Lawsky to Banks: Speed Up Payments Innovation — Or Else

Financial Reform / News December 18, 2014
Benjamin Lawsky, New York's top financial regulator, sharply criticized banks for their failure to speed up the payment system, warning that the government may step in if they continue to lag behind.

New York Regulator Outlines Changes to Bitcoin Rules

Financial Reform / News December 18, 2014
New York State’s proposed Bitcoin regulations are coming into sharper focus.

New York Tries Again on Bitcoin Licensing

Financial Reform / News December 18, 2014
New York’s top financial regulator on Thursday unveiled a significantly modified plan to regulate digital-currency firms after his initial attempt drew fire from bitcoin entrepreneurs who said it would harm innovation.

Where corporate tax reform will go next year

Economy / News December 16, 2014
“There is bipartisan support for making changes to the corporate income-tax code,” says Bill Hoagland of the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Think tank proposes 40 options to change ethanol mandate

Energy / News December 16, 2014
“Given the technical complexity and political intensity of the RFS debate, BPC decided to craft a set of detailed policy options rather than propose a single package of improvements,” BPC president Jason Grumet said in a statement.

BPC report examines 40 possible options to reform RFS

Energy / News December 16, 2014
“We found a lot of people were laying out lists of problems, and wanted to start discussing possible solutions,” BPC Senior Policy Analyst Scott McKee said hours before the report was released.

Budget Battle Is Likely to Heat Up Next Year

Economy / News December 15, 2014
“This is the great vulnerability of the Republican party,” said Steve Bell, a former Republican staff director of the Senate Budget Committee, now the senior director of economic policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Bill Frist: Time to advance a new oversight framework for health IT

Health / News December 11, 2014

Innovations in digital technology have changed the way we live our everyday lives, and we are finally, just now, seeing them change the way that we deliver health care and manage our own health.

GOP gains put nuclear power back on the table

Energy / News December 6, 2014
“I believe that you’re going to find that the Republicans will certainly look more supportive and be more supportive of nuclear,” said Tim Frazier, director of the nuclear waste project at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Ex-Senate leaders explain why Congress can’t get things done

Governance / News December 5, 2014
Two former Senate majority leaders agree that it’s harder to get things done in Congress these days — in part because the institution is now so transparent.