allowing those who protect us, to protect themselves 
 
Sixty-seven New Hampshire state representatives are calling on Governor Maggie Hassan to change the state's policy regarding National Guardsmen being able to carry firearms in order to protect themselves from future harm.

The representatives signed a letter that was delivered to the governor yesterday, requesting a change in policy from no firearms to open or concealed carry, noting that guardsmen have a right of self-protection that the current policy challenges.

Click HERE to read more about the initiative.  

 

 
 

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