1. Nancy Reagan Memorial Park: Congressman Jody Hice (R-Ga.) introduced H.R. 5457, legislation to designate Gravelly Point Park as Nancy Reagan Memorial Park. Located near the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Gravelly Point Park is a popular destination for enjoying the backdrop of Washington D.C. while watching planes land on the runway. The renaming of the park next to the airport named after her husband would be an appropriate tribute to Mrs. Reagan.
2. Soda Tax: The Hillary Clinton-endorsed soda tax was imposed by the Philadelphia City Council today on a 13- 4 vote. Philadelphians will now face a soda tax of 1.5 cents per ounce. The tax will increase the price of a 12-pack of soda pop by $2.16, directly affecting low and middle-income families. Clinton said she was “very supportive” of the tax.
“No one looks at Philadelphia as a bellwether,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, which came out strongly against the Philly soda tax earlier this month. “It’s a declining city. It’s a labor union-controlled city where the unions raise taxes on anyone they goddamn want to.”
3. Manhattan Institute Clean Power Plan Study: A new study release by the Manhattan Institute last week criticized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on their Clean Power Plan act. Last August, the EPA released the final version of the proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP), which would attempt to reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions. As usual, the unelected bureaucrats at the EPA failed to present an accurate cost-benefit analysis.
4. Net Neutrality Ruling: The DC Circuit Court’s 2-1 decision in favor of the FCC’s Internet regulations represents a significant blow to the integrity of the Internet. The decision fails to address any meaningful issue and will serve to stifle innovation and investment in the future.
Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform said:
“Treating the internet as a 19th century utility means putting it under political control, driven by backward looking bureaucrats. Such treatment will kill innovation, delay the future and abort thousands of new entrepreneurial efforts. This court decision must not stand.”
5. Jock Tax: There is more on the line in Game 6 than just the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. If Golden State doesn’t close out the NBA Finals in Cleveland, everyone in the Cavaliers’ organization will have to pay California’s “Jock Tax” for Game 7.
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