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Stanford Study Reveals California Pensions Underfunded By $1 Trillion Or $93k Per Household

Earlier today the Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy highlighted an updated pension study, released by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, which revealed some fairly startling realities about California's public pension underfunding levels. Show More Summary

Strategy for the Trump administration to expand the role of tax-exempt hospitals

(George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health) A new report recommends that the Trump Administration take action to revise existing Internal Revenue Service policies governing community benefit spending by tax-exempt hospitals in order to encourage greater hospital involvement in activities that can improve health on a community-wide basis.

Lacking Funding and Data, Gun Policy Researchers Soldier On

Every year, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control allocate more than $35 billion to researchers to study diseases, treatments and public health. But there's one public health concern that hasn't received...Show More Summary

Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand up

From immigration to the role of international institutions, Trump appears to maintain “both a public and a private position" on key foreign policy issues. The post Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand up appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

How ACOs are trying to improve patients' health by addressing nonmedical needs

(The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice) In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley investigated...Show More Summary

Medicaid policies that help smokers quit also save on health care costs

(George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health) Medicaid policies that require patients to go for tobacco-cessation counseling before they get a nicotine patch or some other type of anti- smoking drug actually lead to a reduction in the use of such medication, according to a new study. Show More Summary

Police body cameras capture hours and hours of footage with no national consensus on how to release it

At least 21 states have instituted policies that range from treating body camera footage like other public records to imposing outright bans on releasing footage. Continue reading ? The post Police body cameras capture hours and hours of footage with no national consensus on how to release it appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Why does Krugman hold Clinton and her campaign harmless for the public’s cluelessness about Trump’s policy agenda vs. her own?

PHILADELPHIA — On Wednesday night, the Harvard Institute of Politics pulled together a focus group of eight millennial voters from the Philadelphia area, and a small group of journalists watched. One of the millennials supported the Green Party presidential candidacy of Jill Stein. The rest professed to be totally undecided — despondent about the election, offended […]

New report: Almost two-thirds of Texans have stable health insurance

(Rice University) Almost two-thirds of Texans ages 18 to 64 stayed insured with health care coverage during the past 12 months, according to a new report released today by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation.

Tuesday Watch

Evening Headlines Bloomberg: Japan Coalition Leader Says BOJ’s Negative Rates Stir Confusion. The Bank of Japan’s negative interest rate policy has stirred confusion among financial institutions and the public, the party leader of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s junior coalition partner said in an interview in Tokyo. Show More Summary

The Central Role of Religion in Diplomacy

Secretary Kerry acknowledged in his remarks on religion and diplomacy at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy that "Religion today remains deeply consequential, affecting the values, the actions, the choices, the worldview of people in every walk of life on every continent." 

The 9 fastest-growing cities in the US

In the wake of the Great Recession and the subsequent uneven recovery, some US cities have grown faster than others. To track where urban economic growth is happening, nonprofit public policy organization Brookings Institution launched...Show More Summary

Cracks showing in Germany's fragile truce with the ECB

"The big challenge for Mario Draghi will be to prepare the Bundestag and German public for a further easing of monetary policy," said Marcel Fratzscher, head of the DIW economic institute and a former senior official at the ECB. That message is unlikely to go down well in Berlin. Show More Summary

The pound is tumbling (USD, DXY, JPY, NZD, NOK)

The British pound is tumbling. The currency is down by 0.9% at 1.2962 against the dollar as of 7:28 a.m. ET. Earlier in the day, data from the Institute for Public Policy Research showed that jobs openings in the finance industry inShow More Summary

Q&A: Pulling Back the Curtain on Education Philanthropy

Peter Smith, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan public policy professor, Megan Tompkins-Stange Private foundations give millions of dollars to public education every year, but these powerful institutions typically...Show More Summary

Brexit: NHS Would 'Collapse' If EU Workers Left, Report Warns

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

The U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) would collapse without its 57,000 employees from the European Union, according to a report published Thursday. The report by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) coincided with the first...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: A Deeper Look At Utilities – Arizona Public Service

Arizona Public Service Company/Pinnacle West Nancy LaPlaca, July 2016 (Energy and Policy Institute) Summary Despite the fact that Arizona is the sunniest state in the U.S., it is falling far behind on solar installations, and by the close of 2015, had fallen from 2nd in total U.S. Show More Summary

Economics think tank: Teachers screwed as their pay keeps falling behind that of comparable workers

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

x Embedded Content [Use the graphic’s scroll bar to see all the states.] The liberal Economic Policy Institute published a white paper Tuesday showing that in “2015, public school teachers’ weekly wages were 17.0 percent lower than those...Show More Summary

Will Happer Drills For Support With Lamar Smith, Ted Cruz And Texas Public Policy Foundation

Attachment Size Annotated TPPF Crossroads agenda 496.49 KB PART 1. Inside the machinery of doubt - money, think tanks, politicians and “experts” all agree in TexasWill Happer rebranded part of the George C. Marshall Institute ( GMI )...Show More Summary

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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