Daily Policy Digest

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...

The CBO Needs Dynamic, not Static, Scoring Models

When Congress passes a spending bill or a new tax measure, it is scored by either the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) or the Joint Committee on Taxation (JT)T. Unfortunately, both entities used flawed scoring models...

LA District Purchases iPads, Chromebooks and Laptops for Students

Last year, the Los Angeles school district decided to give all of its students iPads...

Which American States Are the Most Free?

The top 10 most free states saw a 3.5 percent growth in employment and 8 percent economic growth...

Stockholders Lose Dividends with High Corporate Tax Rates

Typically, American companies have paid dividends worth 4 to 5 percent of stock value. Over the last several years, however, dividends have been closer to 2 percent...

DOJ Looks to Regulate Movie Theaters

The Department of Justice is proposing to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to require movie theaters to offer closed captioning services for the deaf...

What if the Government Picked Your Insurance Plan?

Individuals enrolled in exchange health insurance plans are automatically re-enrolled in those same plans from year to year if they do not visit the exchanges to enroll elsewhere...

Combating Executive Orders with Appropriations

Congress can use the appropriations process to limit the conditions for which federal money can be used...

Making the "Doc Fix" Permanent

To curb Medicare spending growth, in 1997 lawmakers enacted a formula known as the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)...


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