Outside Donations Outlawed In Tennessee Elections

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Recently Signed Into Law A Bill That Ends Allowing Donations To Be Accepted For Use In Elections.

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Everything’s Coming Up COVID For Much Public Spending, Even As Virus Fades

For Some Special Interests, A Fading Coronavirus Pandemic Poses A Problem, But Not Always An Insurmountable One. The Changes Made Due To The Pandemic Have Long Been On The Policy Wish Lists Of Advocates, They Evoke Words Widely Attributed To Winston Churchill: “Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste.” Or As A Headline This Week Might Sum Up A New Urgency: “The U.S. Is Edging Toward Normal, Alarming Some Officials.”

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Stimulus Bills Fulfill Political Wish Lists

When Biden Told The Senate He Intended To Move Forward On His Pandemic Relief Bill With No Input From Republicans, The Senate Approved His Inflated Budget Bill Without One GOP Vote. Democrats Blocked Republican Amendments To Stop A Federal Tax On Carbon, To Cut Aide To Schools Refusing To Reopen, To Cut Off Stimulus To Prison Inmates, Outlaw Court Packing, Reopen The Keystone Pipeline, And To Block Checks For Illegal Immigrants. And The GOP Was Unable To Cut Back The Outrageous Amount Of Money Gifted To Leftist Special Interests That Was Taken Directly From Private Businesses.

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Cutting Health Care Budgets Will Make Recession Worse For Working Women – And Everyone Else Too

One Of The Biggest Challenges We Have In Politics & Public Policy Is That People Work On A Narrow Range Of Issues Or Even Just One Issue. Reporters Have Beats, Lawmakers Have Committee Assignments. Subject Matter Experts Usually Work In Just One Discipline. Interest Groups Have, Well, Their, Interests. When The Champions Of A Single Issue Pursue Their Own Interests To The Exclusion Of Everything Else, Specialization Becomes The Enemy Of Good Policy.

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