Ten Reasons Why Poison Pill Riders Don’t Belong in the Budget

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By Michell McIntyre, Public Citizen Each year, Congress and the White House must pass a series of appropriations bills – spending bills – that fund our government for the year ahead. If they fail to do so before the current year’s funding expires, the government shuts down until funding is......
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New Study Brings ‘Trickle Down’ Illogic to Regulatory ‘Costs’ Estimates

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform These days, it seems a week doesn’t go by without some conservative advocacy group releasing a new study that purports to measure the total annual costs of federal regulation. In this case, it’s literally true. Last week, the reliably...
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Disappointing (Except, Perhaps, to VW): EPA Wants to Scale Back Monitoring for Car and Truck Pollution

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By Frank O’Donnell, Clean Air Watch This is terribly disappointing news. The US EPA has very quietly proposed scaling back efforts to monitor car and truck pollution near roadways.  The pollution at issue is nitrogen dioxide — the very sort of emissions at the center of the Volkswagen...
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