Daily Policy Digest

Getting Rid of the Federal Gas Tax

Policymakers have renewed calls for a gas tax hike, but what about getting rid of the federal gas tax altogether?...

EPA's Impact on New Mexico: Higher Prices, Fewer Jobs

The EPA has proposed new rules to limit carbon dioxide emissions as well as mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants...

FEMA Law Encourages Federal Assistance

FEMA responds to disasters every 2.8 days...

Certificate-of-Need Laws Mean Fewer Services for Patients

Thirty-five states have certificate-of-need (CON) laws, which limit the entry and expansion of new health care facilities...

Reforming the Corporate Tax Code

America's statutory corporate tax rate is the highest in the developed world, and the tax code in general is not competitive internationally...

Senate Looks at New School Choice Bill

The CHOICE Act would provide startup funding to states to establish school choice programs for disabled children...

Health Care Spending in the President's Budget

Over the next decade, Medicaid spending would increase 62 percent, totaling $567 billion in 2025...

A Better Idea for Paid Sick Leave

Mandatory paid sick leave -- it's a policy that President Obama endorsed during his State of the Union speech, but while such a policy might garner sympathy, it's full of unintended consequences that will ultimately hurt workers...

Obama's Retroactive Tax Proposal Is Bad Policy

President Obama's budget proposal includes a 14 percent tax on corporations' foreign earnings. The problem? It's a retroactive tax...

Canadian Patients Wait More than Four Months to See Specialists

Canadians wait 18.2 weeks for treatment after being referred to specialists from their general practitioners...


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