Daily Policy Digest

New Wellness Program for Teachers Will Cost $1.5 Million

The Des Moines Public School District plans to spend $1.5 million on a new wellness program for teachers...

Hawaii Taxpayers to Pay for Fall Prevention Coordinator

Hawaii is creating a new government position for 2015 for which the state's taxpayers will pay $81,000: a fall prevention coordinator...

State Lawmakers Want Authority over Education Standards

In the last 18 months, 10 states have passed laws that restrict or specify how state boards of education can adopt new academic standards...

Don't Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank

Larry Kudlow explains why Congress should oppose the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank...

Court Says New York Communities Can Ban Fracking

More than 170 towns in the state of New York have used zoning laws to ban or put a moratorium on fracking...

Training Wage Would Boost Teen Employment

Raising the minimum wage to $10 will keep teenagers out of jobs, as they have almost no experience and are not worth the higher hourly pay...

Student Loan Debt Affects Borrowers Differently

Those with the highest levels of debt often have the least amount of financial hardship...

Biofuel Mandate Will Raise Gas Prices

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that gasoline prices will increase by 13 cents to 26 cents per gallon by 2017 if the Renewable Fuels Standard remains unchanged...

The FDA Cannot Effectively Monitor the Medicine Supply System

A number of Indian pharmaceuticals have been withdrawn from the U.S. market...

Google Begins to Carry Out "Right to be Forgotten" Ruling

In compliance with a recent ruling from the European Court of Justice, Google has begun to remove search results from European web pages...


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