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Sep 28, 2015, 13:05 ET

PPI Releases Fourth Annual Report Ranking U.S. Companies Investing in America's Future

The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today released a new report, "U.S. Investment Heroes of 2015: Why Innovation Drives Investment," ranking the...

Sep 24, 2015, 08:55 ET
Inclusionary housing, requiring affordability in new residential development, reduces economic segregation, says Lincoln Institute report

Report: Amid rapid gentrification, inclusionary housing can reduce segregation

Inclusionary housing, a policy by which developers provide for the construction of affordable housing, can be used effectively to reduce economic...

Sep 22, 2015, 18:45 ET

Sec. Kerry Urged to Inform FDA to Conform with US Position & Minamata Convention to Reduce Amalgam

 Sixty health, consumer and environmental groups from the US and around the world recently wrote a letter urging Secretary of State John Kerry...

Sep 17, 2015, 09:06 ET

Addressing the Health and Housing Needs of Minnesota's Growing Senior Population

 Research shows that Minnesota's older adult population (those 65 years of age and older) will more than double between 2010 and 2030. And 70...

Sep 16, 2015, 17:27 ET

Women Will Not See Equal Pay with Men until 2059, One Year Longer than Previously Projected

 A fact sheet by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) uses updated data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau to chart the...

Sep 16, 2015, 11:07 ET

Is there a constitutional right to own a home or a pet? Many Americans don't know

 One American in three says that the Bill of Rights guarantees the right to own your own home, while one in four thinks that it guarantees...

Sep 08, 2015, 16:09 ET

University of Maryland Research Report Addresses Federal Acquisitions

In order to achieve acquisition reform, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) must address challenges in four areas: what is acquired (the requirements...

Sep 08, 2015, 10:41 ET

CIA releases files about Illegal weapons-grade uranium diversions from US to Israel - IRmep

The Central Intelligence Agency released 130 pages of reports, memos and other files about the 1960s diversion of weapons-grade uranium to Israel...

Sep 03, 2015, 11:44 ET
BPC Issues Iran Deal Timeline for Major Provisions

BPC Issues Iran Deal Timeline for Major Provisions

 The Bipartisan Policy Center on Thursday issued an Iran Deal Timeline which shows how key components of the agreement will look after...

Sep 03, 2015, 10:55 ET
BPC: Business Can Help Bridge the Infrastructure Gap

Matching Private Investors to Infrastructure Projects

 How will the U.S. pay for critical infrastructure projects necessary for strengthening regional economic activity? That's the topic of...

Sep 01, 2015, 10:23 ET
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New UMD Study Finds that after Weighing Options, Majority of Americans Approve Iran Nuclear Deal

A majority of a national citizen advisory panel, made up of a representative sample of American registered voters,...

Sep 01, 2015, 07:45 ET
Research published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy shows inequities and unintended consequences as a result of Colorado's Taxpayer Bill of Rights property tax limit initiative.

Colorado tax limits have led to inequities, unintended consequences in school funding

 Tax and expenditure limits enacted as part of a 1992 voter initiative have led to inconsistent and unequal property tax burdens in Colorado,...

Aug 28, 2015, 14:22 ET
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CBO: President's Immigration Proposal Would Reduce Deficit by $173 billion

President Obama's Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget includes an immigration proposal, based largely on the bill passed by the Senate in 2013,...

Aug 26, 2015, 12:23 ET

Unionized Women Earn More than Nonunionized Women in Every U.S. State

A new briefing paper released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that women represented by a union in the United States earn...

Aug 25, 2015, 15:35 ET

"EPA Police" Give Your Lawn Mower a Pat Down

 The Environmental Policy Alliance is launching a new ad today pushing back against the Environmental Protection Agency's...

Aug 25, 2015, 14:42 ET
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Bell: CBO Debt Limit Projection Consistent with BPC's Analysis

The Congressional Budget Office report today on its budget and economic outlook contained a projection that...

Aug 25, 2015, 12:17 ET

New Report Finds that Post-Katrina Disaster Recovery Policies Largely Ignored the Needs of Black Women from New Orleans' Public Housing Buildings

 In advance of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans, the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR)...

Aug 24, 2015, 12:33 ET
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy announced a campaign to promote Municipal Fiscal Health, to help struggling cities provide basic services

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Launches Campaign to Promote Municipal Fiscal Health

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy today launched a multi-year campaign to promote Municipal Fiscal Health in the U.S. and worldwide, to help...

Aug 21, 2015, 11:25 ET
BPC Debuts New Iran Vote Tracker

BPC Debuts New Iran Vote Tracker

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will be tracking votes of members of Congress on the Iran deal through its newly-launched Iran vote...

Aug 18, 2015, 08:09 ET
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BPC's Theresa Cardinal Brown: Balanced Immigration Reform Proposals Can Grow Economy

Immigration reform that includes only strict enforcement without addressing other aspects of the system would stifle the American economy, says...