Daily Round Up: Friday, February 23, 2018 8 things you need to know for Friday February 23, 2018: American metals and minerals could play leading role in rebuilding infrastructure; Freight trailer with migrants found abandoned by border; Ways to analyze your local economy; Commentary the divide in the U.S.; Polls support Presidents immigration policy; Criminal intent or racial profiling; Debt and the middle class; and something to make you smile. Follow us on facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest news and information you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. THE HILL – Rebuild U.S. infrastructure with American… Read More
Daily Round Up: Thursday, February 22, 2018 8 things you need to know for Thursday, February 22, 2018: Call for tax exemption to fund infrastructure; School district trains teachers to use guns; Trumponomics explained; A look back at Presidential norms; CNN gives kids scripts for townhall; Fed’s Bullard on markets; Walmart puts tax windfall to work; and something to make you smile. Follow us on facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest news and information you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. THE HILL – State treasurers call for restoring tax exemption to help fund infrastructure: The National… Read More
Daily Round Up: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 8 things you need to know for February 21, 2018:U.S. health leaders consider action on drug prices, Report projects U.S. Economy to grow at 3% for next decade, White House moves to restrict access to sensitive information, American satisfaction with place in the world increases, President Trump considers 3 new gun regulations, states with lower taxes attract new talent, a brief history of Gerrymandering, and something to make you smile. Follow us on facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest news and information you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. THE HILL… Read More
The Economy Added 200,000 Jobs in January as Tax Cuts Begin to Lift Economy The economy added 200,000 jobs in January, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent for the 4th consecutive quarter according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released February 2, 2018 titled, “The Employment Situation—January 2018.” The report went further to indicate that employment in construction, food services and drinking places, health care, and manufacturing continued to trend upwards. “When we began our push for tax cuts, I promised that our bill would result in more jobs, higher wages, and tremendous relief for middle-class families, and that is exactly what we have delivered,”… Read More
Everything You Should Know About Super PACs First a Brief History Lesson (TBH it’s not too exciting so we’ll keep it short) Before they became “super”, Super PACs were just PACs. PACs, which stands for Political Action Committee, have been around for years, since 1944. Emily’s list, National Association of Realtors, and National Beer Wholesalers Association are a just a few examples of PACs. You’ve probably heard of them and didn’t even realize what they were! PACs were designed to support one specific candidate or political party and are heavily regulated by law. In 2010 everything changed, and Super PACS were made possible by two judicial decisions. The… Read More
The U.S. Department of Transportation indicated in a 2016 release of road and bridge data that 1,513 of the 13,137 bridges in Minnesota are considered structurally deficient or obsolete, while 52% of the state’s roadways are in poor or mediocre condition.
The U.S. House of Representatives Amends Federal Criminal Code with Passage of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 Bill Allows Qualified Individuals to Carry or Possess Concealed Handguns in All States that Allow Individuals to Carry Concealed Firearms This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The bill allows qualified individuals to carry or possess handguns in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms. To be qualified, an individual must meet three criteria. The criteria require that an individual must be eligible to possess, transport, or receive a firearm under federal law, carry a valid form of photo identification document,… Read More
Following up on his introduction of the State CHIP Flexibility Act last month, Minnesota’s 6th District Congressional Representative Tom Emmer (MN-06) and Pennsylvania’s Ryan Costello (PA-06) introduced the CHIP Stability Act.
U.S. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota has announced his resignation amid a growing sexual misconduct scandal that has brought universal condemnation form both houses of Congress.