Daily Policy Digest

Should We Get Rid of Employer-Based Insurance?

Michael Tanner, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, argues that the United States needs to do away with the employer-provided health insurance model...

The U.S. Labor Market Lacks Dynamism

A workforce that is less dynamic is likely to see weak wage growth, because workers are not in the jobs in which they could be most productive...

California Restricts Water Use to Combat Drought

As a massive drought continues to impact California, cities and agencies levy restrictions on water use...

Making Bonus Expensing Permanent

Making bonus expensing permanent would encourage firms to acquire more equipment and capital which, in turn, would expand production, raise productivity and boost wages and employment...

Do Higher State Taxes Hurt the Economy?

Florida, Nevada, Washington and Tennessee (four of the nine states without a personal income tax) are among the top 10 states that have gained population from 1989 to 2005...

New Wellness Program for Teachers Will Cost $1.5 Million

The Des Moines Public School District plans to spend $1.5 million on a new wellness program for teachers...

Hawaii Taxpayers to Pay for Fall Prevention Coordinator

Hawaii is creating a new government position for 2015 for which the state's taxpayers will pay $81,000: a fall prevention coordinator...

State Lawmakers Want Authority over Education Standards

In the last 18 months, 10 states have passed laws that restrict or specify how state boards of education can adopt new academic standards...

Don't Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank

Larry Kudlow explains why Congress should oppose the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank...

Court Says New York Communities Can Ban Fracking

More than 170 towns in the state of New York have used zoning laws to ban or put a moratorium on fracking...


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