The Daily Populous

Saturday September 2nd, 2023 evening edition

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Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett spoke at a judicial conference for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Questions at the event were fed by Chief Judge Diane Sykes, so no stumpers in the lot.

And, noticeably, Barrett didn’t comment directly about the ethics scandal(s) plaguing the Court.

But included in her remarks were her thoughts about the increased attention the Court has received.

Of course, it’s wildly unfair to characterize the sinking popularity and trust in the Court as a result of “misimpressions.”

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Coney Barrett may want to conduct her mission in obscurity, but the disinfecting spotlight is important for folks to understand what’s really going on. »

Ohio Could See $404 Million In Annual Marijuana Tax Revenue If Voters Approve Legalization This November, Analysis Finds

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What the researchers found is that Ohio stands to generate between $276.2 million to $403.6 million in annual cannabis tax dollars by the fifth year of sales.

“Tax revenue estimates for new cannabis markets, though necessarily speculative, can provide useful information for the public and policymakers considering adult-use reforms,” it concludes.

But the amount of tax revenue collected would likely still represent a small percentage of Ohio’s $60+ billion annual budget.”. »

Indonesia’s economy will surpass Russia’s sooner than expected. Here’s what that says about the global economy.

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In 2026, Indonesia is expected to surpass Russia to become the world’s sixth largest economy (in PPP terms)—about two years earlier than if Putin’s invasion of Ukraine had never happened.

Yes, financial sanctions and lack of access to advanced technology through export controls have significant negative long-run effects on the Russian economy.

This post is adapted from the GeoEconomics Center’s weekly Guide to the Global Economy newsletter. »

Texas eliminates 'tampon tax' on menstrual products, sales tax on baby items

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A new law that went into effect Friday eliminates the sales tax on feminine hygiene products including items like tampons, menstrual pads and menstrual cups.

In addition to menstrual products, the law, S.B. 379, also eliminates the sales tax on family care items including diapers, baby bottles, baby wipes, maternity clothing and breast milk pump products.

Currently, over one dozen states still charge sales tax on menstrual products, according to the Alliance for Period Supplies, a nonprofit organization that works to end period poverty. »