About PolicyBot

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Sep 3, 2014

Why Does the College Board Hate George Washington and MLK?

What does the College Board have against George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr?

Sep 2, 2014

RegData 2.0 Quantifies Federal Regulations’ Impact on Economy

Federal regulations have undeniably proliferated since the 1970s, which witnessed the creation of several well-known regulatory agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Depar

Sep 2, 2014

Medicaid Uncertainty Drives North Carolina Budget Bloat

For fiscal year 2014-15, North Carolina’s General Fund budget rose 2.2 percent to $21.1 billion, below the combined rates of population growth and inflation.

Aug 30, 2014

Cash for Corollas: When Stimulus Reduces Spending

Cash for Clunkers was a 2009 economic stimulus program aimed at increasing new

Aug 29, 2014

Judge Blocks Popular California Pension Reform Initiative

On August 4, California Judge Kent Kellegrew took the unusual step of removing a citizen’s initiative from the ballot that would have dramatically reformed pensions for all future employees in Vent