Daily Policy Digest

Obama's Education Budget Could Hit Taxpayers Hard

Obama's education budget includes $750 million in Preschool Development Grants (up from $500 million currently)...

Identity Theft Is Taking A Toll On Tax Refunds

The IRS says it assisted over 800,000 suspected victims of tax-related identity theft last year alone...

California Retirement Benefit Costs Causing Infrastructure Maintenance to Suffer

In recent years, California municipalities have seen retirement benefit costs grow at a rate above that of taxes, fees, and charges...

Congress: Permit Crude Oil Exports Now

Posting a 13.4 percent economic growth rate in 2012, North Dakota's economy has grown five times faster than the national average…

Two Tax Bills Could Soon Affect Future Tax Returns

Even the most ardent supporters of taxing the rich are starting to realize that the estate tax is more bother than it's worth...

U.S. Household Debt Is High While Savings are Low

The average household carries nearly $7,000 in credit card debt...

Abolishing the Death Tax Could Increase Wages and Investments

The federal government seizes over 40 percent of an individual's estate when they die...

Americans Paying for High Cost Subsidies for Low Wind Energy Output

The wind energy sector received 42 percent of total federal subsidies while producing only 2 percent of the nation's total electricity...

Your Tax Refund Is an Interest-Free Loan to the Government

Getting a refund means you paid too much in taxes last year and the government is paying that money back — without interest...

STEM Degrees Offer Better Job Security

Today, there are 277,000 STEM job vacancies, and it is estimated that there could be 2.4 million vacancies by 2018...


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