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Lemons in America Are About to Get Cheaper

Posted: January 12, 2017 at 8:36 am   /   Friends

Thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans will be making a whole lot more lemonade this year, and saving money while they’re at it. On Dec 23, the Department of Agriculture eliminated a 15-year-old ban on lemon imports from northwest Argentina, the world’s top producer of lemons. Domestic producers had long argued that Argentine […]

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Video: Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s State of the State Address

Posted: January 11, 2017 at 11:30 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

The Arizona governor announced a number of new policy proposals in this speech.

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Governor Ducey Outlines Key Policy Priorities

Posted: January 11, 2017 at 6:03 am   /   Arizona, Politics, Top Stories

PHOENIX — Today, Governor Doug Ducey delivered his 2017 State of the State address. The theme of the speech is “Boundless Opportunity,” and it contains a new and exciting policy agenda focused on expanding opportunities for our state’s most vulnerable. At roughly 5,150 words, the address is significantly longer than it was in 2015, which ran 2,893 […]

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7 Ways This Senator Says Government Wastes Your Tax Dollars

Posted: January 10, 2017 at 3:59 pm   /   Friends

As Congress enters debate on a new budget, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is making sure wasteful spending remains at the forefront with a report citing examples ranging from a study of how college students party to research on whether dinosaurs could sing. Flake told The Daily Signal that he released the report, “Wastebook: PORKémon Go,” […]

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Governor Ducey Announces RedTape.AZ.Gov

Posted: January 10, 2017 at 11:30 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today announced a new program aimed at freeing Arizona’s businesses from the burden of harmful and outdated regulations standing in the way of economic growth and job creation. The website—RedTape.AZ.Gov—is a new online service that empowers Arizonans to make recommendations about how to update our state’s regulatory system. The innovative […]

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Popular New York Restaurant Shuts Its Doors, Blames ‘Suffocating’ Gov’t Regulations

Posted: January 10, 2017 at 8:46 am   /   Friends

A popular New York City restaurant is closing its doors after 25 years because of what the owners call a stifling regulatory environment that treats the restaurant as a “cash machine.” China Fun, a Chinese restaurant in Manhattan, announced its Jan. 3 closure because of increases in minimum wage and a city atmosphere that treats […]

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Why This Senator Wants to Extend the Ban on Earmarks

Posted: January 9, 2017 at 3:07 pm   /   Friends

The Senate’s temporary moratorium on earmarks in the federal budget is about to expire, but one senator says he wants to make sure earmarks don’t make a comeback. “You can’t drain the swamp by feeding pork to the alligators.”—@JeffFlake Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he will propose Tuesday to extend the moratorium on earmark spending […]

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Kentucky’s Right-to-Work Earthquake Reverberates Across State Lines

Posted: January 9, 2017 at 3:05 pm   /   Friends

Kentucky’s Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, has now officially signed right-to-work legislation–along with other jobs legislation–into law. Yet the impact of Kentucky’s right-to-work legislation could move beyond the state’s borders. Right-to-work laws prohibit employers from entering into agreements that make union membership and the payment of union dues a condition of employment. Additionally, Bevin is […]

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How Trump’s Presidency Could Retool the Auto Industry

Posted: January 6, 2017 at 1:59 pm   /   Friends

President-elect Donald Trump’s public campaign to push U.S. companies to make their products in America is already having an impact, especially on one of his favorite targets: the auto industry. On Tuesday, Ford Motor Co., the nation’s second-largest automaker, said it will cancel a plan to build a small-car assembly plant in Mexico that Trump […]

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