Friday, January 18, 2013

Daily Policy Digest for January 18, 2013

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January 18, 2013

Revenue-Based Financing for Our Crumbling Infrastructure System

Federal grants bring stipulations that raise the costs of building projects substantially, like paying prevailing local wages...


A Health Scare for Small Businesses

Even though the rule doesn't go into effect until early 2014, a business could be subject to the so-called employer health care mandate if, during 2013, it averages 50 or more full-time equivalent employees...


Gasoline Taxes and Tolls Pay for Only a Third of State & Local Road Spending

Nationwide in 2010, state and local governments raised $37 billion in motor fuel taxes and $12 billion in tolls and non-fuel taxes, but spent $155 billion on highways...


Public-Private Partnerships Could Keep State Park Gates Open

Arizona state park Red Rock, operated by a public agency, cost the state $234,000, while Crescent Moon, a U.S. Forest Service property operated through a public-private partnership, generated $44,873 in profit...


CEOs Call for Raising Retirement Age to 70 for Social Security, Medicare

A group of CEOs is pushing a plan to gradually increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Security and Medicare, and to partially privatize Medicare...


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