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Author: Luke Poteat

Puerto Rico’s March 27 – April 2, 2017 political week in tweets

Government of Puerto Rico’s Talks with Creditors Not Going Well Talks between creditors and the government of #PuertoRico are not going good. #muniland — Pasquines (@Pasquines_US) March 30, 2017 As discussions with Congress and Governor Ricardo Rossello continue, investors in the island are getting more and more disappointed, learning that the supposed $2 billion they would be receiving back will only amount to about $404 million.   Puerto Rico’s Medicaid to Run Out by 2018 Puerto Rico’s Medicaid expected to run out by early 2018 — Hispanic Latino News (@peopleandevents) April 1, 2017 As the Puerto...

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Puerto Rico’s March 20 – 26, 2017 political week in tweets

Rossello Says Puerto Rican People Want to Become a State .@ricardorossello: "The vast majority of people in Puerto Rico love their U.S. citizenship and we want to become a state." #Tucker — Fox News (@FoxNews) March 22, 2017 In an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News on Tuesday, Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico said that the people of Puerto Rico love their US citizenship  and want to become a state. The statement comes with a vote occurring in June on the island asking the people if they would like to become a state.   Coast Guard...

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Puerto Rico’s March 13 – 19, 2017 political week in tweets

Puerto Rico Freezes Tax Credits A controversial move aimed at evaluating #PuertoRico's finances in depth. — Pasquines (@Pasquines_US) March 16, 2017 Taking action to try and stabilize and then improve the economy of Puerto Rico, the island’s government has frozen all future tax credits, also freezing $2 billion more to hopefully stabilize the budget.   Trump Expected to Pick Conway’s Husband for Justice Department Job MORE: Pres. Trump expected to pick George Conway, Kellyanne's husband, for key Justice Department role — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 19, 2017 The husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway,...

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Puerto Rico’s March 6 – 12, 2017 political week in tweets

GOP Lawmaker Wants to Make “Dreamers” Citizens A GOP lawmaker is introducing legislation to make "Dreamers" citizens — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 12, 2017 Representative Carlos Curbelo said Sunday that the Republican party is working to provide citizenship to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. This group, also called the “Dreamers,” also has support from President Trump, who although tries to appease Republicans on both sides of the issue, has plans to see Curbelo’s proposed legislation through.   Tanning Industry Cheers on GOP on Repeal of A.C.A. The tanning industry, taxed under Obama, is...

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Puerto Rico’s February 27-March 5, 2017 political week in tweets

New Travel Ban Keeps Restrictions on Six Muslim-Majority Countries MORE: New immigration order drops Iraq, keeps temporary travel ban on six other majority-Muslim countries — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 6, 2017 After much controversy over the first Muslim travel ban, President Trump and his administration have made revisions and released a new executive order Monday that now excludes Iraq from the ban but still bars people from Iran, Somalia, and other Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.   What to Expect if Puerto Rico Votes for Statehood If #PuertoRico votes for #statehood in June, here...

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