Daily Policy Digest

Wisconsin Criticized for Partial Medicaid Expansion

While those opposed to Wisconsin's decision not to expand Medicaid to 138 percent of the FPL claim that the state is giving up $100 million in federal funding, continued federal funding at such levels is far from certain...

New York Teacher Dismissal Standard Sends Incompetent Teachers Back into Classrooms

New York's tenured teacher dismissal decisions focus not on the teacher's poor performance but on the teacher's capacity to be rehabilitated...

More Crime in Zip Codes with Fewer Guns

Not only is Chicago's 60624 zip code the most crime-ridden in its county, it's also the one with the fewest concealed carry firearm permits per capita...

Obamacare Continues to Face Legal Challenges

On Tuesday, an Oklahoma district court ruled that the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) decision to grant subsidies to insurance enrollees in the federal exchange ran afoul of the law...

Small Business Administration Objects to EPA Water Rule

The EPA's new "Waters of the United States" rule would increase permit costs between $19.8 million and $52 million each year...

Wisconsin Employers and Workers Suffer under Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) raises the price of health insurance, affecting the labor market as employers attempt to deal with the rising costs of health benefits...

A Better Way to Preserve Endangered Species

While the ESA is aimed at improving the survival of species, it carries such hefty penalties that landowners actually try to rid their lands of the endangered animals...

Are American Retirees Facing a Crisis?

Politicians across the country are claiming that Americans are facing a retirement crisis, with estimates of retirement unpreparedness ranging from 53 percent to 84 percent of Americans...

How to Lower the Price of Gas

Gas prices have an impact beyond the pump, raising the price of food and other goods and services, all of which have their own transportation costs...

Does the Common Core Testing Assessments Make Sense?

Two state consortium groups, funded with federal dollars, are working to perfect testing under the Common Core State Standards...


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