Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Wired to Fail

Despite several billion dollars' worth of stimulus money, the Rural Utilities Service failed to complete nearly half of its projects...

Corporate and Individual Tax Expenditures

Elimination of tax expenditures is a popular way to pay for tax reform...

The Research and Development Tax Credit Suffers from Design and Implementation Problems

Eliminating the R&D credit and using the savings to lower the corporate tax rate for all businesses would be a more effective way to support innovation...

The Minimum Wage versus the Earned Income Tax Credit

Increasing the minimum wage does a poor job of helping people in poverty...

The Senate Can Use Tax Extenders as an Opportunity to Improve the Tax Code

Congress needs to take action to improve the tax code...

Betting on the Big Returns: How Missouri Teacher Pension Plans Have Shifted to Riskier Assets

Public employee pension plans have shifted from low-risk to high-risk strategies...

Truck Friendly Tolls for 21st Century Interstates

The U.S. Department of Transportation forecasts there will be 40% more trucks on the road by 2045...

New Look at Ben Franklin Transit Finds Familiar Problems

Washington's Tri-Cities’ transit management is inefficient and costing taxpayer dollars...

Travel Taxes: The Hidden Trifecta

Travelers bear large effective tax burdens that can amount to 30 percent higher costs...

Social Security, Medicare Outlook: Better but Still Bleak

The Social Security Disability insurance program faces imminent depletion...


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