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Florida Insurance Scheme Defrauded Million$

By Chris Woodward It’s not every day that a person is sentenced for fraud involving medical clinics, but it’s more common than one might think. The SunSentinel reports 55-year-old attorney Jason Dalley wept in court Monday as a judge sentenced him to spend a year and nine months …

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Paul Ryan Fell Victim to the Senate Filibuster's Paralyzing Effect on Legislation

Twice in three years a Republican has willingly vacated the powerful position of speaker of the House. That’s extraordinary, and the blame can be laid squarely at the feet of the Senate filibuster — which President Trump has been right to blame. For years now …

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Raise Teachers' Salaries by Draining the Public School Administrators' Swamp

Public school teachers have taken to the streets in a number of states demanding higher salaries. Conservatives often respond by claiming that we already spend enough on public education—an average of $11,392 per student, according to a recent article in Governing magazine. But not all …

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Supreme Court Hears Landmark Internet Sales Tax Case

DALLAS – Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the landmark Internet sales tax case, South Dakota vs. Wayfair, which could allow states to force businesses in other states to collect internet sales taxes for them. The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI), along with several …

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Supreme Court Could Allow the Wayfair Waylay

Next week the Supreme Court will hear South Dakota v. Wayfair. Depending on how the Court rules, the decision could mark the end of the current legal precedent as determined in the 1992 case Quill v. North Dakota. The Quill decision affirmed previous rulings and …

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IPI Commends Trump Administration's Reentry into TPP Negotiations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 12, 2018 CONTACT: Erin Humiston, (972) 874-5139, or [email protected] DALLAS – The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) commends President Trump for directing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and economic adviser Larry Kudlow to negotiate U.S. re-entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership …

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Should Our Next Census Ask About Citizenship Status?

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, at the request of the Justice Department, has instructed the U.S. Census Bureau to include a question on the 2020 decennial census asking whether the respondent is a U.S. citizen. Such a request should be relatively uncontroversial, since census takers have …

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Giovanetti: Thank the Senate Filibuster for Paul Ryan's Retirement

DALLAS – House Speaker Paul Ryan is a victim of the Senate filibuster, not of the Trump presidency or the upcoming midterm elections, says Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) president Tom Giovanetti. “Ryan’s retirement announcement this morning is a demonstration of how Congressional gridlock, driven by …

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Facebook Has Put the Internet in Crisis

Some of the most popular parts of the internet are in crisis. Recent bombshell reports about Facebook’s data practices have sparked outrage among consumers, investors, lawmakers and regulators, triggering congressional hearings and Federal Trade Commissionand state attorneys general investigations. These Facebook headlines join many others about questionable conduct enabled by dominant internet …

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Even the Threat of a Trade War Could Tank the Economy

Only three months ago President Donald Trump was basking in the glow of a strong and rapidly improving economy.  Businesses across the country announced employee raises and bonuses, companies boasted that they were bringing billions of overseas dollars home and investing it in hiring and …

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