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Trump Declares Places of Faith Essential: Governors Should Let Churches Reopen This Weekend

Trump Declares Places of Faith Essential: Governors Should Let Churches Reopen This Weekend

BY ZACHARY STIEBER President Donald Trump on Friday said governors across the nation should let churches and other houses of worship reopen this weekend if they haven’t already done so. “I call upon governors to allow our churches and places of worship to open right now,” Trump told reporters at the White House in Washington. Governors are free to […]

POLITICS | Trump Threatens to Delay Funding to States Over Absentee Ballots

POLITICS | Trump Threatens to Delay Funding to States Over Absentee Ballots

BY ZACHARY STIEBER   President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to request to hold federal funding to Michigan and Nevada over widespread mail voting schemes. All Michigan voters will receive applications for absentee voting, Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said this week. Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, a Republican, said May 1 that all voters will receive mail-in ballots. What Michigan is […]

Crushing the States, Saving the Banks: The Fed’s Generous New Rules

Crushing the States, Saving the Banks: The Fed’s Generous New Rules

    by Ellen Brown Congress seems to be at war with the states. Only $150 billion of its nearly $3 trillion coronavirus relief package – a mere 5% – has been allocated to the 50 states; and they are not allowed to use it where they need it most, to plug the holes in […]

Governors Discuss Reopening Plans as Pandemic Ebbs

Governors Discuss Reopening Plans as Pandemic Ebbs

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV   Governors from across the nation defended plans to reopen their states in televised appearances on April 26 as signs continue to emerge of a pandemic on the decline. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, introduced on April 25 a road map for the state’s reopening. While the numbers of new cases and deaths remain high, […]

3 States Announce Plans to Reopen Businesses, Roll Back Stay-at-Home Measures

3 States Announce Plans to Reopen Businesses, Roll Back Stay-at-Home Measures

BY JACK PHILLIPS The governors of Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee announced Monday they would allow for the reopening of some types of closed businesses. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said those businesses will be able to open by next week, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said some businesses can reopen by this Monday at 5 p.m., and Tennessee Gov. […]

Report: States Face $1 Trillion in Unfunded Liabilities

Report: States Face $1 Trillion in Unfunded Liabilities

BY MATTHEW VADUM States are facing more than $1 trillion in unfunded future liabilities related to health and life insurance benefits for their retired employees, a growing shortfall that amounts to about $3,100 for every person in the United States, according to a new report by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC, which has come […]

ChamberofCommerce.org Publishes Report Detailing Average Credit Card Debt by State

ChamberofCommerce.org Publishes Report Detailing Average Credit Card Debt by State

ChamberofCommerce.org has released a report breaking down the average credit card debt that Americans owe by state. Rather than harp on the often-cited national figure of $1 trillion, the report aims to help by focusing on particular states, specific dollar amounts, startling statistics on interest and minimum payments, and revealing correlations regarding the credit card […]

Study Reveals The Best And Worst States To Be A Police Officer

Study Reveals The Best And Worst States To Be A Police Officer

Virginia Kruta, Associated Editor  Study Reveals The Best And Worst States To Be A Police Officer      The study “compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 27 key indicators of police-friendliness,” looking at everything “from median income for law-enforcement officers to police deaths per 1,000 officers to state and local police-protection expenses […]

‘Truth in Accounting’ Awards 10 States “F” Grades

‘Truth in Accounting’ Awards 10 States “F” Grades

By Chriss Street A new financial review awarded “F” grades to 10 states that did not have balanced budgets and have taxpayer burdens of over $20,000 per year. The bi-partisan Truth in Accounting (TIA) review plows through the voluminous comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs) for each of the 50 states to determine their solvency and burden […]

Tyranny of the Majority Is the Hallmark of Democracies

Tyranny of the Majority Is the Hallmark of Democracies

By Larry Greenley .  Editor’s note: Imagine a United States popular-vote election result that favors ONLY large urban centers. Would semi-tropical Florida (29 electoral votes) with its hurricane-prone shores really know how best to govern for Colorado’s (9 electoral votes) tough, snow-capped Rocky Mountain terrain? Can California’s (55 electoral votes) moderate climates, countless farms, and […]

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