Daily Policy Digest

Union Leaders Sue Gov. Scott Walker to Raise Minimum Wage

Wisconsin labor leaders announced their intention to sue the governor of Wisconsin, insisting that he raise the minimum wage to that of a "living wage"...

FTC Overzealous in Attempts to Combat False Advertising

The FTC insists that advertising claims be "sufficiently substantiated," which the agency has interpreted to require scientific evidence...

Could Non-Citizens Change the Election?

According to a new study from researchers at Old Dominion University, 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election...

Think Halloween Candy Is Expensive? Thank Federal Sugar Subsidies

As Americans prepare for trick-or-treaters on Friday, many are finding that candy is not exactly cheap...

Proposed Ethanol Mandate Waiver

While refiners produce high ethanol blends like E85 in order to comply with the ethanol mandate, few automobiles actually use the fuel...

Exchange Plans a Bad Deal for Doctors

A number of doctors are choosing not to participate in Obamacare exchange health plans in the upcoming year...

California Ballot Proposition Would Increase Health Costs by $9.9 Billion

Next week, California voters will have to make up their minds on Proposition 46, a ballot measure that could increase medical care costs...

Married, Intact Families Yield Higher Incomes

If the United States had a married parenthood rate at the same level that it had in 1980, the median income of families with children would increase by 44 percent...

What's Causing Wage Stagnation?

Adjusting for inflation, wages between July 2009 -- when America's post-recession recovery began -- and August 2014 have barely changed...

What Does the Drop in Gas Prices Mean for the Economy?

Just a one-cent drop in the price of gas saves consumers $1.4 billion during a year...


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