The United States House of Representatives this week passed bipartisan legislation that proposes to withhold for two years all federal development funding to states or local governments that take private property for economic development.
Economic cheerleaders on Wall Street and in the White House are taking heart. The US has had three straight months of faster job growth. The number of Americans each week filing new claims for unemployment benefits is down by more than 50,000 since early January. Corporate profits are healthy. The S&P 500 on Friday closed at a post-financial crisis high.
Only New Jersey today has a law on the books that requires professional certification for central sterile technicians, the workers who clean and sterilize medical devices between procedures, most often in units located in hospital basements.
The drug lobby’s trade association was a multimillion-dollar donor to nonprofit groups that were actively working to elect federal candidates during the 2010 election, an iWatch News analysis of documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service reveals.
A new study finds that nearly 400 House staffers have moved from Capitol Hill to K Street in recent years, suggesting that recent efforts to curb the revolving door between lawmaking and lobbying are having limited effect.
A super PAC supporting Mitt Romney has paid one of the Republican candidate’s veteran fundraisers a fee of $1.9 million for his work during a period when the super PAC raised about $24 million, according to new FEC filings.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – An advocacy group dedicated to fighting “the cycle of corruption” in politics is planning a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow at noon to urge the court to reconsider the “Citizens United” decision that paved the way for unlimited political spending by corporations and unions.
It seemed simple enough at the time. In 2009, John Harrison, a 63–year-old oil industry sales manager in Mission, Texas, had surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his right shoulder, a routine procedure that usually requires at most a single night’s stay in the hospital, followed by physical therapy. For Harrison, however, there was nothing routine about the ordeal that ensued.
Thanks to a small number of wealthy individuals, the outside spending groups known as “super PACs” that are working to put the four leading GOP candidates in the White House collectively raised more than the candidates themselves in January.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie placed third in a new national poll of registered voters who were asked who should be the Republican nominee for Vice President. Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio topped the list in the poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, followed by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Christie.