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FreedomWorks Hears Case for School Choice
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FreedomWorks Hears Case for School Choice

Danbury, North Carolina. On July 27th, Lindalyn Kakdelis spoke to 15 Stokes County FreedomWorks Activist about the advantages of school choice. Lindalyn is the Director of NC Education Alliance, which is part of the John Locke Foundation. The county's weekly newspaper, Stokes News, covered the event. Lindalyn Kakdelis Stokes County Chapter leader Jack Gibson

07/31/2006
Oregon Republicans Back Spending Limit Plans
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Oregon Republicans Back Spending Limit Plans

BY Brad Cain

Gathering for their state convention, Oregon Republicans came out this weekend in favor of a tough new spending limit on government — a proposition that's likely to be put before Oregon voters this fall. Support was nearly unanimous for limiting state spending to the percentage change in inflation plus the percentage change in population growth. State budget experts say it would reduce state spending by $1.4 billion in the next two-year budget.

07/31/2006
'Fair Share' Bills Aimed at Wal-Mart Move through State Legislatures
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'Fair Share' Bills Aimed at Wal-Mart Move through State Legislatures

BY Michael Coulter

A study released in June by the Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI) sheds light on the effect of so-called "Wal-Mart bills," which several states are considering to reduce the number of uninsured residents.

07/31/2006
Europeans Follow American Lead on Welfare Reform
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Europeans Follow American Lead on Welfare Reform

The Economist has an article illustrating how policy success breeds envy and eventually trumps ideology.  Seeing how welfare reform in the U.S. has cut welfare rolls in half while poverty has fallen, European nations have started to implement reforms modeled on the U.S.  According to the Economist

07/30/2006
Senate Tax Reform Hearing This Week
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Senate Tax Reform Hearing This Week

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On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on fundamental tax reform. Key testimony will come from former Sens. Connie Mack, R-Fla., and John Breaux, D-La., who co-chaired the 2005 presidential tax reform panel.

07/30/2006
House Conservatives Circulate Letter on Minimum Wage
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House Conservatives Circulate Letter on Minimum Wage

Despite the clear economic case against a higher federal minimum wage, "moderates" in Congress are continuing the push the issue.  Fortunately, House conservatives are not going along with this misguided effort, and members of the Republican Study Committee circulated this letter on Capitol Hill yesterday.  Click here to view the letter (.pdf)

07/28/2006
Public Schools Respond to Choice in Columbus
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Public Schools Respond to Choice in Columbus

This Week has an article which provides a real world example of what school choice might mean for American families; an education which meets their child’s needs.

07/27/2006
Chicago Votes for 'Living Wage' of $10/hour
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Chicago Votes for 'Living Wage' of $10/hour

In a 35-14 vote, the Chicago City Council recently approved a measure that would force all "big box" retailers to pay a minimum wage of $10/hour by 2010. Stores with over $1 billion in annual sales and 90,000 square feet of store space would be required to comply with the ordinance if Mayor Richard Daley signs it into law. If approved, Chicago would join San Francisco, Sante Fe, and several other cities that have "living wage" laws in place.

07/27/2006
House Conservatives Take Stand Against Min Wage
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House Conservatives Take Stand Against Min Wage

With Democrats and moderate Republicans continuing their push for an increase in the minimum wage, conservatives in the House have taken a stand against it. Yesterday, members of the Republican Study Committee circulated a letter on the Hill that outlines the negative effects of the minimum wage on employers and workers. It also calls on House leadership to refrain from bringing legislation to the floor that would allow for an increase. Read the letter here. 

07/27/2006
President Backs Dynamic Scoring
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President Backs Dynamic Scoring

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President Bush's 2007 budget calls for creating an office of dynamic scoring in the Dept. of Treasury. FreedomWorks strongly supports this effort to create more realistic modeling for changes in tax policy. Bravo! Treasury writes:

07/27/2006

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