NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • Jan 21, 2015

    Obama Touts Free College In State Of The Union Speech, Avoids Cost

    The Daily Caller] President Obama’s “free” college proposal avoids the real problems with the higher education system, and will do little to stem rising tuition and student loan debt, says Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen IV in The Daily Caller’s State of the Union wrap-up.


  • Jan 13, 2015

    Social Security Raise Won’t Go Far for Recipients

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The increase in Social Security benefits will only net seniors around an extra $20 a month, but it beats nothing, says NCPA Senior Fellow Pam Villarreal in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article.


  • Jan 12, 2015

    Managing Debt Wisely in Your Retirement Years

    Chicago Tribune: The percentage of retirees with mortgages has increased by a third since the 1980s, says NCPA Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal in a Chicago Tribune article.


  • Jan 10, 2015

    Diversity Pays: As Energy Jobs Fall in Texas, Public Sector Jobs Grow

    The Dallas Morning News: Growing governments should focus on catching up on basic services before expanding benefits and adding workers, cautions NCPA Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal in a Dallas Morning News article.


  • Jan 09, 2015

    Is Expanding Medicaid Still Possible?

    Abbott may have signaled interest in alternative ways of providing coverage to uninsured Texans

    Fort Worth Star Telegram: Lawmakers must continue rejecting Medicaid expansion and look for alternative ways to private health insurance, according to a new report by NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick featured in a Fort Worth Star Telegram editorial.


  • Jan 07, 2015

    State task force releases health care report, favors Medicaid expansion

    Report says increasing coverage would help 1 million, but refusing means funding other states' efforts

    Houston Chronicle: Texas should pursue a private pool of insurance or alternative method that residents support to expand Medicaid coverage, says NCPA Senior FellowDevon Herrick in the Houston Chronicle.


  • Jan 05, 2015

    Dallas’s Plastic Bag Ban Went Into Effect on January 1st, and Nobody Seems Happy About It

    Texas Monthly: The ban on plastic bags in Dallas will likely force shoppers to take their business elsewhere and cost shop owners money, according to a report by NCPA Senior Fellow Pam Villarreal cited in a Texas Monthly article.


  • Dec 30, 2014

    Competition Essential to Solving U.S. STEM Gap

    eSchool News: A serious education reform is necessary to have the impact required to effectively engage and educate American students, says NCPA Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen IV in eSchool News.