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Prosperity Watch Issue 39, No. 4: Kansas Tax Cut Experiment Greatly Reduces State Revenue, Serves as Cautionary Tale for North Carolina

Authors: Cedric JohnsonResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: State EconomyState Tax PolicyAs the national economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, most states are seeing growth in tax revenue and using the increased revenue to begin restoring funding to public investments.

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Prosperity Watch Issue 39, No. 4: Kansas Tax Cut Experiment Greatly Reduces State Revenue, Serves as Cautionary Tale for North Carolina

Authors: Cedric JohnsonResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: State EconomyState Tax PolicyAs the national economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, most states are seeing growth in tax revenue and using the increased revenue to begin restoring funding to public investments.

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This is a what a second grade classroom looks like without a dedicated teacher assistant

Do you remember Barbara Dell Carter? She’s the second grade classroom teacher at John Cotten Tayloe Elementary School in “little” Washington, who I visited late last summer while she dutifully prepared her classroom for the first day of school. As she straightened up her books (many of which she procured through her own means), Carter told me of ...

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Appeals court rules TABOR lawsuit can proceed to trial

A federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of TABOR, the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, moved another step forward yesterday.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 6-4 decision, rejected an appeal by Attorney General John Suthers, potentially clearing the way for the case to proceed to trial. The attorney general still has the option of appealing directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Not Just Another Conference

I attended my first Netroots Nation in Detroit last week and it exceeded all of my expectations.
I learned about what it means to be a progressive from some of the best and brightest advocates in the country. But don’t worry, this blog won’t just be me gushing about all the great people I met and new friends I made – it’s even bigger than that.
It’s easy to get caught up in our own day-to-day lives, in the bubble that is state politics and niche issue areas. We are the stars of our own movies after all.

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Former state Rep. LaRoque gets new trial date

Former state Rep. Stephen LaRoque will wait until February for a jury trial on charges of stealing $300,000 from two federally-funded economic development groups he ran. LaRoque, a Kinston Republican, was scheduled for an October trial in a federal criminal courtroom in Greenville. The trial was pushed back to Feb. 2 because of delays in ...

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Federal Court Decisions Could Impact Mainers’ Healthcare in Future

For the moment, people who have affordable coverage as a result of tax subsidies—including an estimated 39,000 Mainers—have nothing to fear. But two federal appellate court decisions have set the stage for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to the subsidies.

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Appeals courts split on health law subsidies

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Appeals courts split on health law subsidies

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Allentown Morning Call

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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2 courts, 2 vastly different opinions about Affordable Care Act

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2 courts, 2 vastly different opinions about Affordable Care Act

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Federal appeals courts disagree on Obamacare subsidies

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Federal appeals courts disagree on Obamacare subsidies

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TribLive

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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