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Winners and Losers – April 2

Rowena Itchon – Senior Vice President Winner: Me! I finally got a vaccine appointment. Loser: U.S. jobs President Biden’s plan to hike the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% stunts economic growth.  To prevent U.S. companies from exporting jobs, the administration thinks that it can get other countries to ...
Agriculture

What Secretary Yellen and Chairman Powell’s Congressional Testimony Mean

There’s a great parable relayed in the movie Charlie Wilson’s War between Rep. Charles Wilson and CIA agent Gust Avrakotos, played by Tom Hanks and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.  It’s about a Zen master and a boy. The Zen master repeats the phrase, “we’ll see,” while others in the fable quickly ...
Business & Economics

NTD News Interviews Wayne Winegarden on PRO Act Gig Economy Bill

Pacific Research Institute’s Wayne Winegarden, Ph.D., joins NTD News to discuss the congressional and anti-gig economy PRO Act and his new study on the many benefits for gig workers. Wayne’s segments begins at the 3:24-minute mark. 
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Congress Weighs In on NCAA Name, Image, Likeness Compensation

The battle over the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, and student athlete compensation has been brewing since California passed the Fair Pay to Play Act in 2019. Michigan became the sixth state to pass a similar bill. Meanwhile, the NCAA is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue ...
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Could Earmarks End Congress’ Partisan Gridlock?

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has told House Democrats that earmarks are coming back in 2021. According to Punchbowl News, which originally broke the scoop on earmarks, Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Sen. Patrick Leahy – Congress’ lead appropriators – are preparing to bring back “member-directed spending” for next fiscal year’s ...
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What’s in Senator Klobuchar’s Antitrust Bill?

One of the big policy stories coming out of Congress is Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar’s introduction of the Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act, a broad measure aimed at strengthening antitrust regulation in the United States. What’s noticeably absent, but obviously implied in Sen. Klobuchar’s bill, is the target. ...
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Poor Communications Are Hurting the Governor on Covid

Last week, California should have celebrated an important step to help small business owners and Californians reclaim some sense in of normal. Instead, Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement to lift stay-at-home restrictions across the state was met with surprise, confusion, and more questions. Late Sunday night on Jan. 24, 2021, Sacramento ...
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How 2020 Was Good and Bad for California Governor Gavin Newsom

In the wild year that was 2020, many political stars rose and fell. None may have gone on quite the roller coaster ride than California Governor Newsom. Since each month of last year felt like a lifetime, I thought I’d review some of the good and bad moments from Newsom’s ...
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The NCAA Goes to Washington

In mid-December, the U.S. Supreme Court signaled their intent to wade into the student athlete compensation debate. The Supreme Court combined two cases, National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston and American Athletic Conference v. Alston, and plans to hear oral arguments this spring. The NCAA, Congress and state legislatures have ...
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Biden’s Trade Policy with China

Several possibilities have been offered for how the Biden administration will shift U.S. trade policy including scrapping the Trump trade negotiations with China through executive order and working with Asian allies to pressure China. Much of the Trump administration’s focus on China was conducted through two trade provisions: Section 301 ...
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Winners and Losers – April 2

Rowena Itchon – Senior Vice President Winner: Me! I finally got a vaccine appointment. Loser: U.S. jobs President Biden’s plan to hike the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% stunts economic growth.  To prevent U.S. companies from exporting jobs, the administration thinks that it can get other countries to ...
Agriculture

What Secretary Yellen and Chairman Powell’s Congressional Testimony Mean

There’s a great parable relayed in the movie Charlie Wilson’s War between Rep. Charles Wilson and CIA agent Gust Avrakotos, played by Tom Hanks and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.  It’s about a Zen master and a boy. The Zen master repeats the phrase, “we’ll see,” while others in the fable quickly ...
Business & Economics

NTD News Interviews Wayne Winegarden on PRO Act Gig Economy Bill

Pacific Research Institute’s Wayne Winegarden, Ph.D., joins NTD News to discuss the congressional and anti-gig economy PRO Act and his new study on the many benefits for gig workers. Wayne’s segments begins at the 3:24-minute mark. 
Blog

Congress Weighs In on NCAA Name, Image, Likeness Compensation

The battle over the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, and student athlete compensation has been brewing since California passed the Fair Pay to Play Act in 2019. Michigan became the sixth state to pass a similar bill. Meanwhile, the NCAA is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue ...
Blog

Could Earmarks End Congress’ Partisan Gridlock?

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has told House Democrats that earmarks are coming back in 2021. According to Punchbowl News, which originally broke the scoop on earmarks, Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Sen. Patrick Leahy – Congress’ lead appropriators – are preparing to bring back “member-directed spending” for next fiscal year’s ...
Blog

What’s in Senator Klobuchar’s Antitrust Bill?

One of the big policy stories coming out of Congress is Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar’s introduction of the Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act, a broad measure aimed at strengthening antitrust regulation in the United States. What’s noticeably absent, but obviously implied in Sen. Klobuchar’s bill, is the target. ...
Blog

Poor Communications Are Hurting the Governor on Covid

Last week, California should have celebrated an important step to help small business owners and Californians reclaim some sense in of normal. Instead, Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement to lift stay-at-home restrictions across the state was met with surprise, confusion, and more questions. Late Sunday night on Jan. 24, 2021, Sacramento ...
Blog

How 2020 Was Good and Bad for California Governor Gavin Newsom

In the wild year that was 2020, many political stars rose and fell. None may have gone on quite the roller coaster ride than California Governor Newsom. Since each month of last year felt like a lifetime, I thought I’d review some of the good and bad moments from Newsom’s ...
Blog

The NCAA Goes to Washington

In mid-December, the U.S. Supreme Court signaled their intent to wade into the student athlete compensation debate. The Supreme Court combined two cases, National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston and American Athletic Conference v. Alston, and plans to hear oral arguments this spring. The NCAA, Congress and state legislatures have ...
Blog

Biden’s Trade Policy with China

Several possibilities have been offered for how the Biden administration will shift U.S. trade policy including scrapping the Trump trade negotiations with China through executive order and working with Asian allies to pressure China. Much of the Trump administration’s focus on China was conducted through two trade provisions: Section 301 ...
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