Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

Massachusetts Could Soon Oversee Local Ride-Hailing Services

Governor Charlie Baker on Friday introduced legislation that would allow Uber, Lyft and other companies to operate under a new category of state supervision...

Patent Reform Could Soon End Abusive Behavior

Abusive claims accounted for over half of all patent litigation in 2012, while there was a nearly 40 percent increase in suits by non-participating entities (NPE) between 2007 and 2011...

As Foreign-Born U.S. Population Increases, Incomes Decrease

Between 1970 and 2013, the estimated foreign-born population in the United States increased from 9,740,000 to 41,348,066, respectively, an increase of 31,608,066 persons, representing a percentage increase of 324.5 percent...

Online Activity Vulnerable Due To Outdated Laws

Because the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA) is so outdated, right now virtually all of your electronic life is subject to warrantless search and seizure...

Why Are Food Stamps Considered an Agricultural Program?

Members of Congress need to thoughtfully discuss significant issues regarding agricultural programs and food stamps...

DPAs and NPAs in 2014

Total fines and penalties collected under DPAs and NPAs in 2014 totaled $5.1 billion...

Congress Could Embolden Innovation by Stimulating the Free Market

By stimulating the free market, Congress could pave a way for needed breakthroughs in health care, security, energy and environmental innovation...

DHS Shutdown could be a Win for Federalism

Congress could reduce the size and scope of the federal government by voting against the Department of Homeland Security funding bill...

Reforming Transportation Policy

Congress could improve transportation by limiting federal oversight to issues of national importance rather than interfering with states' concerns...

Loose Civil Forfeiture Law Leads to IRS Money Grab

In order to prevent federal money grabbing, criminal forfeiture should replace civil forfeiture, therefore removing financial incentive to seize property from innocent people...


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