Daily Policy Digest

Impact of the National School Lunch Program on Fruit and Vegetable Selection

When fruits and vegetables are required in school lunches, but the amount of fruits and vegetables consumed decreased and waste increased...

Property Taxes for Agriculture: Use-Value Assessment and Urbanization Across the United States

State and local governments are accepting large losses in tax revenue by continuing to allow use-value assessment(UVA)programs...

Ex-Im's Working Capital Programs Benefit Big Businesses and Banks

Large, politically connected firms were the primary beneficiaries of U.S. Export-Import Bank policies...

In the Race for Arctic Energy, the U.S. and Russia are Polar Opposites

The United States imports 40 percent of crude oil needs at the cost of $23.5 billion a month...

Canada's Affluent Middle Class At-Risk

Move over America: the Canadian middle class is now the most affluent in the world...

Fracking Is Our Clean Power Plan

Fracking helps reduce carbon emissions and gives a boost to the economy...

Another Health Insurance COOP Bites the Dust

Health insurance COOPs are routinely failing...

Unfreezing Assets Will Sanction-Proof Iran

Iran nuclear deal will put the U.S. at risk and reinforce Iran's economic power...

Electronic Health Records: Outcome-Oriented Metrics and Goals Needed to Gauge DOD's and VA's Progress in Achieving Interoperability

Longer-term plans are required to meet interoperability standards as the DOD and VA did not meet the October 1, 2014 deadline...

Lower-Income Households Continue to Face Savings Challenges

The Treasury Retail Investment Manager is investigating ways to make purchasing savings bonds easier for low-income families...


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