Investing in Arizona: How the Legislature Can Get Arizona's Economy Moving Again by Reducing the Barriers to Investment and Job CreationPosted on January 19, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Stephen Slivinski
Recent polling shows that Americans’ number one concern about the economy is unemployment and the future of job growth. With Arizona’s unemployment rate at 9%, the need to set the stage for private sector growth is critical and job number one for policymakers.
States must protect the health care freedom of their citizens by saying no to federal health insurance exchangesPosted on January 17, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Diane Cohen
On November 14, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review of the 26-state lawsuit against the President’s healthcare law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Court granted 5 ½ hours for oral argument, including 2 hours of argument on the individual mandate and 1 ½ hours on severability, which addresses whether, in the event the mandate is found unconstitutional, the entire Act must be stricken as well.
The Missing Reform: Regulatory Tax CreditsPosted on November 09, 2011 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Nick Dranias
Federal regulations have been estimated to cost $1.75 trillion per year, which is roughly 14 percent of total national income. All of these incredibly costly regulations slow economic activity and prevent the creation of jobs and wealth. Unfortunately, efforts to rein in excessive regulations have proven inadequate. But there is a powerful way to give government the missing incentive it needs—the regulatory tax credit
Ten Reasons Why Arizona Must Reject Health Insurance ExchangesPosted on November 04, 2011 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Diane Cohen
States will not be able to maintain any meaningful control or "flexibility" by establishing a health insurance exchange. Likewise, any state that establishes an exchange will be enforcing the individual mandate.
A Custom Education for Every Child: The Promise of Online Learning and Education Savings AccountsPosted on October 25, 2011 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Dan Lips
This paper examines how expanding access to online or virtual learning programs through state-funded Education Savings Accounts could enable Arizona families to truly customize their children’s education.