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As Florida’s legislative session opens, insurance reform looms as a hot topic. Legislation and regulation have all but destroyed the market for property insurance in Florida, reducing availability while increasing the state’s financial risk. Poor public policy has driven major carriers from the market, leaving consumers a choice of either state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corporation or small insurance companies that most people do not recognize.
Press Release: House Republicans Introduce Endangerment Resolution
The battle over climate change legislation heats up, as members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee recently held a press conference on the “introduction of the Resolution of Disapproval on the EPA’s carbon dioxide endangerment finding.” The resolution, which is similar to the
Despite Obama's Announcement, "Cash for Caulkers" Will Not Create Jobs
With the national unemployment rate looming around 10 percent, President Obama visited Georgia to attempt to lure Congress into accepting his proposal to make American homes more energy efficient. According to the White House, Obama's plan, officially known as the Homestar program, is expected to create tens of thousands of jobs.
Americans more dependent on Uncle Sam than ever before
In an article published in yesterday's Washington Times, Patrice Hill writes:The so-called "Great Recession" has left Americans depending on the government dole like never before.For the first time since the Great Depression, Americans are receiving more money in government aid than they are paying in taxes. In her piece, Hill interviews Harm Bandolz, an economist at Unicredit Markets.
The 2010 legislative session is winding down in Virginia with a number of victories for limited government activists to celebrate, but there is still work to be done.The Virginia Firearms Freedom Act (HB69), which would redraw a clear line for gun owners, sellers, and manufacturers between federal and state authority, has passed the House of Delegates, but not the state Senate.
Obama's Education Plan Against Parental School Choice
Today, at an event sponsored by the America’s Promise Alliance, Obama announced that more federal money will be granted to the states in order to improve their failing schools:President Barack Obama is offering $900 million in grants to states and school districts to turn around low-performing schools.
Sen. Murkowski isn't the only one with a resolution to stop the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases under its endangerment finding. Like the 41 Senators now backing the Murkowski resolution, a similar bipartisan efforts is now underway in the House:
Two top House Democrats have introduced a measure aimed at blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating pollution-causing greenhouse gases.
What Will Copenhagen's Failure Mean for U.S. Energy Policy Going Forward?
For those of you who aren’t particularly familiar with what ensued at the recent December 18, 2009 Copenhagen climate change conference, it was unequivocally unsuccessful. The initial goal of the conference was to discuss and hopefully prescribe a pragmatic solution to the globally increasing levels of man-made greenhouse gas emissions; particularly for China and the United States as the number one and two emitters of fossil fuels worldwide.
EPA Wants More Money, Thinks Blood Comes From Stones
Apparently a mere $10 billion in FY11 isn't enough for EPA Adminstrator Lisa Jackson to finish her diabolical economy crushing plan. So she trekked up to the Hill this week looking for more taxdollars to pay for greenhouse gas regs.