Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles on Occupational Safety and Health Administration Vaccine Mandates and the Overreach of the Federal Government

Andy Ogles

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Mayor Andy Ogles of Maury County to discuss recent OSHA vaccine mandates and the overreach of the federal government.

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Samantha Fillmore of the Heartland Institute Explains the ‘Asphyxiation of the American Economy’

Thursday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed the Heartland Institute’s State Government Relations Manager Samantha Fillmore to the newsmakers line to discuss the calculated stifling of America’s workforce through excessive unemployment legislation.

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CCO of Job Creators Network Elaine Parker Talks Being Suspended from Twitter and Helping America’s Small Businesses Survive

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed CCO of the Job Creators Network Elaine Parker to the newsmakers line to discuss her suspension from Twitter and her mission to help struggling small businesses.

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Commentary: To Work, PPP Loans Must Be Fully Non-Taxable

Tax headaches have started early for American small businesses this tax season. States can help these employers and accelerate the economic recovery by clarifying that business expenses paid from Paycheck Protection Plan loans are fully tax-deductible, in-line with federal tax law.

The PPP is one of the most successful government programs in American history. It distributed $525 billion worth of forgivable loans to more than 5 million small businesses nationwide, supporting over 50 million jobs. Without the PPP, unemployment would have been far higher and the economic contraction much more severe. The PPP served as a bridge to get small businesses over the worst depths of the pandemic. Yet state tax rules threaten to undercut its success.

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