Daily Policy Digest

States vs Local Hydraulic Fracturing Bans

State legislatures are now finding themselves in a fight against local authorities for control of hydraulic fracturing regulations in their own states...

OPEC Struggling to Keep Up The Pace in Old Price War

Oil producers hurt themselves by providing a set price, which affects how oil is traded...

U.S. Big Business Outpacing U.S. Economy

Over the last two decades, the largest U.S. companies have grown faster than the economy as a whole...

Gov. Kasich's Tax Reform Proposal Can Boost Growth in Ohio

Ohio Governor Kasich's tax plan includes across-the-board income tax rate cuts of 23 percent, tax cuts for small businesses and an increase in the state's sales tax rate...

Gross Domestic Income: A Look at How Americans Are Paid

While GDP measures what gets purchased, GDI measures who gets paid...

Can Cutting Corporate Tax and Revenue Neutrality Coexist?

Lawmakers would do well to rethink the self-imposed restriction of revenue neutrality and focus on creating the maximum amount of economic growth, even if that comes at the expense of federal revenues...

Economics of Recycling in Houston

Cities like Houston could lose their popular recycling programs...

Simple Logic Derails Congress' Positive Train Control Initiative

Positive train control is a classic example of what you get when Congress tries to dictate solutions to commercial and technological problems...

States Taking a Stand Against New EPA Rules

Several U.S. senators proposed legislation to combat the EPA's latest attempt to reduce greenhouse gases at existing power plants...

Obama Seeks to Change the Endangered Species Act

Administration officials hope the planned Endangered Species Act updates may head off some of the long-standing criticism the law infringes on states' rights voiced by Republicans, Western governors and the oil and gas industry...


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