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What’s Next For ObamaCare

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Tuesday that he and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) have reached a bipartisan deal that would extend payments to insurers under ObamaCare that President Trump said he was ending last week. The deal would extend the payments to insurers...

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Changing The Rules: Texas Environment

Earlier this week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the agency will seek to repeal the Clean Power Plan — President Barack Obama’s signature effort to combat climate change. The announcement is the latest of the Trump...

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The Chamber’s Fight For NAFTA

It’s time to “ring the alarm bells” on NAFTA, the head of the U.S. Chamber warned. The business community will fight to make sure it’s modernized because abandoning the North American Free Trade Agreement is an “existential threat” to the continent’s national and...

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Why A Sunset Clause Would Kill Jobs

As negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) enter their fourth round, we’ve come to a crossroads. While the American business and agriculture community broadly supports measures to modernize the pact, the Trump administration is pushing a...

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Courthouse Space To Be Utilized

At a time when most cities and communities are removing statutes from public places, Kerr County appears to be in the embryonic stage of commissioning one. Meeting on Tuesday instead of Monday, due to the Columbus Day holiday, commissioners discussed convening a...

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Kerr County Commissioners: Meeting Updates

In addition to handling other matters at their meeting on Tuesday, Kerr County commissioners also took action on the East Kerr Wastewater Project, Meals on Wheels and waste collection. Wastewater project To move forward on the East Kerr County/Center Point Wastewater...

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Trump Vs. Outsourcing

President Trump floated a new "economic development" bill to penalize companies that offshore business Tuesday, feinting at a new legislative push even as his tax reform effort has only advanced to the beginning stages. The president talked up a "fantastic" bill, one...

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ObamaCare Penalties: Who’s Paying?

The majority of households paying the Obamacare penalty in 2015 were low- and middle-income households, according to the most recent data from the Internal Revenue Service. The Affordable Care Act individual mandate requires that Americans pay the individual shared...

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Where are Trump’s Appointees?

Nine months into the Trump administration, an unusually high number of senior positions remain vacant. As of September 28, only 170 of President Trump’s nominees for key federal appointments had been approved, compared with 342 at this point in the Obama...

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