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Guaranteed Volatility: Pension Costs and State and Local Staffing Levels

Stephen Eide
April 12, 2016

America’s ongoing debate over public pension reform has mainly focused on benefit levels. But equally important is how governments finance pension benefits.

Easy Access, Quality Care: The Role for Retail Health Clinics in New York

Paul Howard
February 16, 2011

Beginning in 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in March 2010, is expected to significantly extend health-insurance coverage in New York by increasing Medicaid en

Expanding America's Petroleum Power

Mark Mills
February 10, 2016

There has never been a more opportune time for America to capture the geopolitical “soft power” benefits from greater oil production and exports.

Fracking, Not Solar Power, Is Reducing U.S. Carbon-Dioxide Emissions

Oren Cass
February 2, 2016

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have fallen significantly since their peak in 2007—more than in any other country.

Narrowing the Charter-Enrollment Gap: Denver's Common-Enrollment System

Marcus A. Winters
December 9, 2015

The proportion of students in charters with classifications that suggest that they are difficult to educate—such as students with disabilities, those who are not proficient in English, and those wh

What Works: English-Language Learning in America (Civic Report No. 105)

Tamar Jacoby
December 1, 2015

Abundant research demonstrates the benefits of learning English—for educational attainment, employment, earnings, homeownership, civic participation, and naturalization.

The Limits of Retrenchment: The Politics of Pension Reform

Daniel DiSalvo
September 1, 2015

The Great Recession sparked a powerful movement to rein in public-employee pension systems across the United States.

Fracking, Not Solar Power, Is Reducing U.S. Carbon-Dioxide Emissions

Oren Cass
November 18, 2015

Testimony before the Senate and Environment and Publci Works Committee detailing how for all the support solar power recieves it has done little or nothing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while

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