Daily Policy Digest

King v. Burwell: How Important is Obamacare's Individual Mandate?

Victory for King would make Obamacare policies in most of the country "unaffordable" and thereby relieve 11.1 million people of the individual mandate...

Obama's New Regulations to Cost $110 Billion

An American Action Forum (AAF) review of Obama's regulatory agenda found more than $110 billion in potential costs, with billions more in unknown burdens...

The House Funds Transportation and Housing

Republicans allotted $1.13 billion for Amtrak, down from $1.4 billion Congress approved for 2015. The sharp drop provoked heavy criticism from Democrats...

Is Another Financial Crisis On the Way?

It has been five years since Dodd-Frank became law, and time for a fresh look at its impact...

Millions of People Still Unable to Afford Health Care

While the Affordable Care Act has succeeded in slicing down the uninsured rate to historic lows, many Americans still cannot afford health coverage and are delaying medical treatment...

Many Congressional Republicans Opposing Obamacare Have a Conflict of Interest

Congress may soon have the opportunity to amend the Affordable Care Act...

Environmental Effects of the Single Use Bag

While most citizens of Austin find the bag ordinance to be beneficial to the environment, at least in terms of the reduction of litter, the results do not indicate a clear success...

Is Involuntary Part-Time Work is Here to Stay?

People who work part time but would prefer to work full time make up a small but important portion of the labor force...

Background and Status of Trade Promotion Authority and Trans-Pacific Partnership

Although the likelihood that TPA will pass and the TPP will be completed and successfully implemented remains uncertain, it is clear that trade policy will be a ripe and contentious issue throughout the 2016 election year...

New Tax Package in Nevada

Nevada's new cigarette taxes, currently set at 80 cents per pack, will rise markedly to $1.80 per pack under the new tax package...


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