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CEI Today: Union release time and the Obama record on regulations + overtime mandate 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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UNION RELEASE TIME IN OHIO - TREY KOVACS Ohio Constitution Prohibits Union Release Time

Yesterday, Media Trackers reported the Ohio Centerville Classroom Teachers Association membership agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement that is still waiting on approval from the school board.

Unfortunately, according to Centerville City Schools Superintendent Thomas Henderson, the union perks from the last contract will remain intact unless the school board refrains from approving the contract and negotiates a new agreement.

The most obscene union privilege in the contract is union release time, or a taxpayer subsidy to unions, which pays government workers to perform union business unrelated to their job duties while they continue to draw a government salary.
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> Interview Trey Kovacs


Forbes: 15,177 U.S. Executive Orders: President Barack Obama's Not The Only One With A Pen And Phone


It’s well known that President Obama pledges to use his “pen” and “phone” to implement a “year of action” with or without Congress.

There is some inexactness involved 
but the table I’ve assembled below reckons a total, overall, of 15,177 as of year-end 2013 (officially we’re at 13,659). Highlighting executive orders matters because decrees or fiats issued in a limited government context have different implications than executive orders in the activist government context that prevails now. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews


> See also: Wayne Crews of Competitive Enterprise Institute joins Rod Arquette to discuss the expansion of federal regulations under President Barack Obama



The Washington Times: More overtime rules enrich Obama

By making overtime rules burdensome nationwide, the Obama administration eliminates this competitive advantage enjoyed by conservative and moderate states over liberal ones. That rewards Mr. Obama’s political base even as it harms the country as a whole. > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader





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Zac Bookman, Co-founder and CEO of OpenGov, explains how his citizen-friendly web platform is making government budgets, tax, and spending data accessible online, and why politicians and municipal managers are taking to it eagerly.



US House Republican Conference - 2014 Lie of the Year? 

In an interview with WebMD, President Obama admitted that you might not be able to keep your doctor after all.

"For the average person, many folks who don't have health insurance initially, they're going to have to make some choices. And they might end up having to switch doctors, in part because their saving money."

Meanwhile, Americans are already being hit...

“Since ACA, my insurance rates have doubled. Her rates have now doubled with worse coverage. Insurance payments to the doctor my wife works for have been cut so drastically, that some of the doctors are closing shop.” (Submitted through

David, TN

“I am on Medicare Advantage, they have taken funds from that program, I had to change doctors. (Submitted through

Josephine, TN

"I have been informed by my internal medicine doctor, that their [doctors] group will no longer be a part of my plan." (Submitted through

Annette, GA

"I just learned that my hospitals are in my network, but the emergency room doctors are not in my network. How can that be?? What good is a network emergency room with doctors that are out of my network??" (Submitted through

Diana, PA



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Concord - Governor Maggie Hassan is refusing to appear at an event hosted by President Barack Obama in Connecticut tomorrow with every other Northeast Democrat governor. Governors Deval Patrick (D-MA) Dannel Malloy (D-CT), Peter Shumlin (D-VT) and Lincoln Chaffee (D-RI) will join Obama on Wednesday to push for a minimum wage hike (USA Today, 3/4/14.) WMUR-TV reports that Governor Hassan Is blaming her glaring absence on a "scheduling conflict."


"Its not surprising that Governor Hassan is snubbing President Obama given his plummeting poll numbers in New Hampshire. Governor Hassan is trying to run from the president's abysmal record, but she can't hide from the fact that she has been a loyal supporter of his disastrous agenda and an enthusiastic proponent of ObamaCare," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Granite Staters realize that Governor Hassan is a pawn of the Obama Administration and they are looking to replace her with a fiscally responsible Republican governor in November who will stand up for New Hampshire."


According to a recent UNH poll 51% of New Hampshire adults disapprove of the job Obama is doing as president and only 42% approve.


CEI Today: Obama budget, warming is better, BPA scaremongering, and more 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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Obama and Camp’s “Carried Interest” Canard Adds Cost and Complexity to Code

Once again, according to a White House summary of his 2015 budget to be unveiled later today, President Obama will call for “closing loopholes” that he says help “Wall Street.” Once again, upon closer examination, these “loophole closures” are actually tax hikes that will hit Main Street the hardest.

Obama FY 2015 Budget: Aviation Funding Recommendation Not Great, But a Step in the Right Direction

Like his past budgets, as I noted in a previous post discussing the highway and transit budget, continuing congressional gridlock means this package will almost certainly go nowhere.

> Interview an expert

WARMING IS BETTER - MARLO LEWIS Voting with Their Feet: Warmer Is Better


This map shows population growth rates by state from 1900 to 2010:

Population Change U.S. 1900-2010

This map shows average temperature by state from 1900-2010:

U.S. Annual Temperatures by State 1900-2010

Comparing the two maps “reveals a pretty strong indication that people seem to be seeking out warmer states,” the two scientists write. But they do more than eyeball the relationship, they quantify it. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis


March 6-8, 2014


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Education Entrepreneur Remaking Education

Jeff Sandefer, co-founder of Acton Academy, explains how his academy’s Socratic teaching methods are empowering students to take charge of their own education.






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Liberal Congresswoman Doubles Down On Support For Unpopular President


Concord - In an interview with New Hampshire Public Radio today, liberal Second District Congresswoman Annie Kuster doubled down on her support for President Obama's failed agenda and bragged that she is his biggest fan in Washington.


"I would say I'm one of the strongest supporters of the president in the entire Congress," said Kuster.


"Clueless Annie Kuster continues to brag about her blind support for President Obama even though recent polls show that he is wildly unpopular in New Hampshire. Despite overwhelming opposition from her constituents, Kuster is still stands by his disastrous policies that have caused thousands of Granite Staters to lose their health insurance and give up their doctors," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "The Second District is tired of being represented by a loyal Obama lackey like Annie Kuster and they are ready to replace her with a fiscally responsible Republican in November."


A gushing and giddy Kuster was also shown on national television rushing to give President Obama a dramatic kiss following his State of the Union Address last month.


According to a recent UNH poll 51% of New Hampshire adults disapprove of the job Obama is doing as president and only 42% approve.