Bill Limiting Unemployment Compensation Passes Tennessee House

The Tennessee House Passed Legislation Tuesday That Would Limit Unemployment Compensation From The State To 12 Weeks While Increasing The Weekly Pay For The First Time Since 2001.

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Hawley Sponsors ‘Pro-Family’ Proposal Giving Tax Credits To Families With Children

U.S. Rep. Josh Hawley Is Sponsoring A New Measure That Would Give Unprecedented Tax Cuts To Parents With Children, And Says His Bill Is On The Front Line Of The Nation’s “Culture War.”

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What Can Government Do To Help The Poor?

Government Has A Poor Track Record Of Directing Assistance To The Poor. Even Before COVID-19, The Federal Government Spent More Than $4 Trillion Per Year. Only A Small Fraction Of That, However, Was Allocated To Those In Poverty. There Is A Wide Range Of Federal, State And Local Programs That Actively Harm The Poor That Should Be Reformed. Rather Than Asking The Government To Create New Programs To Help The Poor, Something It Has A Rather Poor Track Record Of Achieving, Let’s First Ask It To Stop Doing Things We Know Actively Hurt The Poor. Yes, Government Can Do Something To Help The Poor. It Should Get Out Of The Way.

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11 States File Motion To Intervene In Immigrant Public Charge Rule

Eleven States Have Filed A Motion To Intervene In A Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Case Over Challenges To A 2018 Public Charge Rule Change That Required Immigrants Coming To The U.S. To Prove They Could Financially Support Themselves.

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Tennessee Lawmakers Prepare To Discuss What To Do With $741M Welfare Windfall

When state lawmakers return to Nashville next January, one topic for consideration will be what to do with Tennessee’s $741 million surplus funds from a welfare program for the working poor – a larger surplus than any other state in the nation.

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