Daily Policy Digest

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)...

National Flood Insurance Program is Financially Unsound

What's the most frequent hazard associated with natural disasters in the United States? Flooding...

Trans-Alaska Pipeline Debate Sounds a Lot Like Keystone XL

The Keystone XL pipeline would bring 830,000 barrels of oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico each day, but President Obama has repeatedly refused to support the pipeline, expressing concern that it would have a negative impact on the environment...

Wind and Solar Lobby for Tax Credits

Lobbyists of all stripes are on Capitol Hill seeking renewals of tax credits as 2014 comes to a close, with groups pushing for renewal of what are known as "tax extenders" -- a diverse group of tax breaks that must be renewed from year to year...

German Energy Policy Drives Up Electricity Prices

Less than 25 percent of German energy comes from green energy sources, yet the country aims to have that figure at 80 percent by 2050...


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