The Political Obstacles to Immigration Reform

Theresa Cardinal Brown October 21, 2016

Getting immigration legislation to the president’s desk will require overcoming several political obstacles that have doomed reform attempts in the past.

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Presidential Candidates Dodge Debt Elephant in the Room—Again

Steve Bell, Ben Ritz October 20, 2016

Driven by demographics and a historically slow recovery, America finds itself reaching debt levels unparalleled in seven decades.

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How Colorado Is Modernizing Its Infrastructure

Jake Varn October 19, 2016

Local and state officials have demonstrated an ability to leverage private sector innovation to efficiently and reliably deliver needed projects.

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Paying for Performance in Higher Education

Kenneth Megan, Jake Varn October 13, 2016

Many states have reformed their financing systems for public universities to encourage schools to double down on helping their students graduate on time.

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Leaked Border Report Shows Need for Better Metrics

Theresa Cardinal Brown October 12, 2016

In absolute numbers, those who escaped apprehension declined from 1.7 million in 2005 to approximately 170,000 in 2015 by the report’s estimates.

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Legal Experts Weigh in on the Clean Power Plan’s Day in Court

Erin Smith October 11, 2016

The event was part of an ongoing series exploring the challenges, benefits, and details of regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

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The House GOP Alternative to the Federal Insurance Office

Justin Schardin October 5, 2016

The legislation would create a new office that would be both less powerful, and in some ways more independent, than the two entities it would succeed.

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New Legislation Looks to Expand Access to Retirement Plans

Shai Akabas October 4, 2016

One-third of Americans working in the private sector lack access to a retirement plan at work, a disproportionate share of which are employed by smaller businesses.

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Containing the Growth of Health Care Costs

Ben Ritz October 3, 2016

While the recession slowed the growth in federal health spending, it is beginning to increase once again—this time as a result of the aging population.

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Temporary Worker Programs: Stumbling Blocks to a Stronger Workforce

Hunter Hallman October 3, 2016

Temporary visa reform may be an excellent place to start if the next president is looking for bipartisan support to spur momentum on moving legislation through Congress.

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