Assessing Claims About Public-Private Partnerships
Issue Brief Public-private partnerships do not address the most fundamental challenge facing state and local governments: a lack of sufficient tax and user fee revenue needed to expand infrastructure investment.
The Medicare Cost Curve Bent During the Obama Administration
Medicare spending projections have fallen dramatically since President Obama took office, thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act.
Understanding the Limitations of Autonomous Vehicles and the Need for Public Transportation
Autonomous vehicles will complement traditional high-capacity public transportation in large metropolitan regions.
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2016 Jobs Release
Charts Labor market outlooks should consider inequities, especially before an interest rate hike.
How Rainy Day Funds Can Support Progressive Budgets to Grow State Economies
Issue Brief Rainy day funds can support strong and inclusive economies by harnessing progressive taxation, ensuring a reliable safety net, and improving public confidence in state governments.
The Case Against Mandatory Consumer Arbitration Clauses
Issue Brief Federal agencies are looking to limit rip-off clauses in fine print that deny access to justice.
The Hazards of Noncompete Clauses in Public-Private Partnership Deals
Issue Brief Noncompete clauses constrain the government’s ability to improve critical infrastructure facilities, and they allow private concessionaries to earn returns that are disproportionate to the amount of revenue risk they have taken on.
Many Happy Returns for Consumers: The CFPB at 5 Years
Policymakers should support the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for its efforts to hold banks accountable and to rebuild public trust.
Fact Sheet: A Plan for Investing in America’s Infrastructure
Fact Sheet Sustained investment in infrastructure will lay the foundation for prosperity and rebuild the middle class.
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-July 2016 Jobs Release
Charts Fed decision-making may rest with the June jobs report.
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Pennsylvania Families
Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Pennsylvania women gain economic security.