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Apr132014 - Is it time for an audit of the Philadelphia School District? 


CEI Today: Nontransparency in gov't and the Paycheck Fairness Act

Thursday, April 10, 2014
In the News Today


Administration’s Lack of Transparency Extends to States; The Independence Institute Reports New Findings

The use of non-official email accounts for work purposes circumvents federal-recordkeeping responsibilities. Since employees have chosen to not search them in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests or congressional oversight requests, this allows government officials to avoid revealing their actions to taxpayers who finance their salaries. These corrupt practices are not isolated to the federal government. In requests the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), assisted Colorado’s Independence Institute with, we show the practice extends to activists employed in state government. > Read more

Transparency Questions Arise Over Hickenlooper Administration’s Use of Private Emails


Hickenlooper Administration Sought EPA Alibi on 2012 Water Bill

> Interview Chris Horner


Fox News: Critics say 'transparent' administration anything but open about federal regulations

Federal agencies are required to report all the regulatory actions they have under consideration in what's known as the Unified Agenda twice a year. In addition, the White House Office of Management and Budget is mandated to provide a cost-benefit analysis of federal regulations to Congress each year.

According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute and American Action Forum, that has not been happening. Wayne Crews, CEI's vice president for policy, says, "This is the administration that claims transparency but on the other hand, says it's going to use its pens and its phones and it's gonna work around Congress at every opportunity."
> Read the news story by Shannon Bream

> Interview Wayne Crews


CEI’s Scores Paycheck Fairness Act


The Competitive Enterprise Institute scored Wednesday’s vote in the U.S. Senate on the passage of S. 3772, The Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would fundamentally change the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which prohibits employers from paying women less than men for performing the same work in the same workplace.

The score will be incorporated into CEI’s Congressional Labor Scorecard that can be seen in full on CEI’s labor policy website, > Read more

> Interview an expert

Consumer’s Guide to
Chemical Risk

CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. 
> Read more

CEI Podcast for April 9, 2014: A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk




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CEI’s Iain Murray Wins Second Place at
Brexit Prize Competition in London

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A Moral Defense of Capitalism
Interview with Devout humanist, Catholic priest, and social justice advocate Father Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute.



ALG's Daily Grind - Is OSHA trying to unionize southern auto parts manufacturers?


April 11, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Is OSHA trying to unionize southern auto parts manufacturers?
Occupational Safety & Health Administration disproportionately targets southeastern, non-union motor vehicle parts manufacturers for inspections. Are they doing unions' bidding?

Cartoon: What's a Job?

Federal government fireworks and the targeting of America
A rancher whose family has held the land and been grazing its cattle for more than one hundred years is facing armed federal agents and snipers who are stealing his cattle under the dual claim that he is illegally grazing them on federal land, and that there is a desert tortoise that could be negatively impacted by the grazing.

Fitton: ACLU's slurs and lies target foes of illegal immigration
Freedom of information? "The ACLU subpoena demands all correspondence with Arizona state officials related to SB 1070, immigrants and immigration, including emails and computer files. It specifically notes all communications that include words such as 'aliens,' 'illegal aliens,' 'llegals," "Mexican,' 'Latino,' 'invasion,' 'beaner,' 'spic' and 'wetback.'"


Guinta For Congress - Team Guinta's Friday Rewind

From Frank's Desk

Beginning today, and continuing throughout the election we will include a video from a supporter who will tell you why they are supporting our efforts in 2014. We are excited to kick this segment off with special guest and longtime supporter Ronnie Schlender of Manchester. Please take a look at the video to see why she is supporting Team Guinta’s Campaign!

While the month of March has ended, it will not stop our endorsement releases from Marching into April. The level of support our team continues to receive from selectmen to police chiefs to business owners to state senators and more is indicative of the strength our grassroots campaign possesses. We will continue to build upon these early successes and look forward to working with them heading into the fall!

Last weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to address the New Hampshire College Republicans at their 13th Annual Convention. My message to them was simple; always believe in yourself and do not let anyone dissuade you from following your dreams and passions. The energy and enthusiasm of these young people is vital to our party’s ability to get our message out. Team Guinta is very much looking forward to working with the CR’s this year and we wish them the best of luck in their upcoming finals!

After speaking with the College Republicans, we made our way down Elm Street to visit the Made in NH Expo. What an amazing display of the talent and entrepreneurial spirit of New Hampshire! I stopped by the booth focusing on our tourism industry, shook hands with supporters and sampled some of the fare they had to offer.

Team Guinta made the quick trip up to Center Barnstead for the Barnstead Alton Republican Committee’s monthly meeting. It was great running into friends and supporters, and we discussed the disastrous implementation of ObamaCare, the economy and some of the solutions I have proposed as part of Team Guinta's Health Care Listening Tour.
Speaking of which, our Health Care Listening Tour continued today at the Hanover Hill Health Care Center, which is a rehabilitation facility and nursing home located in Manchester. This was a great opportunity to hear about how we can best care for our parents and grandparents during and after their rehab from accidents or surgeries. 

ObamaCare’s devastating cuts to Medicare providers will detrimentally impact the ability of caregivers across the Granite State from offering the care patients have become accustomed to. Today, I heard that health care premiums have increased 30-40% for employees here and reimbursement rates have been cut, which will force them to reduce services or increase costs on the seniors living here on a fixed income.

We have a very busy weekend planned! I will be leaving shortly to speak at the Rally with Rand event benefitting the NHGOP in Dover with Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. Tomorrow morning, Team Guinta will join the NHGOP as they unveil their mobile app, a tool which will greatly enhance our ability to connect with voters and turn them out this fall for victory in November! Saturday afternoon, Team Guinta will head over to Rochester to speak at a gathering of volunteers and supporters with Senator Mike Lee of Utah.

Thanks for reading, please stay tuned for future campaign updates!

Have a great weekend!

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