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The Hyde Amendment’s lasting legacy

Friday, Sept. 30 marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of the Hyde Amendment -- legislation which limits the federal government’s ability to fund abortion through Medicaid. While there may not be a march on Washington as pro-lifers do for the...

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Railroad reregulation is not what Congress intended

On the heels of the first presidential debate, Americans remain critically focused on how best to stimulate the U.S. economy. Both Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump continue to promote massive...

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The man behind the curtain in drug price increases

More so than most issues we deal with in Washington, health care is personal.  We all feel it when something changes in our health care system.  No one is immune, and for some, those changes mean life or death.

It is very...

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Important questions…waiting for answers!

The Great Recession may be over, but fiscal issues in many states are still dire. Public officials at every level of government are also struggling to meet budgets that have not expanded in years.

Even after seven years of recovery efforts...

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