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Judges order government spending without representation in Illinois

JANUARY 24, 2020 | THE HEARTLAND INSTITUTE | by Edward Tiesenga, Carl Miller, Sophia Pethokoukis

Despite Illinois’ Constitution vesting the entire appropriations power in the General Assembly, an undercurrent of judge-ordered spending has been flowing beneath the surface of the state’s budget.

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Amid voter backlash, lawmakers will repeal tax reform package

JANUARY 24, 2020 | DESERET NEWS (UTAH) | by Lisa Roche

 The controversial tax reform package that sparked a referendum to let voters decide whether to raise sales taxes on food, gas and some services while reducing income taxes will be repealed instead by the Utah Legislature, state leaders announced Thursday.

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