Save Taxpayers Tens of Billions of Dollars: End Government-Sector Collective BargainingPosted on January 24, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Nick Dranias
Civil servants should serve the public. Honest politicians must end policies and agreements that put their interests and those of government employees ahead of those of citizens at large. This report shows how.
Investing in Arizona: How the Legislature Can Get Arizona's Economy Moving Again by Reducing the Barriers to Investment and Job CreationPosted on January 19, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Stephen Slivinski
Recent polling shows that Americans’ number one concern about the economy is unemployment and the future of job growth. With Arizona’s unemployment rate at 9%, the need to set the stage for private sector growth is critical and job number one for policymakers.
States must protect the health care freedom of their citizens by saying no to federal health insurance exchangesPosted on January 17, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Diane Cohen
On November 14, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review of the 26-state lawsuit against the President’s healthcare law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Court granted 5 ½ hours for oral argument, including 2 hours of argument on the individual mandate and 1 ½ hours on severability, which addresses whether, in the event the mandate is found unconstitutional, the entire Act must be stricken as well.
The Missing Reform: Regulatory Tax CreditsPosted on November 09, 2011 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Nick Dranias
Federal regulations have been estimated to cost $1.75 trillion per year, which is roughly 14 percent of total national income. All of these incredibly costly regulations slow economic activity and prevent the creation of jobs and wealth. Unfortunately, efforts to rein in excessive regulations have proven inadequate. But there is a powerful way to give government the missing incentive it needs—the regulatory tax credit
Ten Reasons Why Arizona Must Reject Health Insurance ExchangesPosted on November 04, 2011 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Diane Cohen
States will not be able to maintain any meaningful control or "flexibility" by establishing a health insurance exchange. Likewise, any state that establishes an exchange will be enforcing the individual mandate.