Daily Policy Digest

How to Reform Federal Regulations

With a new Congress convening in January, how can lawmakers tackle regulatory reform?...

What Exactly Did Friday's Jobs Report Say?

Many cheered Friday's jobs report, which showed unemployment remaining at 5.8 percent while the country added 321,000 jobs...

Medicare Can't Fight Drug Fraud, but a New Bill Would Change That

In 2012, 158 deceased Medicare beneficiaries filled 348 HIV drug prescriptions -- after they were already dead...

Would Raising the Minimum Wage Reduce Welfare Spending?

Proponents of the minimum wage increases argue that an increase would save the government money in social support services, the idea being that individuals whose earnings increase as a result of the wage hike would be less likely to seek and need welfare benefits…...

Tax Fraud -- in Prisons?

Tax fraud by prisoners has become a billion dollar problem...

How Do 2015 Premiums Compare to 2014?

The Obama administration contended that the Affordable Care Act would send health insurance costs down, but premiums initially increased up to 50 percent for some insurance plans last year...

Federal Government Spent $3.1 Trillion in the States in 2013

The national government spent $3.1 trillion in the states in 2013, up from $2.5 trillion in 2004...

Trade Gains from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement that would expand American trade with nations in the Asia-Pacific region...

Should High School Students Have to Pass a Citizenship Test to Graduate?

The North Dakota legislature is considering a proposal to require all high school students to pass a citizenship test in order to graduate...

American Shipping Law Raises Prices for Consumers

A largely unknown federal statute requires that all goods being shipped by water between American ports must be transported on American-made and American-owned ships that have American crews...


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