Daily Policy Digest

Improving Long-Term Care in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's population is aging quickly -- while the amount of 85-year-olds in the United States will grow by 2 percent annually over the next few years, it will grow by more than 3 percent annually in Wisconsin...

Wisconsin Health Insurance for Public Retirees Needs Reform

Wisconsin's post-employment health benefit program -- which provides health coverage for pre-Medicare retirees -- is unfunded and in need of reform...

Are "Click-Through" E-Commerce Tax Laws Valid?

So far, 13 states have enacted "click-through" laws that require certain out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes...

Department of Energy Falsely Claims Loan Profits

The Department of Energy has just released a report that seems to indicate that its clean energy loans have been profitable...

Teachers Grade 13 Percent of their Peers as Ds or Fs

Teacher tenure has been under scrutiny ever since a court in California ruled the scheme unconstitutional...

Majority of Households Receive More in Government Payments than they Pay in Taxes

It is the top income quintile that is funding government transfer payments to the majority of American households after paying an average of $57,500 in federal taxes...

Cadillac Tax Will Hurt Employees

Obamacare's "Cadillac tax" will soon hit American consumers -- even those who do not have high-value health coverage...

State Unfunded Pension Liabilities at $4.7 Trillion

A new report from State Budget Solutions finds that state-level public pension plans are underfunded by a staggering $4.7 trillion as of 2014...

D.C. Code Restricts Affordable Housing Availability

In Washington, D.C., a group of architects have developed a community of miniature homes, but housing regulations threaten to keep the houses off the market...

Taxpayers Pay $9 Billion in Crop Insurance Subsidies

Crop insurance was a scheme developed by the federal government in the first half of the twentieth century to protect farmers against losses. It was expanded in 1980 when the federal government started paying one-third of the cost of premiums for farmers...


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