Daily Policy Digest

Background and Status of Trade Promotion Authority and Trans-Pacific Partnership

Although the likelihood that TPA will pass and the TPP will be completed and successfully implemented remains uncertain, it is clear that trade policy will be a ripe and contentious issue throughout the 2016 election year...

New Tax Package in Nevada

Nevada's new cigarette taxes, currently set at 80 cents per pack, will rise markedly to $1.80 per pack under the new tax package...

Not All Disabilities are Alike

As of December 2013, there were 10.2 million individual disabled workers, disabled widowers or disabled adult children receiving Social Security Disability...

Retired and Broke

The Government Accountability Office found 52 percent of households aged 55 and older have no retirement savings in an IRA or a defined contribution plan like a 401(k)...

China Leads the World in Oil Imports

China is embracing crude oil and natural gas consumption at a rapid pace...

Prescription Drug Safety

Many risks only become evident after drugs reach the market and begin being used...

Worker's Choice Can Improve Right-to-Work Laws

Nonmember employees may not want the union to interfere in disputes with employers, believing they could manage the situation better on their own...

What Are Unfunded Mandates Costing the States?

In 2010, the federal government imposed 86 unfunded mandates on state and local governments, easily a modern record...

A Bumpy Ride for Germany's Green Energy

By 2020, Germany plans to triple the amount of energy produced by wind (both onshore and offshore)...

Indiana's Tax-Credit Scholarship: An Example to Follow

During the 2013–14 school year, more than 11,000 Indiana students received tax-credit scholarships to attend the school of their family's choice, and nearly 30,000 students received school vouchers...


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