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Alvin Bessent joined the Newsday editorial board in 1993. He writes about national government policy and politics.
The immigration bill moving through the Senate would reduce federal budget deficits and boost the nation’s economy if it becomes law. That’s what Washington's respected, nonpartisan bean-counters said in a report released Tuesday.
Despite that good news immigration reform is on the road to oblivion in the House.
The bill negotiated by the Senate’s bipartisan “gang of eight” would cut...Read more »
If you buy prescription drugs, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling announced Monday will likely save you money. The top court's decision allowed federal regulators to go after pharmaceutical companies that pay their rivals to temporarily keep less expensive generic drugs off the market. The Federal Trade commissiion estimates so-called pay-to-delay deals cost consumers about $3.5 billion a year. Brand...Read more »