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Record-High 60% of Californians Say They Pay Too Much Tax

Ahead of the April 15 tax deadline, a record-high 60% of Californians say that they pay "much more" or "somewhat more" in taxes than they should, according to a recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) (and noted by John Seiler of Calwatchdog.org and Stephen Frank of CApoliticalnews.com). Show More Summary

Term Limit Support "Overwhelming"

Over 78% of voters strongly favor or somewhat favor term limts: A new poll released by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute shows there's very little opposition to term limits in Illinois.In fact, 61 percent of those polled strongly...Show More Summary

Biggs Presents The Risk to State and Local Budgets Posed by Public Employee Pensions Today at NYU

Andrew Biggs (American Enterprise Institute) presents The Risk to State and Local Budgets Posed by Public Employee Pensions at NYU today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Daniel Shaviro and Alan Auerbach: State and local government employee pension plans fund guaranteed retirement benefit using portfolios of...

Majority of CA Residents Willing to Pay More for Water

The Public Policy Institute of California’s (PPIC) latest poll reveals that 60% of adults and 50% of likely voters would approve even the most expensive proposal to solve the problems caused by the water drought. An $11.1 billion bond...Show More Summary

He’s a man, with a plan, got a counterfeit dollar in his hand

I wouldn't underestimate @neelkashkari. — Charles Lane (@ChuckLane1) February 7, 2014 A new Public Policy Institute of California poll finds Gov. Jerry Brown (D) leading the race for governor with 47%, followed by Tim Donnelly (R) at 10% and Neel Kashkari (R) and Andrew Blount (R) at just 2%. I have a colleague who is [Read more...]

The real military game-changer: Hypersonic weapons 101

[youtube:8vp-XDVauic] Harry Kazianis, a non-resident Senior Fellow at the China Policy Institute (University of Nottingham) and Managing Editor of the Washington, DC-based international affairs publication The National Interest interviewed...Show More Summary

Nancy Staudt Named Dean at Washington University (St. Louis)

Tax Prof Nancy Staudt, Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Edward G. Lewis Chair in Law and Public Policy, and Academic Director, The Schwarzenegger Institute at USC Gould School of Law, has been named dean of the Washington University School of Law, effective May 15. She also will become...

Governments as Partners in Innovation

This past Thursday, His Excellency Manuel Sager, Switzerland's ambassador to the United States, and his wife Christine, hosted an Institute for Education Public Policy Salon, "Trickle-up Innovation: How Governments Can Support Grassroots Science and Technology" (some photos from the event are at the bottom of this post). Show More Summary

Here's a Stupid Poll

Illinois is "divided" claims the poll: Illinois voters still have mixed opinions about gun rights, according to new data released Monday by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University.Numbers from the poll, taken Feb. Show More Summary

CT’s governor makes $150K, ranking him 1,379th among state employees

By Staff | Yankee Institute EAST HARTFORD — Gov. Dan Malloy was Connecticut’s 1,379th highest paid state employee in 2013 according to new data compiled by the Yankee Institute for Public Policy for its online transparency database CTSunlight.org. Show More Summary

As Affordable Care Act is about to launch, many Texans are struggling to pay for health service

Many Texans were struggling to pay for basic health services on the eve of the launch of the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a report released by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation. Show More Summary

Mourning the loss of Alain Dang

Post by Jason Cianciotto, MPA Director, Public Policy, GMHC Our movement for LGBT equality has lost a fierce and dedicated advocate. Alain Dang, a former Policy Analyst at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute and a fierce leader in the Asian and Pacific-Islander (API) community, has passed away at age 37. After earning his […]

Full Planet, Empty Plates, Chapter 6. Peak Water and Food Scarcity

Editor’s note: We’re proud to support the Earth Policy Institute’s online publication of Lester Brown’s book Full Planet, Empty Plates by publishing selections from the book. If you missed other installments, you can find them here; we’ll add new ones every couple of weeks. Show More Summary

The Common Coring of Private Schools

Jason Bedrick Today, the Fordham Institute released a “policy toolkit” proposing private schools be required to administer state tests to all students participating in a school choice program, and publicize the results. Private schools that the state deemed persistently underperforming would be expelled from the program. Show More Summary

Take Action: Indiana Lawmakers to Consider Marriage Amendment — Again

Indiana lawmakers are facing a critical vote on whether to allow the people to decide the definition of marriage. Ryan McCann, director of operations and public policy at the Indiana Family Institute, is hopeful lawmakers will approve the amendment. “The odds are pretty good,” he told CitizenLink. Show More Summary

7 world-class cities riding tall in bike-share boom, solving 'the last mile' without cars

New York (December 5, 2013)—Seven cities can boast of world-class bike-share systems, according to a new publication by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) that identifies the best practices embraced by these cities. Show More Summary

Roundup: News You Need to Know, Fri., Nov. 17th

Community Colleges in California Failing to Graduate Students A new report by the Public Policy Institute of California finds that Californias community colleges are not doing enough to retain students through graduation. Of students...Show More Summary

The 2013 HOPE Institute: A Fellow’s Story

What does it mean to have hope? For me, hope is about everyday people who want to bring change to American public policy. I believe in the progressive message embodied by the Democratic Party and President Obama. Barack Obama inspires me because he works to create a better America for people like me. Show More Summary

Steamboat Institute Fellowship For Tony Blankley

The Steamboat Institute, a leading non-profit conservative organization based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, launched a new academic fellowship, “The Tony Blankley Chair for Public Policy and American Exceptionalism,” named after the late conservative columnist and pundit, Tony Blankley. Show More Summary

Don't Forget the Facts If You Want to Raise Taxes on the Rich

In a recent Economic Policy Institute paper, Thomas Hungerford discussed public opinion on taxes and some proposals to reform the tax system. While this specific series is called a Fact Sheet, there is an important fact that Hungerford...Show More Summary

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