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Medicaid: The Feds Have Failed To Stop the Waste and Mismanagement, Let The States Try

Medicaid is losing billions to waste, fraud, and abuse, and the program is crushing state budgets  The feds haven't been able to fix it.  Let the states try.  

January 14, 2020 — Leslie Paige 1579037316

New USDA SNAP Rules and Work Requirements Come at the Perfect Time for Job Seekers

The December 2019 jobs report, released on January 10, 2020 confirms what everyone already knows; the economy is strong and the jobs market is robust. 

The U.S. added 145,000 new jobs in December, the unemployment rate persisted at a fifty-year low of 3.5 percent, and average earnings rose slightly, with the year over year gain at 2.9 percent.

January 10, 2020 — Leslie Paige 1578673914

The End to the Chicago Teacher Strike Underscores Pension Crisis

While Windy City children can finally start heading back to school, the Chicago Teachers Union’s (CTU) 11-day strike resulted in no reform, to the detriment of students, taxpayers, and the fiscal health of the entire state of Illinois.

November 6, 2019 — Peter Klensch 1573073416

Treat: Have Some Candy and Legally Bet on Your Favorite Sports Team

States with legal sports betting are thriving and bringing home the candied bacon.

October 25, 2019 — Alexandra Abrams 1572020363

D.C. Soda Tax Could Give Taxpayers A Nasty Toothache

The D.C. City Council could approve one of the highest soda taxes in the nation.

October 11, 2019 — Peter Klensch 1570818988

A National Framework is Needed for Privacy Protection

Congress must promptly address consumer data privacy.

September 16, 2019 — Deborah Collier 1568642619

Time to Move Forward on a National Privacy Framework is Now

I was recently given a new watch by my husband.  He was excited about the watch because of all the great things it was going to do for me.  Even though I work on technology issues, the only real purpose of a watch in my mind is to tell time.  This is where I ran into trouble.

This watch is what is known as a connected device.  It will tell me when I have a text message or phone call coming in and will monitor my heart rate and count how many steps I take in a day.  What it won’t do until I connect it to my smart phone is tell me what time it is, and therein lies the problem.

July 24, 2019 — Deborah Collier 1563983070

States Provide Solutions to Federal Budget Woes

With looming trillion-dollar deficits, it’s time for the federal government to learn a thing or two about budget process reform and other cost-savings measures from state governments. 

July 12, 2019 — CAGW Staff 1562937710

Legal Sports Betting Scores Big With Taxpayers

The year 2019 has been a landmark year for sports betting, with one in four Americans living in a state where the practice is legal. Since the 2018 Supreme Court ruling overturning the federal prohibition, states are now permitted to pass sports betting legislation. After the decision, 17 states have fully embraced the ruling, while others have rejected or delayed legislation.

July 8, 2019 — CAGW Staff 1562604757

New York’s Green New Deal Faces Some Inconvenient Truths

On June 19, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo indicated he would be willing to sign the Climate and Community Protection Act into law.

July 8, 2019 — CAGW Staff 1562600331

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