Daily Policy Digest

Can State Medical Boards Keep Competitors Out?

North Carolina's state dental board began issuing cease-and-desist letters to hygienists (not dentists) who were whitening consumers' teeth at spas and mall kiosks...

A Plan to Replace the EPA

Jay Lehr, science director at the Heartland Institute, has a five-year plan to replace the Environmental Protection Agency with 50 state agencies...

Houses Built Under FEMA Guidelines Suffer More Damage

Houses that are built according to FEMA guidelines suffer more property damage during hurricanes than homes built prior to the guidelines...

Income Boost from Right to Work Laws

Currently, 26 states allow unions to force new employees to join unions or pay union dues. But 24 states have Right to Work (RTW) laws, which grant workers the right not to join unions and pay dues as a condition of their employment...

Congress Looks at Three Education Bills

Congress is looking at reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA), but, rather than doing a major overhaul of the HEA, lawmakers are tackling education reform in small pieces...

Millennial Support for Big Government Wanes if It Means Higher Taxes

Millennial support for a government that provides more services declines when the costs of such services become clear and when millennials make more money and become more responsible...

How to Fix Transportation Woes? Cut Federal Spending

The solution to the Highway Trust Fund's fiscal woes is to cut spending by $14 billion...

Part-Time Work Responsible for Job Growth

Growth in today's recovery is half of what it was after the United States' previous four recessions...

Certificate-of-Need Laws Raise Costs, Reduce Services

Certificate-of-need (CON) regulations prevent health care providers and hospitals from entering markets or offering new services without approval from state regulators...

California: Overprotecting Public Employee Pensions

California courts have ruled that public employees have a right to maintain their pension levels, making it difficult for the state to enact pension reform...


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