Daily Policy Digest

Judge Rules D.C. Gun Ban Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has ruled that the district's ban on carrying handguns in public is unconstitutional...

Misleading the Public on the Minimum Wage

The President is using misleading data to argue in favor of raising the minimum wage...

Unintended Consequences of Tobacco Taxes

Since 2006, the cigarette tax rate in New York has risen 190 percent. At the same time, the smuggling rate has risen 59 percent...

42 Total Changes Made to Obamacare

Since its passage, the Affordable Care Act has been changed 42 times: twice by the Supreme Court, 16 times by Congress, and 24 times by President Obama himself, unilaterally...

Obama Launches Private-Public Partnership to Address Infrastructure Construction

President Obama intends to address infrastructure construction with a new "public-private partnership" called the Build America Investment Initiative...

Solving Social Problems with Pay-For-Success Contracts

California is considering partnering with private organizations with "pay-for-success" programs...

Plaintiffs Can Receive Millions Under False Claims Act

Whistleblowers can collect 30 percent of the total recovery in a False Claims Act case...

State Tax Code Cronyism

When states issue carve-outs to small groups, tax rates must necessarily rise in order to compensate for the diminished tax base...

Improving Education Would Improve Upward Mobility

When Florida quit promoting third graders who could not read to the next grade level, Florida fourth graders made reading gains that were three times the national average...

Burning Trash in Sweden

Sweden sends just 1 percent of its waste to landfills...


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