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May 01, 2015, 00:01 ET

Toxic Chemicals in Clothing, Cookware, Food Packaging and Other Everyday Products

 "Stain-resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal" is how journalist Callie Lyons refers to a chemical called C8 found in the bodies of nearly...

Apr 30, 2015, 12:58 ET
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NCPA Forms Economic Taskforce to Analyze 2008 Crash

 The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) today launched the Financial Crisis Initiative, a coalition of top economic experts who will...

Apr 30, 2015, 07:05 ET
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Leading U.S. Companies and BPC Launch "Building Better Health: Physical Activity Challenge"

 Today, the CEO Council on Health and Innovation and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) invited U.S. companies to join them in improving the...

Apr 28, 2015, 11:19 ET

Huckabee Policy Solutions Supreme Court Brief Says President, Congress Can Defy Justices

A U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief filed for today's oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges is available online along with links to resources on...

Apr 20, 2015, 10:51 ET
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Restrictive Drug Plan Regulations Will Hurt Patients

Increasing unnecessary regulations on drug plans could inflict higher costs on the 220 million Americans who get their medications through a...

Apr 20, 2015, 06:55 ET
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BPC Launches "Healthy Congress Index"

The new Congress is showing signs of life after its first three months in session, according to the inaugural quarterly installment of the...

Apr 17, 2015, 08:50 ET

Lincoln Institute at American Planning Association National Planning Conference in Seattle

Preparing for the impacts of climate change, regeneration in Legacy Cities, and the expanding use of scenario planning tools will be among the...

Apr 14, 2015, 11:19 ET

Nearly Twice as Many Women as Men Work in Occupations with Poverty Wages

On Equal Pay Day, the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) released new analysis finding that women earn less than men in...

Apr 14, 2015, 09:25 ET
Planning for States and Nation-States, published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, examines high-level planning in the U.S. and Europe

Climate Change, Infrastructure, Social Equity Bolstered by National and State-Level Planning Yet Most Land Use Decision-Making Remains Local, New Lincoln Institute Research Finds

Planning at the state and national level leads to more efficient investments in infrastructure, better resilience in the face of climate change,...

Apr 14, 2015, 08:30 ET

New Monthly from Policy & Medicine Helps Demystify Life Science Compliance

 In today's highly regulated healthcare environment, commercial compliance has become among the most pressing topics on the minds of...

Apr 13, 2015, 11:57 ET
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3rd International Conference on Economics, Politics, and Security of China and the USA: "Partnering for the 21st Century"

 On April 15-16, 2015 the UMD School of Public Policy's Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise will host the "3rd International...

Apr 10, 2015, 10:25 ET

Israel Lobby Conference Internet live stream from the National Press Club on April 10

The following is being released by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy: The April 10 conference "The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for...

Apr 08, 2015, 13:39 ET

In Every U.S. State, Women, including Millennials, Are More Likely than Men to Live in Poverty, Despite Gains in Higher Education

In advance of Equal Pay Day on April 14, the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) released a new report showing that women have higher...

Apr 08, 2015, 11:00 ET

The School of Public Policy Releases New Report Revealing the Crucial Building Blocks for Estimating Discount Rates

CALGARY, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Discount rates are essential to applied finance, especially in setting prices for regulated utilities, valuing the...

Apr 07, 2015, 10:32 ET
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has redesigned its quarterly journal, Land Lines

New look, and approach, for Land Lines, quarterly magazine of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

 Land Lines, the quarterly magazine of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, has been redesigned to include new features and articles written...

Apr 07, 2015, 08:43 ET

Public schools in five states to receive $500,000 for arts, technology and programs from Leonore Annenberg Fund

Nine public elementary schools in five states will each receive grants of $50,000 and up from the Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children, which...

Apr 07, 2015, 08:07 ET
Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Visual and Performing Arts announces its 2015 fellows: (left-to-right, top-row-then-bottom): Sean Chen, Caitlin Cherry, Julia Bullock, Joseph Gorak, and McKenzie Chinn.

Five young artists awarded $300,000 for career development from Leonore Annenberg Fund

Five emerging artists have been named the recipients of 2015 grants from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts,...

Apr 01, 2015, 07:00 ET

Children at Risk from Everyday Products - Coalition Petitions Government to Act

On March 31, 2015 the Green Science Policy Institute and a coalition including firefighters, pediatricians and consumer groups petitioned the...

Mar 31, 2015, 17:18 ET

On first anniversary of Michigan's Medicaid expansion, U-M researchers examine its impact

 One year ago, the first Michiganders gained health insurance coverage under the Healthy Michigan Plan, a unique form of Medicaid expansion...

Mar 31, 2015, 07:05 ET
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New BPC Health and Housing Task Force to Address Critical Issues of Aging U.S. Population

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) today launched its new Health and Housing Task Force, designed to help policymakers meet the needs of the United...