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Stadium Project Funding Fails to Hit a Home Run

Instead of squandering more money for a new stadium in Oakland, the city and state should focus on protecting the taxpayers.

Frances Floresca August 18, 2021
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Governor Cuomo’s Bridge Light Show Plans Go Dark

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D-N.Y.) is known for his failed schemes to boost the state's economy.  

Frances Floresca August 4, 2021
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A National Data Privacy Framework Is Needed Rather than Individual State Laws

States should encourage Congress to pass a national data privacy framework instead of creating their own. 

Frances Floresca July 12, 2021
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Consumers Win When Their Welfare is Protected

The antitrust consumer welfare standard is under fire from changes at the FTC, legislation and lawsuits.

Deborah Collier July 9, 2021
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Easing Occupational Licensing Restrictions will help Americans Overcome Barriers to Employment

Removing occupational licensing barriers at the federal level provides more freedom to states to reduce requirements

Frances Floresca June 3, 2021
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A Wealth Tax Will Slow Down Economic Growth

A wealth tax will slow down economic growth and drive out the wealthiest people that pay the most in taxes.

Frances Floresca May 10, 2021
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The Sour Taste of Beverage Taxes

Taxes on sweetened beverages are ineffective and will place a heavier burden on those who can least afford them.

Frances Floresca April 16, 2021
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Wireless Taxes are Costly for Consumers

Wireless tax increases can burden families and can lead to pay for projects unrelated to telecommunications. 

Frances Floresca March 25, 2021
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States Should Make Telemedicine Measures Permanent

State legislatures should work to make telemedicine permanent for patients even after the coronavirus pandemic. 

Frances Floresca February 16, 2021
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The Raise the Wage Act will Kill Jobs, Provide Less Pay, and Hurt States

The Raise the Wage Act will kill jobs and hurt states if enacted. 

Frances Floresca January 27, 2021
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States Should Let Congress Take the Lead on Consumer Privacy Laws

While states should act in the interests of their residents when necessary, privacy is not one of those issues.

Frances Floresca January 19, 2021
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Occupational Licensing Executive Order Will Benefit Utah Workers

Utah's new governor and lieutnenant governor signed an executive order requiring state agencies to review occupational licenses to ensure they are necessary and not outdated by June 30, 2021.  

Frances Floresca January 12, 2021

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