Daily Policy Digest

State and Local Tax Burdens as a Share of Income

Nationwide, on average, a taxpayer pays $3,064 in taxes to his home state and $1,152 in taxes to other states...

Transportation Finance Report: 2014

Last year, $33.6 billion was invested in infrastructure investment funds, the highest level of investment in the last five years...

ObamaCare's Hidden Hit On Businesses

Private sector employment will lose at least 146,000 jobs simply due to the health insurance tax levied on all insurance companies on premiums for policies sold to individuals and small- to medium-sized businesses...

Curriculum Wars

If Common Core is interpreted as requiring all students to take the same courses, there is going to be controversy, especially in the area of math tracking starting in middle school...

Obama Plays Politics with Keystone XL

Keystone XL would support 42,100 jobs in the United States during the two-year construction period...

The Government Debt Iceberg

Under the most realistic assumptions the U.S. fiscal imbalance is about seven times the total national debt held by the public...

Taxes on E-Cigarettes Would Perpetuate Smoking

By making e-cigarettes more expensive, additional taxes would discourage smokers from switching from tobacco cigarettes and undermine any economic incentive for smokers to quit...

Districts of Choice in California

In 2010, the first year operating as a District of Choice, 161 students moved to Riverside schools; in 2013-2014, 535 new students transferred to Riverside from neighboring districts...

Worksharing and Long-Term Unemployment

Under worksharing, a firm can reduce the hours of its workforce in lieu of a layoff, and workers whose hours have been reduced are eligible for a prorated unemployment insurance benefit...

Surface Transportation Report: 2014

Thirty-six states and Puerto Rico have some type of legislation enabling transportation public-private partnerships, but many are limited or specific to certain projects...


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