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Op-Ed: Comprehensive U.S. tax reform can benefit the 90 percent

With the 2014 midterm election narrative likely to center on income inequality, congressional legislators and candidates should look to meaningful comprehensive tax reform.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Louisiana lawmaker wants to defund library in favor of new jail

Come Saturday, members of a southern Louisiana community of 97,000 known as Lafourche Parish will vote on a controversial ballot proposal aiming to reallocate $800,000 a year from the local library budget to the funding of a new $25 million jail.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 1 comment

Egyptian lawmakers clash over writing constitution

Cairo - Egyptian lawmakers had a heated debate Saturday in a meeting discussing who should write the country's new constitution. The writing panel will be comprised of 100 people.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

New Poll shows 46% of Americans think most lawmakers are corrupt

Washington - A new Rasmussen report finds that a growing number of voters now see most members of Congress as being corrupt. The 46% figure is up seven points from June, and the highest finding to be recorded.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg

Lawmakers considering Google's push for driverless cars in Nevada

Las Vegas - Google is pushing Nevada legislators hard to legalize driverless vehicles. Nevada could be the first state in the Union to legalize operation of the self-driving Toyota Prius hybrids on public roads.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

Lawmakers react to testimony of Peace Corps victims of rape

Rape is a heinous crime. Volunteers from groups like the Peace Corps have been victims of the crime while working to better the world.Victims found the agency not supportive of them during the aftermath. That lack of care is being reviewed by lawmakers.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Florida lawmakers wants to put medical marijuana to a vote

Tallahassee - Florida's registered voters may get a chance to decide the future of medical marijuana in the sunshine state if one state representative has his way.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 3 comments

Democrats facing violent threats in wake of health care reform

Washington - Blame it on the heavy toll the recession has taken on Americans, along with the politely termed "inflammatory rhetoric" against the historic U.S. health care reform bill.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 10 comments

Lawmakers urge Obama to overturn military suicide condolence rule

United States lawmakers urged in a letter to President Barack Obama to overturn the military suicide condolence rules that now forbids the military to send letters to families of a soldier who committed suicide.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

US Legislators want new tax to pay for war in Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan is in its eighth year and has costed hundreds of billions of dollars but now Democratic lawmakers want a new surtax to pay for the war.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 22 comments
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