Breaking: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Christian Baker

The Supreme Court issued its opinion today in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, holding that “The government, consistent with the Constitution’s guarantee of free exercise, cannot impose regulations that are hostile to the religious beliefs of affected citizens and cannot act in a manner that passes judgment upon or presupposes the illegitimacy of religious … More Breaking: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Christian Baker

Knowing Your Government: The Second Amendment Explained In Plain English

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.- Second Amendment U.S. Constitution This Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of Rights. In Federalist No. 46, Madison wrote how … More Knowing Your Government: The Second Amendment Explained In Plain English

United Steel Workers Worry: Federal Commitment in Infrastructure Plan is Insufficient

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today on the release of the Trump administration’s Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: “Our nation is long overdue in effectively addressing the significant infrastructure needs and lapses of our critical energy, water and transportation systems. The backlog of maintenance and lack of investment … More United Steel Workers Worry: Federal Commitment in Infrastructure Plan is Insufficient

Songwriters Guild of America Announces That Negotiated Changes In New Bill

 The Songwriters Guild of America, the largest and longest-established music creator organization in the United States, today announced it has negotiated changes to the pending Music Modernization Act (HR 4706) that will enable it to support passage of the legislation.  Among the agreed-upon amendments to the bill are: the doubling of songwriter and composer representation on the board of … More Songwriters Guild of America Announces That Negotiated Changes In New Bill

Knowing Your Government: Facts And Only Facts On Government Shutdown

Hi Folks I am going to try and keep you looped in on what is happening. On Friday January 19,2018: Senate Democrats and some Republicans in the upper chamber blocked a House bill that passed along largely party lines to keep the government open for another year. Essentially, the main battle concerns immigration, and specifically … More Knowing Your Government: Facts And Only Facts On Government Shutdown

Knowing Your Government: State and Local Government Trends to Watch in 2018

Staff at the Center for State and Local Government Excellence annually predict what they think will be the top issues facing state and local government in the year ahead. The following are the “trends to watch” in 2018: Chipping away at the retirement savings gap.  Local and state governments are making it easier for private … More Knowing Your Government: State and Local Government Trends to Watch in 2018

Knowing Your Government: A Message From George Washington on Debt and Taxes

In the Knowing Your Government essay this week, I call you attention back to our Founding Father George Washington. The final package of tax cuts estimated to add more than a trillion dollars to the national debt over 10 years — in addition to the $10 trillion already projected under current law — The Concord Coalition urges … More Knowing Your Government: A Message From George Washington on Debt and Taxes