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California Saw 15th Largest Home Price Increases In 2021

California Saw 15th Largest Home Price Increases In 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to the economy, and one of the most profound impacts has been on the residential real estate market in the U.S. For more than a year and a half, an unusual combination of factors has left would-be homebuyers navigating a highly competitive market with prices growing at an […]

California Is 20th Least Dependent On Federal Aid

California Is 20th Least Dependent On Federal Aid

For many Americans, the federal government’s packages to stimulate the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic are notable for the direct relief they have offered to individual households, like stimulus checks and expanded unemployment benefits. But these bills have also brought unprecedented levels of federal investment into state and local governments. One of the major features […]

States Introduced Over 500 Pro-Life Bills In 2021 In ‘Pro-Life Surge’

States Introduced Over 500 Pro-Life Bills In 2021 In ‘Pro-Life Surge’

Mary Margaret Olohan |Social Issues Reporter . States have introduced more than 500 pro-life pieces of legislation in the first few months of President Joe Biden’s administration, in what the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute is calling the “most devastating” legislative session in decades. The Guttmacher Institute announced Friday that lawmakers have introduced 536 pro-life pieces of legislation since […]

States Aren’t Prepared To Distribute Coronavirus Vaccine, Investigation Finds

States Aren’t Prepared To Distribute Coronavirus Vaccine, Investigation Finds

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR Most states aren’t adequately prepared to distribute the leading coronavirus vaccine, especially to rural areas, once it is approved for public use, according to a ProPublica analysis of state plans. Pfizer announced Monday that the coronavirus vaccine it is developing was more than 90% effective and did not produce safety concerns during its large-scale trial. […]

Time is Running Out to Respond to the 2020 Census

Time is Running Out to Respond to the 2020 Census

Spread the Word: The Time to Act is Now Beginning on Constitution Day, September 17, through Sunday, September 20, join Census Bureau partners nationwide in reminding your network that time is running out to respond to the 2020 Census. Share this 2020 Census graphic with your social media followers using the hashtag #2020Census, and post […]

Americans Continue to Flee States With Higher Taxes

Americans Continue to Flee States With Higher Taxes

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—States with the highest tax burdens, such as New York, Illinois, and California, continue to lose residents this year as tax rates have a significant effect on the growth and prosperity of the states, economists say. “The evidence is clear that competitive tax rates, thoughtful regulations, and responsible spending lead to more opportunities for […]

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, […]

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