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    Worried About Dirty National Parks During Funding Standoff? Then Clean Up After Yourself

    Sometimes we forget that if we look in the mirror, we will find common-sense solutions to problems — solutions that don’t rely on government. Case in point: As the funding debate continues in Washington D.C., folks are rightly concerned about public health hazards stemming from bathrooms in national parks…
    Donna Martinez, January 7, 2019
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    Partial Government Shutdown Leads To Lawsuit

    Lawsuits have become a predictable component of public and private disputes, no matter how large or small. Just watch “Judge Judy” and you’ll find an amazing number of people who failed to get Aunt Susie to sign a written payback agreement for that $250 loan she now claims was just…
    Donna Martinez, January 3, 2019
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    If This is Limited Government, We’re In Trouble

    Writing for a national audience at realclearpolicy.com, JLF Senior Fellow Garland Tucker calls out Congress for failing to rein in the size of government. He focuses on news that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had requested LESS money for her agency but ended up with an increase, thanks to…
    Donna Martinez, April 9, 2018
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    Shutdown Math

    Donna Martinez, January 24, 2018
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    What’s happening in Washington…..

    The discussions in Washington continue to be about a Continuing Resolution (CR) and when the House and Senate will agree and vote to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government operating, at least until mid-December. Recent events have caused the House to debate whether or not to attach…
    Sarah Curry, September 16, 2014
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    Will the Feds pass a Budget?

    Both the US Senate and House reconvened this week after their five-week recess they normally take during the month of August. The most pressing piece of legislation on their docket is a stopgap spending bill, or continuing resolution, to maintain funding for the federal government when the current fiscal year…
    Sarah Curry, September 10, 2014
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    Does money from Washington grow on trees?

    Dollars flowing to North Carolina from Washington are not free. They’ve been portrayed as such from a lot of opponents of GOP-sponsored bills blazing their way through the General Assembly during the opening weeks of the 2013 session. For example, on Wednesday, Sen. Josh Stein, D-Wake, while arguing against…
    Barry Smith, February 14, 2013
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    Another blow to housing vouchers

    The Moving to Opportunity is a federal  program that “combines tenant-based rental assistance with housing counseling to help very low-income families move from poverty-stricken urban areas to low-poverty neighborhoods.”  In an analysis of the program, researchers concluded, [R]emoving children from concentrated poverty boosts their parents’ sense of well-being,…
    Terry Stoops, January 25, 2013