Daily Policy Digest

Mississippi Relies Most, Alaska Least, on Federal Aid

Mississippi relies on federal aid more than any other state, with more than 45 percent of its general revenue coming from the federal government...

A Six-Year Delay on Keystone XL

It has been six years since Canadian energy company TransCanada applied to construct the Keystone XL pipeline...

New Study Links Vouchers with College Degrees

Do vouchers have any impact on students' success at the higher education level?...

Cap-and-Trade Programs Reduced Hiring, Earnings

Cap-and-trade programs place a ceiling on certain types of emissions -- companies are given a right to emit pollutants to a certain limit, and they can sell that right to others...

Why Is America Losing 60,000 Corporations Each Year?

Since 2006, the United States has lost 60,000 corporations annually...

Why Does the ACA Definition of Full-Time Work Matter?

Congressional Republicans are looking at changing the Affordable Care Act's definition of full-time work...

46 Million on Food Stamps in 2014

Twenty million more Americans are on food stamps today than they were before the recession...

Does California's High-Speed Rail Project Make Sense?

California is hardly considered a model of fiscal restraint, so its latest attempt to fund a high-speed rail project may come as no surprise...

Inequality Is Falling across the Globe

Global inequality is on the decline...

Welfare Reform Must Include Medicaid

Federal spending on the Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program was $274 billion in 2013...


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