Six Principles for Tax Expenditure Reform
Issue Brief Fixing the excessive and expensive system of tax breaks, credits, and loopholes is key to any deficit reduction plan. Seth Hanlon suggests six principles to guide Congress’s work in this area.
Infographic: House Appropriations Bill Ignores the Other 99 Percent
New appropriations bill eliminates funding for programs that struggling families need, write Donna Cooper and Melissa Boteach.
When Words Get in the Way
Report Gadi Dechter explains new SEC disclosure rules and what steps can be made toward improving them.
A Better, More Diverse Senior Executive Service in 2050
Report Jitinder Kohli, John Gans, and James Hairston on the need for action to address the diversity gap in the Senior Executive Service.
Administration Should Seize Momentum on U.S. Open Government “Action Plan”
Gadi Dechter recommends that the Obama administration move on its recent initiatives after urging the U.N. General Assembly to "harness the power of open societies."
Conservative Health and Safety Bull’s Eyes by the Numbers
House conservatives’ claim that 10 rules are preventing job growth falls apart when you look at the numbers, writes Kristina Costa. But the consequences are clear.
Destroying Our Infrastructure and Our Construction Industry
Donna Cooper details why legislation to fund airport construction and safety as well as federal highway repairs and construction face unconscionable elimination in Congress.
The Choices Still to Be Made in the New Debt Deal
Donna Cooper and Seth Hanlon detail what millionaires will gain and what many other Americans will lose if the recent debt deal is concluded without addressing revenues.
Making More, Contributing Less
Seth Hanlon mines IRS data to show how millionaires, entirely spared by this week’s debt limit deal, are also enjoying 26 percent lower tax rates than in 1995.
Let It Flow
Donna Cooper and Jordan Eizenga urge policymakers to encourage other states to follow New York’s lead in applying modern portfolio management strategies to their revolving loan funds—which could mean more badly needed water infrastructure improvements.
Increasing the Impact of Federal and State Funds for Water Infrastructure
Donna Cooper and Jordan Eizenga offer a three-step blueprint for state revolving loan funds for maximizing clean and safe water infrastructure investment.
A Bipartisan Call for “What Works” Budgeting
John Griffith and Jitinder Kohli call on Congress and the White House to jointly support a comprehensive, results-oriented review of the federal budget.
This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.
July 21 Is Consumers’ Independence Day
The new “cop on the beat” for consumers of financial products faces more challenges ahead, but it’s a fight worth having, argues Gadi Dechter.
This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget decisions that boost government efficiency and effectiveness.