Government

Reforming U.S. Sugar Program WITHOUT “Importing Unemployment”

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  By Chuck Muth, President, Citizen Outreach The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continues to divide Congress for a number of reasons, including the agreement’s relative silence on the problem of foreign currency manipulation.  And while sugar is not a major component of the agreement, many of the concerns related to …

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Do We Really Want to Put the “OPEC of Sugar” in the Driver’s Seat?

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    (Chuck Muth) – At a recent Republican presidential debate, moderator Neil Cavuto asked an interesting question about, admittedly, not exactly a hot-button issue in the campaign… “Governor Kasich, while everyone has been focusing on Iran’s provocations, I’m wondering what you make of what Saudi Arabia has been doing …

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Lawsuit challenges practice of state gifts to private companies

(Thomas Mitchell, 4TH ST8) – Earlier this month, Nevada Supreme Court heard arguments on procedural matters in a case that seeks to have declared unconstitutional the state’s practice of handing out gifts to businesses that agree to operate in Nevada and create jobs. The plaintiff in the case is Michael Little, …

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Leeches, Ticks and Bloodsucking Lawyers are a Menace to “Little Guy” Startups

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  (Chuck Muth) – Whenever big issues come up before Congress, it seems the little guy is often forgotten or overlooked. So as we continue to debate patent reform, let’s take a minute to remember exactly who many of these folks are.  The following profile comes from a recent story by …

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2nd Amendment plate design selected

  (Elko Daily Free Press) – The Nevada Firearms Coalition announced Thursday that Nevadans will soon be able to display their support for the 2nd Amendment with a specialty license plate. The group stated that the design “honors the Minutemen and militias that fought to defend our freedoms, including the right …

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