Media Coverage

Trump’s comments on Google show true attitude toward regulation

Last week, President Donald Trump tweeted his unhappiness that Google search results seemed to be favoring sources critical of the president. His chief economic adviser suggested that the administration “is taking a look at whether Google searches should be regulated.” This is the same administration that has continuously touted its record on deregulation. Trump claimed […]

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America needs a permanent solution for paid sick leave

With the federal government’s enactment of an emergency paid sick leave law to help slow COVID-19, the pandemic has put a spotlight on what should be a major policy concern in America. The Trump Administration passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to extend sick-leave benefits to workers. Still, millions of Americans working in […]

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Opinion: How to Meet the Financial Challenges Facing New Jersey

The state extended the current fiscal year by three months, a very unusual move but permitted under our Constitution. It allows more time to access the revenue impact of the pandemic and develop a strategy for the remainder of this year and next. During this time, the governor must share detailed revenue and expenditure projections with […]

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Rural America emerges into recovery ill-prepared for COVID-19’s spread

While major cities remain the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in our country, COVID-19 cases are surging in rural states like Nebraska.  The coronavirus presents a significant challenge in rural areas across the U.S. With luck, lower population densities, and a more home-based lifestyle should generally help tamp down the spread of the virus. On […]

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OIRA and the Future of Cost-Benefit Analysis

In 1981, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order giving the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) the authority to review executive agencies’ regulations. That executive order and its successor, which President Bill Clinton signed in 1993, have also required agencies to analyze the costs and benefits of their most significant regulations. Ever since […]

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