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Iowa’s beer regulations rank average for nation, higher compared to nearby states

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mary Stroka, The Center Square While Iowa ranks 21st in the country for total beer regulations, some of its neighbors have significantly fewer regulations, according to research from the Mercatus Center’s State RegData 2.0 database. With 10,061 regulations, Iowa’s......

Biden tax hikes for family plan would slow economic growth, new analysis finds

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Zachary Halaschak President Joe Biden’s newest tax plan would slightly slow growth and might not raise enough revenue to cover its costs, according to an analysis by the Tax Foundation. The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank that generally......

Iowa deadlines for first-time homebuyer savings and educational savings plans extended to May 30

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mary Stroka, The Center Square Owners of Iowa Educational Savings (529) Plans and First-Time Homebuyer Savings Accounts now have until May 30 to take action on their respective accounts for the 2020 tax year. These changes took effect through......

Caitlyn Jenner vows to do ‘absolute best’ to end ‘sanctuary’ policies in California

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jake Dima Reality television star and California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner vowed to do her “absolute best” to end “sanctuary” policies in the Golden State. “I would do my absolute best to do that. It’s not going to be......

State officials urge downstate Illinoisans to get vaccinated

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Bessler, The Center Square Gov. J.B. Pritzker is making a push for southern Illinoisans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and he’s offering incentives, including free shooting targets. Pritzker traveled to Sparta on Tuesday to announce a new mobile......

Vaccinations up and coronavirus cases steady, Brewers hope for more fans by June

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Benjamin Yount, The Center Square contributor One month into having fans back in the stands, and there haven’t been any large outbreaks of the coronavirus at the Brewers’ ballpark. “Not only has there not been a super-spreader event from......

Only about 10 percent of New York hospitals get top grade in safety report

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kim Jarrett, The Center Square contributor Only 16 of 149 New York hospitals received an “A” grade from Leapfrog Group’s in their 2021 spring Hospital Safety Grade Report. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 national performance......

Texas Central Railway signs contract for controversial Dallas-Houston high-speed rail line

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Robert Davis, The Center Square contributor The Texas Central Railroad (TCR) signed a $1.6 billion contract with Kiewit and its affiliate, Mass. Electric Company, on Monday to install the electrical system that will operate the controversial high-speed rail from......

Illinois restaurants can now apply for revitalization fund grants

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Bessler, The Center Square Illinois restaurants and bars reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic are getting more relief. Affected businesses can now apply for Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The $28.6 billion federal program......

Jamie Dimon says JPMorgan won’t get involved in state voting laws

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Zachary Halaschak JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said that while his company supports free and open elections, employees will not pressure the firm to interfere in the voting laws of individual states. “That’s fine. We have the same principles......

Legislative auditor: Louisiana may have paid $6.2M in unemployment benefits to prisoners

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here David Jacobs, The Center Square The Louisiana Workforce Commission may have paid $6.2 million in unemployment benefits to incarcerated people who were not eligible, according to the Louisiana legislative auditor. The LWC blamed the problem on inaccurate information obtained......

Illinois lawmakers evaluating permanent Standard Time, Daylight Saving Time, or no change

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Greg Bishop, The Center Square Competing resolutions at the Illinois statehouse could have residents ditching the twice-a-year hunt to change all the clocks. The debate is over which time is best or whether to keep it status quo. During......

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