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Friday
Aug282015

CEI Today: Worst state attorneys general, Obama's labor regulators, unknown federal agencies, and more 

Thursday, August 27, 2015
In the News Today

 

WORST STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL - HANS BADER

CEI Reveals The Nation’s Worst State Attorneys General 2015


From noteworthy ethical and legal breaches, including violating the Constitution, fabricating legal norms, usurping legislative powers, hiring campaign contributors as outside counsel on a contingency-fee basis, to suing businesses over conduct occurring outside their own states, six state Attorneys General (AG) earned a place on the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s list of The Nation’s Worst State Attorneys General 2015. > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader

 

OBAMA'S LABOR REGULATORS - TREY KOVACS


Report: Obama Labor Regulators Set for Big Changes to Help Unions, Hurt Businesses and Jobs
 

A new report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute outlines how the Obama administration is working to make major, unilateral changes to labor policies to reward its labor union allies.
 
“From regulations upending franchise and contract businesses, to rushing through labor union representation votes, to imposing new overtime rules, President Obama is using regulatory agencies to make major policy changes he can’t get through Congress,”  said Trey Kovacs, CEI policy analyst and author of the report.  > Read more

 

> Interview an expert

 

HOW MANY FEDERAL AGENCIES? - WAYNE CREWS

 

Nobody Knows How Many Federal Agencies Exist
 

As bureaucracy sprawls, nobody can say with complete authority exactly how many federal agencies exist. > Read more 
 

 




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The High Cost of
Big Labor


A set of three CEI studies examines the economic impact of labor policies on U.S. states, including right to work and collective bargaining laws.


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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
In the News Today

 

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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Energy & Environment
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Tuesday
Aug252015

Daily Signal - Here's How Hurricane Katrina Changed Schools in New Orleans 

The Daily Signal

Aug. 25, 2015
News

Here's How Hurricane Katrina Changed Schools in New Orleans

Before Hurricane Katrina, just over half of students in public schools in New Orleans graduated from high school. Now, the graduation rate for public and charter schools is 73 percent.

Watch the Video

Commentary

How US Should Respond to China's Stock Market Collapse

For the first time in 35 years, the world has finally come to the conclusion that state-led capitalism in China is no longer a valid model.

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Commentary

The Hypocrisy of Denver's War on Chick-fil-A

Denver is weighing whether Chick-fil-A's morality makes it unfit to occupy a space at the airport. But right now, the airport includes two businesses that have donated to Planned Parenthood.

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News

Why China's Economy Is Scaring the World, Explained in 90 Seconds

Stock markets in the United States plunged over the past week, and many are blaming a place far away from home: China.

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Commentary

North and South Korea Step Back From Precipice of War

After marathon talks, North and South Korea have reached an agreement to defuse the rising tensions, which had created the potential for a military clash along the Demilitarized Zone, Heritage's Bruce Klinger writes from South Korea.

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News

The IRS Is Looking to Tax Employer-Provided Meals

Employees would have to file the combined costs of their free meals on their W-2 forms in tax season.

Read More

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Tuesday
Aug252015

CEI Today: Carbs, NLRB joint employer, and the week in regulation 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
In the News Today

 

CARBS - MICHELLE MINTON

 

Study "Wounds" the Carbohydrate-Insulin Theory of Obesity
 

Last week a very interesting and, by all accounts, very well-done study made waves among the nutritional science community. For many years, the idea that reducing carbohydrates is the most effective way to reduce fat due to its effect on insulin has been rapidly gaining in popularity. This new study, however, casts serious doubt on the hypothesized mechanism by which consumption of carbohydrates, in particular, would lead to these problems. > Read more
 

 

NLRB JOINT EMPLOYER RULING - IAIN MURRAY


IBD: 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 IBD commentary

 

> Interview Iain Murray

 

BATTERED BUSINESS BUREAU - RYAN YOUNG

CEI's Battled Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation


Nearly 2,000 Federal Register pages contain regulations for everything from pay ratios to apricots. The SEC’s controversial Dodd-Frank regulation requiring public companies to disclose the pay ratios between their highest-paid and median-paid employees was published. It is 85 pages long. New regulations for apricots grown in Washington State; Irish potatoes grown in southeastern states; and onions grown in Idaho and Oregon. > Read the week in regulation 

 

> Interview Ryan Young
 




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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
Trade and International
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Saturday
Aug222015

Strong NH: Your Weekly E-Newsletter 

 


Hassan Ignores Constituents: A vast majority of Granite Staters support the voter residency bill she vetoed 
 
Governor Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill earlier this year that would have required all voters to live in New Hampshire for at least 30 days before casting a ballot. Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, along with many other organizations, supported the legislation. Even longtime Democratic Secretary of State Bill Gardner endorsed the bill.

The State Senate is expected to take up a vote to override Hassan's veto next month. Thus, it was positive news that WMUR released a Granite State Poll this week, which showed 57 percent of those surveyed supported the bill, while only 28 percent opposed it.

We will keep you informed on the legislative process as the issue gets taken up again next session. Our organization strongly believes a vast majority of Granite Staters support initiatives to protect the integrity of the election process. The real question is, why doesn't Governor Maggie Hassan? 
 
 
Defending Ayotte: False attacks from the left misrepresent her record on women's healthcare
 
Jennifer Couture of Dunbarton submitted a well-written opinion piece to the Concord Monitor this week. It was in contrast to one earlier this month by another individual who made false attacks against Senator Kelly Ayotte regarding Planned Parenthood and women's healthcare.

While we encourage you to read it in it's entirety, we especially agree with the following paragraph:

"The notion that voting to defund Planned Parenthood in any way affects a woman's access to vital care services is a red herring. It's a falsehood repeated by an organization that is desperate to do damage control. Taxpayers should not be subsidizing a private organization that engages in these grotesque, disturbing practices, as Planned Parenthood appears to do. Instead, we can support women's health services by directing funding to the thousands of health centers that do not engage in such troubling activities. It's as simple as that."

Click HERE to read the full column.     
 
 
Still Hiding: Is Kuster really this scared of her constituents' tough questions? 
 
It is a fact that Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) has never held a single town hall during her entire tenure in Congress, so it isn't too surprising that she did not host any meetings over the August congressional recess.

However, it is remarkable that it is now to the point where Congresswoman Kuster is going through so much trouble to hide from her constituents that she won't even post the address to her events online out of fear that those who disagree with her might show up.

Take a look at the details below for one of the only events Congresswoman Kuster has publicized for the months of August and September: 

 
 
 

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