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    The Sneaky Way Three States Are Getting Around a New Food Stamp Reform

    Three states are trying to get around a new minor reform Congress made to the food stamp program. In the farm bill it passed earlier this month, Congress tightened a loophole dubbed “Heat and Eat” that has made it possible for states to artificially boost the amount of food stamp … More

    Sean Hannity for Congress? Talk Show Host Says He's Open to Political Run

    Popular conservative talk-show host Sean Hannity vowed to leave New York after Governor Andrew Cuomo’s comments deriding “extreme conservatives.” Now, the Fox News host and radio talker says a move to Texas or Florida could open the door to a run for political office. “The answer is yes, I’d think … More

    Cuomo Seeks to Quell Controversy, Says He “Respects” NY Pro-Lifers

    Facing an uproar, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has backtracked on his comments about “extreme conservatives” not having a place in the state. Cuomo sparked a backlash on Friday when the Democrat attacked as “extreme conservatives” Republican candidates “who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay.” He added, “[I]f that’s who they are … More

    Do Pro-Lifers Have a Place in New York? Cuomo's Comments Spark Backlash Days Before March for Life

    Hundreds of thousands of people will make their way to nation’s capital for the 41st annual March for Life this week. New Yorkers plan to use the occasion to criticize Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), whose controversial comments about pro-lifers have set off a firestorm. Last week, Cuomo attacked “extreme conservatives” … More

    Tort Reform Betrayed in New York

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s surprising push for tort reform came to an end Sunday night. The latest New York budget plan eliminates the proposed $250,000 “cap on non-economic damages for medical malpractice awards” that would have saved the state an estimated $384 million. Cuomo, a Democrat, abandoned the plan … More

    VIDEO: State Budget Battle Showdowns

    Wisconsin. Ohio. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. Budget-battle showdowns are coming soon to a statehouse near you. Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) has provoked the ire of labor union leaders in Wisconsin, but he’s not alone. Governors across America are confronting budget shortfalls — and looking to public employees to help … More

    Is New York State on Track to Become Fiscally Conservative? Will Congress Follow Suit?

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) promised during his campaign that he would balance the Empire State’s budget without increasing taxes or borrowing. Left untouched, the state’s $135 billion budget would otherwise result in $10 billion in deficit spending. This week, Cuomo appears to have taken the first step to … More

    Tackling Deficits: The Chicago Way, and the Other Way

    While it’s being reported that every state (except Florida) had snow on the ground this week, 46 states are digging out of another kind of mess — a combined deficit of at least $127 billion. Democratic and Republican state leaders alike are grappling with structural budget deficits, many of whom … More