A political action committee that advocates on behalf of the Export-Import Bank told federal officials this week that it has no cash on hand and has not received any donations.
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Two Heritage Foundation scholars took Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to task on income inequality Tuesday.
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House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling said Tuesday that he is confident the Export-Import Bank will expire when its charter runs out on June 30.
There is "virtually no evidence" that the use of eminent domain for private redevelopment increases state or local tax revenue, and "some limited evidence" that the practice may even depress future tax revenues, according to a study by the Mercatus Center.
North Carolina's film tax credit will expire at the end of the year, prompting some Tar Heels to reconsider whether incentives to attract businesses to the state are ultimately beneficial.
A Cincinnati city council member is firing back at a restaurant owner who is demanding the city forgive part of a sizeable loan made to attract the business to the city.
Tom Ervin, the self-described "independent Republican" running for governor of South Carolina, released a report Friday accusing incumbent Gov. Nikki Haley of "using a 'pay-to-play' strategy to pump contributions into her re-election campaign."
The Export-Import Bank reported turning its fiscal 2014 profits over to the U.S. Treasury on Thursday, but opponents counter that those profits are illusory.