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Tax Policy Center Seeks To Hire A New Director

The Urban Institute seeks a Center Director/Robert C. Pozen Director for the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center: The preferred candidate will be an entrepreneurial leader in the field of taxation and public finance who offers a compelling vision for the Tax Policy Center’s future. Background on TPC Founded in 2002 as...

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Bridging the Gap Between Science and Policy for Water Security

To tackle the challenge of how to effectively educate important stakeholders about ground water in the United States, 11 graduate students from the Earth Institute and School of International and Public Affairs MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program were asked to recommend a strategy to improve scientific literacy among policymakers and investors.

'Wanding' for weapons at Los Angeles public schools

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

For 23 years after L.A. schools started conducting random weapons checks on students, not a single parent complained, according to leaders at the Los Angeles Unified School District. The policy was instituted after a gun brought to school in 1993 by a 15-year-old accidentally discharged, killing...

New Mexico Publication: 'Water Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty - How Can Our Water Laws & Policies Better Support Water Resilience?'

last monthUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This publication from the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (NMWRRI) is the report of a conference held in October 2014 by the University of New Mexico's Utton Transboundary Resources Center. It reports on ideas for improving New Mexico water law and policy. Some of the ideas might be appropriate...

Study Finds State Oil Cos More Prone to Corruption

“Bribes to high government officials are more likely when contract awarding authority is vested in opaque institutions,” said Paasha Mahdavi, an assistant professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

DFAT Secretary Peter Varghese on deep policy thinking in Australia

Yesterday the outgoing secretary for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Varghese, delivered a fascinating and candid lecture at the Institute for Public Administration on the state of the public service and of public policy analysis in Australia. Show More Summary

Hispanic Voters Will Decide Bernie Sanders’s Fate in California

Three recent surveys from highly rated polling firms (Marist College, Field and Public Policy Institute of California) show Bernie Sanders just 2 points behind Hillary Clinton in California. Clinton is ahead by double digits, however, in other polls, including one that has her up by 18 percentage points. It’s making for another confusing finish in […]

It Starts to Get Interesting in the Golden State

[guest post by JVW] Both Fox News and the Sacramento Bee are reporting on the latest Public Policy Institute of California poll that shows Hillary! Rodham Clinton, the Once and Future Inevitable Next President of the United States, with a slim 46% – 44% lead over Socialist senator Bernard Sanders of lily-white Vermont in the […]

When doing causal inference, define your treatment decision and then consider the consequences that flow from it

Danielle Fumia writes: I am a research at the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, and I work on research estimating the effect of college attendance on earnings. Many studies that examine the effect of attending college on earnings control for college degree receipt and work experience. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders is running neck and neck with Hillary Clinton in the last major primary battle

Sen. Bernie Sanders appears to be closing in on Hillary Clinton in California, which holds the last major battle of the presidential primaries early next month. A new Public Policy Institute survey of California released Thursday found...Show More Summary

Poll finds Clinton, Sanders virtually tied in California

California is anyone’s game on the Democratic side, according to a new Public Policy Institute of California survey.        

Sanders Closes in on Clinton Ahead of California Primary

What once looked like a knockout for the Clinton camp is now a statistical tie. Just two weeks before California voters cast their ballots for the Democratic primary, a Public Policy Institute of California poll shows Hillary Clinton’s once-formidable lead against rival Bernie Sanders has eroded to a statistical dead heat. Show More Summary

Sanders Closes the Gap In California

A new Public Policy Institute of California poll finds Hillary Clinton just ahead of Bernie Sanders in the California Democratic primary, 46% to 44%.

California Up for Grabs, Poll Finds, as Clinton and Sanders Battle

The poll by the Public Policy Institute of California showed Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders among likely voters, 46 percent to 44 percent.

If Black Lives Matter, Then Black Votes Count

The California Community Foundation and Public Policy Institute of California hosted an annual Speakership Series on California's Future last week in Los Angeles. Attendees heard about California Secretary of State Alex Padilla's vigorous...Show More Summary

The Truth About Homophobia In The Black Community

The general public may have been surprised by the results of a survey released by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), which found that African Americans overwhelmingly support policies that promote greater equality for LGBT people. Show More Summary

Clinton: Cap Child Care Costs at 10 Percent of Family Income

A 2015 analysis by the Economic Policy Institute found that in 33 states and Washington, D.C., child care costs were higher than the average cost of in-state tuition at public universities. The post Clinton: Cap Child Care Costs at 10 Percent of Family Income appeared first on Rewire.

Starbucks, Barnes & Noble Join Target In Instituting Trans-Friendly Bathroom Policies

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Companies join Target in its commitment to supporting trans rights in public bathrooms.

Understanding the UK’s Capacity Market

According to a new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) the UK’s government capacity market is not working. With a consultation from the UK Department of Energy and Climage Change (DECC) just finished, Byron Orme explains what the capacity market was supposed to achieve.

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