AUSTIN, Texas ― Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) isn’t worried about scaring businesses away from his state with a bathroom bill widely viewed as hostile to transgender people. Speaking in an interview with Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith Wednesday, Patrick repeatedly said the economic fallout from the proposal would be minimal, brushing off concerns that Texas would repeat the experience of North Carolina. When North Carolina passed a similar bill last year, legal fees, canceled events and lost tourism cost the state about $955 million over six months,. A study by the Texas Association of Business found that Texas could jeopardize 685,555 jobs and cost the state as a result of similar boycotts and companies refusing to set up shop here. But Patrick, who likened such businesses’ attitudes to “extortion, ” said Texas will be fine. “I’m not concerned, ” Patrick said, later adding: “Let’s say there is some economic impact.
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”“Is it right to be deported forcefully from Canada? I don’t think it is right based on human rights. Sen. Chis Murphy (D-Conn. ) about the proposed legislation, which he is introducing with Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Cory Booker (D-N. J. ). ″My bill. . Makes clear that any unauthorized preemptive strike on N Korea - nuclear or conventional - is illegal, ” Murphy wrote. Trump s North Korea threats are real. I will intro bill w to prohibit any preemptive action w/o vote by Congress. My bill w makes clear that any unauthorized preemptive strike on N Korea - nuclear or conventional - is illegal.
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5 trillion dollar tax reform legislation and a short-term spending bill before…President Trump thanked a group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers for meeting with him at the White House to…President Trump signed an executive order directing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to review tax regulations issued…While departing the White House, President Trump commented on the Republican tax reform bill. * Not available in all packages and areas. Please contact your provider if you don't see C-SPAN on your channel lineup. Garry, if you don't pay me and my family, I will have no hesitation in giving the ATO everything I have on you. You should be very worried, an adviser told his client before leaking his information to the Australian Taxation Office that resulted in a $85 million tax bill that's now been quashed by the Federal Court. It is the first time Australian Taxation Office agents have been found to have engaged in conscious maladministration by using documents subject to legal professional privilege in issuing the multimillion-dollar bill to an Australian businessman Garry John Donoghue. The Tax Office told Fairfax Media it would be appealing the decision. Mr Donoghue, 58, a former Queenslander who is now living in London, ran a string of telecommunications businesses, including as the former managing director of listed mobile-services provider Plus SMS. He took the case to the Federal Court, arguing that his legal adviser, Simeon Moore, angry over alleged unpaid fees, passed on his file to the Tax Office. Federal Court Justice Logan found that the ATO assessment – issued for tax years 7555 to 7557 and amounting to over $85 million when taking account interest and penalties – was invalid because it was based on information under legal professional privilege, and the ATO had no right to use it. Simeon Moore, who at the time was not admitted as a legal practitioner but was a friend of Mr Donoghue's daughter, Alexandria – the two were studying at Bond University in the Gold Coast together – had issued Mr Donoghue with a bill for legal services amounting to $758,679. You are using an outdated browser. Please to improve your experience. The bond market continues to reflect fears that the US government may soon run out of funding. A $75 billion auction on Tuesday for Treasury bills that expire in four weeks just after the deadline for a bill to fund the government drew the highest yield since the 7558 financial crisis. For some perspective, the high yield, at 6. 85%, was higher than when the government shut down in 7568.