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New York’s Free College Plan: Benefits and Shortcomings

Kenneth Megan / Blog September 7, 2017

New York’s “Excelsior Scholarship” program has admirable goals but also several drawbacks that have stirred up controversy.

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Asset Inventories: First Step to Modernizing Infrastructure

Jake Varn / Blog June 6, 2017

State and local governments should be developing life-cycle asset inventories to improve the opportunities of leveraging private resources.

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What We’re Reading in Infrastructure, August 10

Infrastructure / Blog August 11, 2015

The staff of BPC’s Executive Council on Infrastructure share some recent publications, speeches, and testimony relevant to infrastructure policy and finance.

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New Deferred Action Statistics May Hold Key Implications for Future Legalization

Lazaro Zamora / Blog May 20, 2014

Last Thursday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released updated data on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. According to the new data, USCIS has approved over 550,000 applications, representing 86 percent of applications accepted for review. Based on estimates of the eligible population, this accounts for more than half of DACA-eligible unauthorized immigrants.

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What We’re Reading in Financial Regulatory Reform, March 28

Finance / Blog March 28, 2014

We hope that you enjoy the following selection of readings this weekend. As always, the views expressed in these articles do not necessarily represent the views of the initiative, its co-chairs, task force members or the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)….

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What We’re Reading in Financial Regulatory Reform, February 28

Finance / Blog February 28, 2014

It has been a busy couple of weeks with a lot of new material to read. We hope that you enjoy the following selection of readings. With a focus on international banking given the Fed’s foreign banking organization (FBO) rule…

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The National Flood Insurance Program Still Requires Reform

Brian Collins, Shai Akabas / Blog January 23, 2014

In July 2012, Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Biggert-Waters), which increases the premiums charged by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This moves the program towards charging all policyholders actuarially-fair, unsubsidized premiums – a recommendation…

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