NCPA: Daily Policy Digest 2-5-2010

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Daily Policy Digest

Friday, February 5, 2010

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State and Local Issues

THE NEW JERSEY EXIT

At one time in the not-too-distant past, New Jersey was by some measures the wealthiest state in the country, however, wealth is now fleeing at an alarming rate, say observers...

BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER ON WEALTH AND PHILANTHROPY/INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY

Health Issues

WHAT COSTS $282 MILLION AN HOUR?

Government health programs are a growing burden on the federal budget, which is running annual deficits of more than $1 trillion, and rising health costs continue to batter private industry, say federal actuaries...

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Health Issues

WHAT HAPPENS IF NOTHING HAPPENS TO HEALTH CARE?

Without some big change, health care will amount to 19.3 percent of gross domestic product by 2019, predicts the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

WALL STREET JOURNAL/URBAN INSTITUTE

Health Issues

MICHIGAN TAXPAYERS SPEND $2 BILLION FOR TEACHERS' HEALTH CARE

Moving all Michigan public school employees into a state-run high-deductible Health Savings Account plan would save the state $451 million in the first year and roughly $26 billion over the next decade, according to the Mackinac Center...

HEARTLAND INSTITUTE

Education Issues

A CRITICAL ELEMENT OF REFORM OF MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) have not established a trust fund, nor built up any assets whatsoever to pay its promised retiree benefits, say observers...

WISCONSIN POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE/ MCKINSEY & CO.

Economic Issues

GOVERNMENT UNIONS WIN, YOU LOSE

Government unions have not only avoided contraction in the struggling economy, but have actually managed to grow instead, says Conn Carroll, Assistant Director for the Heritage Foundation's Strategic Communications...

HERITAGE FOUNDATION

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NCPA Events

Mitt Romney - Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts and Republican Candidate for President of the United States, will discuss his new book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness as a part of the Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series.

Philip K. Howard - Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Philip Howard, Chairman of Common Good and legal and regulatory reform advisor to former Vice President Al Gore and others, will discuss his book Life Without Lawyers: Restoring Responsibility in America as a part of the NCPA Economic Policy Forum and Author Series.

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