Alaska Policy Forum has assembled a page of resources with FAQs and publications from nationally recognized organizations.
The Governor wants suggestions. Here’s one: Continue to require that departments prioritize their programs.
How can we make schools better for all kids? The first step might be untying the hands of schools that are already effective.
Massachusetts has attempted to lead the push for renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. The state currently offers over 25 unique mandates, programs and incentives to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Since all of these mandates, programs and incentives attempt to influence the behavior of utilities, consumers and businesses they incur costs.
The state of Ohio has a program option called DROP that allows public employees (police officers, firefighters) to “double dip” on their pensions. This report from the Buckeye Institute explains why the program matters to the individual Ohio citizen, and specifically how the system should be changed.
Grace-Marie Turner thinks the Health Care Reform legislation passed earlier this year is unraveling. Here are her reasons why.
The passage of health care reform earlier in 2010 brought with it significant expansions in Medicaid, the joint State/Federal welfare program administered by the states. Even though the federal government will be picking up the tab for the first few years, ultimately, the states will find the share they are required to pay unaffordable.
NCPA’s Unfunded Liabilities report takes a sobering look at state pension plans. Alaska’s unfunded liabilities are 42% of the state’s GDP.
(Heritage Foundation) With Bush-Era tax cuts set to expire and the new health care law ready to start collecting, The Heritage Foundation takes an indepth look at the general financial health of the country in the coming years.
(CNSNews) Taxpayers have spent over $9 million to advertise work sites for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. Read the article <here>
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or the recent health care law, was rushed through the political process touted as deficit neutral legislation. One of the of the ways it was supposed to pay for itself was through cuts in other programs.
Los Angeles has released a report on job creation/retention directly related to the recent stimulus package. $111 million dollars has provided only 55 employees with continued employment.
Sin taxes and cuts to the Anchorage Police Department dominated public forums for the Municipality of Anchorage Fiscal Year 2012 budget.
$578 million dollar schools, school districts building when in $640 million dollar deficits, and less than half of students graduating high school sum up L.A. county, a perfect candidate for school choice.
(Heritage Foundation) Light is shed on more benefits of charter schools with the publication of a recent DOE report, which also shows an overwhelming support for the system by parents. The Heritage Foundation summarizes and reflects on the report and its findings.
(NCPA) With examples from Massachusetts’ “Commonwealth Connector” law and California’s proposed health care exchange, NCPA explains one of the new health care law’s requirements and what it means to you.