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Ethics Commission asks legislature to decide on campaign finance regarding cryptocurrency

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Ethics Commission is asking the state Legislature to decide what to do about campaign donations made in bitcoin and other digital currencies. The commission’s administrator on Friday asked the chairmen of Senate and Assembly elections committees to address the issue and “provide clarity to candidates and committees More...

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By Associated Press On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
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Sprint, T-Mobile agree to combine in $26.5 billion deal

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile and Sprint reached a $26.5 billion merger agreement Sunday that would reduce the U.S. wireless industry to three major players — that is, if the Trump administration’s antitrust regulators More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, April 21st, 2018
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McCALEB OP-ED: Collapse of Harvey’s finances signals what’s to come across Illinois

(Illinois News Network) — The unfolding fiscal crisis in south suburban Harvey should send shivers down the spines of public employees and retirees across Illinois. It also should give pause to taxpayers, More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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GUEST COLUMN: Why your tax break isn’t bigger

It’s everyone’s least favorite time of year again – tax season – which means millions of middle class Americans have spent the last few weeks stressed over their family’s financial health. As they More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Rauner signs SB1451, paving the way for 5G wireless technology, jobs and economic growth

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1451 Thursday to standardize and streamline regulation of small wireless cell facilities, paving the way for 5G wireless and other technology More...

By United Press International On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Trump orders examination of USPS operations, finances

WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Donald Trump has formed a new task force to examine the operations model of the U.S. Postal Service, in view of mounting financial losses. Trump signed an executive order Thursday More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Raymond board agrees to two-year contract deal with employees in April 2 meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Raymond Village Board and village employees agreed to a new contract among other items of business during the board’s meeting on Monday, Apr. 2. The board entered into More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Former Ohio congressman Boehner evolves from anti-marijuana stance, joins Acreage advisory board

NEW YORK (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release published Wednesday by multi-state cannabis company Acreage Holdings, it was announced that a former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Rauner calls on General Assembly to pass balanced budget without new taxes

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) – Governor Bruce Rauner framed his legislative agenda Monday for the upcoming session of the Illinois General Assembly around two key imperatives: a truly balanced, full-year FY19 More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, April 6th, 2018
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Martin resigns as Witt alderman citing county treasurer appointment in recent council meeting

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — Discussion which carried over from the March 20 special meeting regarding outside labor, water department updates and the employee handbook were among items of business during More...