Daily Policy Digest

Calming Fears of Climate Change in Asia

Many climate studies have focused on South and Southeast Asia, as the region is considered uniquely vulnerable to the projected effects of climate change...

Burger King Looks to Move to Canada, Escape U.S. Taxes

Canada's corporate tax rate is 26.5 percent -- nearly 10 percentage points below the 35 percent corporate tax rate in the United States...

Texas Challenges Colleges to Cut Costs

States are responding to the federal government's failure to deal with tuition rise by offering innovative, inexpensive solutions...

Schools Set Up New Safety Measures

Districts across the country are taking measures to protect students against possible violence...

Should Cities Pass Right-to-Work Laws?

Currently, twenty-four states have right-to-work (RTW) laws, which allow employees to work without paying union dues...

Study: Political Competition Leads to Fiscal Irresponsibility

Communities that were more politically competitive had the least responsible pension plans...

Obama Administration Changes Religious Accommodation

The Obama administration has proposed a new change to the Affordable Care Act's religious accommodation for religiously affiliated employers...

Medical Device Tax Not Producing Projected Revenue

One of the many new taxes in the Affordable Care Act is the Medical Device Tax, a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device sales...

Problems with Fixing Immigration via Executive Order

Any order granting legal status to undocumented workers would immediately be challenged in court...

What is the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Program?

The Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Program was started to provide supplementary income to hospitals that provided care to low-income Americans...


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