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Massachusetts Tobacco Flavor Ban Simply Shifted Markets

Massachusetts became the first state to permanently ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products in an effort to stop youth vaping and improve health.  The law just shifted markets.

Elizabeth Wright January 15, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Taxpayer Alert - A Massive Stimulus Spending Spree Is Being Unleashed

President-elect Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 "relief" and "stimulus" proposal will unleash a massive spending spree that will waste tens of billions of dollars and fail to stimulate the economy.

Thomas Schatz January 15, 2021
The WasteWatcher

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signed an executive order requiring state agencies to review occupational licenses to ensure they are necessary and not outdated by June 30, 2021.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
The WasteWatcher

PBMs File Complaint Against Unwise HHS Rebate Rule

Introducing more private competition will do far more to lower drugs costs for both beneficiaries and taxpayers. 

Elizabeth Wright January 12, 2021
Press Release

Citizens Against Government Waste Names Gov. Andrew Cuomo 2020 Porker of the Year

Today, CAGW announced the results of its online poll for the 2020 Porker of the Year. 

Alexandra Abrams January 12, 2021
The WasteWatcher

A Bumpy Ride Ahead on Healthcare Policy

Boosted by their double win in Georgia for two Senate seats, the Democrats will control the legislative and executive branches of government. 

Elizabeth Wright January 8, 2021
Press Release

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases Issue Brief On Reducing the Cost of Government

The government must reduce wasteful spending and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of federal programs.

Alexandra Abrams January 4, 2021
Reports

Reducing the Cost of Government Through Effective Management Reforms

It is critical to reduce waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement and increase transparency and accountability. This latest report details how to achieve those objectives.

CAGW Staff December 28, 2020
The WasteWatcher

President Trump’s Occupational Licensing EO Will Create Jobs Across the Country

President Donald Trump signed an executive order, which would require state, territorial, or tribal governments to issue a license to those who are in good standing and hold a license for their area of discipline.  

Frances Floresca December 15, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Top 21 Issues for States in 2021

As states prepare for their legislative sessions, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) suggests states should focus on these 21 critical issues. 

Frances Floresca December 15, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Bad Policies Are Being Proposed by HHS Secretary Nominee Xavier Becerra

The first clue that Joe Biden, the presumptive 46th President of the United States, was choosing someone he did not know well as his nominee for secretary of HHS was when he mispronounced his name and incorrectly named the agency he would direct.

Elizabeth Wright December 11, 2020
Agency Comments

CAGW Files Comments Regarding Use of Distributed Transmission System Technologies

On December 11, 2020, CAGW filed comments with the FCC urging the agency to hold off voting on a proposal that would allow for increased signals for Next Generation TV that could disrupt the use of TV white space technology for rural broadband...

Cody Leach December 11, 2020

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