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June 16, 2019

Proposed Texas High-Speed Rail Project Faces Legislative Opposition

Plans for a privately financed, high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas are being challenged by members of the Texas State Legislature, landowners along the proposed route, and some transportation researchers.

June 7, 2019

Plumbers Decry Deregulation, Abbott Promises Resolution

“A lot of these licensing programs exist for no other reason than to protect a professional cartel and keep out competition," said IPI president Tom Giovanetti.

May 30, 2019

Sunburn - The Morning Read of What's Hot in Florida Politics - 5.30.19

“From a political standpoint, it is foolish to push importation. If deaths occur, the politician who promoted it will take the blame,” said Merrill Matthews, a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation.

May 28, 2019

Report Says U.S. Now Among World Leaders In 5G Readiness

Bartlett D. Cleland, research fellow with the Institute for Policy Innovation, said the FCC “needs to establish a continuous supply of spectrum via auctions, on a schedule that will provide a regular flow of low, mid and high bands of spectrum. They must keep unlicensed bands open and available as well.”

May 23, 2019

New Book Presents Solutions for Financially Insolvent Entitlement Programs

The authors of On the Edge skillfully unravel the mess our political leaders have gotten the nation into over almost 100 years, providing straightforward explanations and direct, simple solutions to the nation’s entitlements crisis.

May 1, 2019

Texas AG Files New Brief in Planned Parenthood Lawsuit

"Planned Parenthood reportedly received about $1.5 billion in taxpayer dollars between 2013-15, most of it from the Medicaid program,” said Dr. Merrill Matthews. “While federal law prohibits that money from being used to provide abortion services, money is fungible. It can be used to pay many of the fixed expenses, freeing up other monies to provide abortion services. Attorney General Paxton's effort to defund Planned Parenthood simply recognizes that financial relationship,” Matthews said.

May 1, 2019

States Seek to Strike Obamacare Rule from Federal Regulations Code

Eight states are asking a court to strike an Obamacare rule they say violates their authority to protect the judgment and conscience rights of medical professionals.

April 30, 2019

What to Expect Re: Medicare for All

"Medicare for All, I think, is going to be one of the key issues for Democrats going forward into the 2020 presidential campaign, [and] I suspect it'll be part of the Democratic Party platform."

April 28, 2019

Should We Shutter the Department of Education?

In 2015, Giovanetti proposed that every new law or regulation should contain a sunset clause after five years and after 10 years for any and all new agencies. If that commonsense guideline were actually in place, the Education Department would have probably been on the chopping block 30 years ago.

April 20, 2019

Masterson Online: Our Votes In Danger?

The best justification I've read of late for having the electoral college comes from Dr. Merrill Matthews.

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