26 Jun, 2024
2 mins read

Missoula County’s 5.4% Tax Increase Proposal Linked to State Tax System Concerns

On Thursday, Missoula County published its preliminary budget, which includes a proposed tax hike of 5.4%, or approximately $3.6 million in new income. The budget proposes a number of one-time expenses that won’t be covered by taxes, but it also includes a number of recurring expenses that would be covered by taxes, such as the […]

3 mins read

US Contemplates Following Canada’s Lead with Two-Beer Weekly Cap; Critics React

In a move that has ignited curiosity and controversy, George Koob, the Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), recently hinted that Americans might soon be advised to limit their alcohol consumption to no more than two beers per week.  This statement, delivered to the Daily Mail, has sparked debates about […]

2 mins read

Lawsuit Pursues Permanency of Michigan’s Income Tax Cut

A coalition of Republican lawmakers, business groups filed a lawsuit against the Michigan treasurer, Aiming permanent roll back of income tax to 4.05% from 4.25%. Lawsuit challenges Attorney General Dana Nessel’s opinion limiting cut to current year The complaint, filed on Thursday, demands declaratory relief from a judge versus State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks in order […]

2 mins read

State Income Soars: New Mexico Envisions $3.5 Billion Surplus from Oil Production High

New Mexico’s record-breaking oil output is expected to generate an unprecedented multibillion-dollar surplus for the state government throughout the 2018 fiscal year, state economists stated Wednesday. In accordance with forecasts from four state agencies, which include the Legislature’s budget and accountability office, annually state general fund income will rise to $13 billion for the fiscal […]

3 mins read

Early Medicare Negotiations: White House Unveils Initial List of 10 Prescription Drugs

In advance of a White House event, the Biden administration is anticipated to announce early next week the first 10 pharmaceuticals chosen for Medicare price talks. As the first-ever direct negotiations among Medicare and pharmaceutical makers over a set of drugs, the declaration will be a landmark milestone in the effort to reduce prescription prices. […]

2 mins read

Idaho Nursing Homes Evade Comprehensive Inspections for Extended Periods — How?

Idaho Health workers inspected Cascadia of Boise nursing facility and discovered: long call response, incorrect medication (lithium, morphine), no shower for 20 days, and guardians were not informed. In the almost four years afterward, the facility has not had a complete inspection. Health and Welfare surveyors returned in slightly shorter reports to follow up on […]

3 mins read

Congress’s UFO Probe Sheds Light on the Complexity of Disclosing Alien Existence

Recent waves of UFO speculation have ignited global fascination, prompting discussions about the potential existence of extraterrestrial life.  While NASA isn’t currently announcing the discovery of aliens, the recent UFO mania sheds light on the challenges the agency could face if and when such a momentous revelation occurs. Ex-intelligence officer David Grusch’s testimony before Congress […]

2 mins read

Empowering Clean Energy: US Unveils Tax Credits to Benefit Underserved Communities

Thursday, the US Treasury Department announced that eligible communities with low incomes may receive up to a 20% increase in tax credits for qualified solar and wind energy infrastructure. By offering tax credits, the Treasury Department, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, intends to attract new market participants into the renewable energy sector. The […]

2 mins read

Biden Administration Deploys Military Aid to Combat Devastating Hawaii Wildfires

President Joe Biden issued an announcement on Wednesday evening stating that he has ordered “all available Federal assets” to assist in the fight against the wildfires that have ravaged portions of the Hawaiian island of Maui. The president stated that the Coast Guard and Navy are assisting with response and rescue operations, whereas the Marines […]

3 mins read

US Imposes Additional Sanctions on Belarus, a Key Russian Ally

On August 9, the United States took a significant step by announcing new sanctions against Belarus, a move that reflects growing international concerns over the actions of the Belarusian government.  The Treasury Department revealed that it had designated eight individuals and five entities to a sanctions list on the grounds of their alleged financial support […]