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New York’s Free-Tuition Law Redefines the Idea of Universal College Access

This story produced by the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Earlier this month, New York became the first state to enact legislation making public colleges and universities tuition-free for low- and middle-income students. Show More Summary

Report: Robots to take one in three UK jobs, requiring billions for retraining

More than 10 million jobs will be automated out of existence over the next two decades, and the poor will be hurt the most, the Institute for Public Policy Research said in a new report. The robots are coming, said the report from the...Show More Summary

Medicaid expansion led to dramatic insurance gains for poor, childless adults

Meanwhile, back in the world in which smart, forward-looking public policy actually makes a difference in people's lives, an Urban Institute study shows the positive results in Obamacare's first two years—just in Medicaid expansion. The...Show More Summary

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The 2015 Washington State Legislature directed the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) to complete an evaluation of the College Bound Scholarship

Rent Control Makes For Good Politics And Bad Economics

Authored by Gary Galles via The Mises Institute, One needn’t read very much about public policy before coming across some statement to the effect that “bad economics makes good politics.” This statement is clearly untrue when good politics is defined as furthering mutually beneficial arrangements, as good economics is central to that task. Show More Summary

City business and civic leaders launch effort to increase voter turnout

City business and civic leaders will harness private-sector energy as part of a new initiative to improve voter turnout. The Drum Major Institute, a public policy organization formed by Martin... To view the full story, click the title link.

4 ways to help care for your aging parents, spouse with tech

Nearly 90% of people over 65 want to stay at home as long as they are able, according to a research report by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the AARP Public Policy Institute.        

Biden Institute launched at University of Delaware

2 months agoNews : The Cutline

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is hoping a new public policy institute bearing his name will foster civic engagement and promote a spirit of bipartisanship.

Rice's Baker Institute receives $3.2 million grant to study effects of US tax and spending policies

(Rice University) Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to fund a program to examine the dynamic effects of major fiscal policies. Given theShow More Summary

Demonstrators Descend On Dianne Feinstein Event To Protest Her Absence From Town Halls

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

SAN FRANCISCO ? Protesters upset with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for not hosting a public town hall meeting during this week’s congressional recess demonstrated at her appearance at the Public Policy Institute of California onShow More Summary

Ignorance in the Face of Facts

A recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California reveals how the spread of misinformation through social media has contributed to the inability of Americans to distinguish fact from fiction. The survey asked people in California to identify the largest areas of state spending. Show More Summary

Ten Great Economic Myths

Authored by Murray Rothbard via The Mises Institute, Our country is beset by a large number of economic myths that distort public thinking on important problems and lead us to accept unsound and dangerous government policies. Here are...Show More Summary

Policy Options Article on Faulty Logic of Sexual Assault Trials

Policy Options, the online journal produced by the Montreal-based Institute for Research on Public Policy, has just published an article entitled Tracking the faulty logic of sexual assault trials:"We’re mining Canadian court transcripts...Show More Summary

Britain will spend 6 times more per person on transport in London than the rest of England

Londoners will receive £1,500 more per person in transport investment than those living in the rest of England over the next five years, according to a policy group for the north of England. A report by IPPR (Institute for Public Policy...Show More Summary

Big Oil takes energy message to Super Bowl LI viewers

Petroleum Institute has spent considerably in recent years advocating public policies in support of oil and natural gas at a time of heightened public concern over climate change and growing interest in cleaner forms of energy.     ...

This Is a Video of White Nationalist Richard Spencer Getting Punched in the Face

3 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Richard Bertrand Spencer, the white nationalist head of National Policy Institute, is one of the leading figures of the alt-right movement. His defunct publication Alternative Right, once published an essay titled “Is Black GenocideShow More Summary

New York Democrats Move to Protect Reproductive Rights From Trump

Advocates at the New York-based public policy organization, the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH), said the public should not “rely solely on federal protections to ensure residents’ basic rights." The post New York Democrats Move to Protect Reproductive Rights From Trump appeared first on Rewire.

Rice's Baker Institute releases policy recommendations for the Trump administration

(Rice University) Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has released policy recommendations for President-elect Donald Trump's administration, which includes science and health care.

Calculating the Full Cost of Electricity—From Power Plant to Wall Socket

An interdisciplinary initiative of the Energy Institute aims to inform public policy discussion with comprehensive analysis and data

Henry A. Giroux on Trump’s Cabinet: A Church of Neoliberal Evangelicals

4 months agoNews : Truthdig

Donald Trump’s appointments “are indicative of forthcoming policy decisions that will increase the attack on democratic institutions and public goods,” says Giroux.

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