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Yesterday evening I stumbled across this sober, measured discussion about the federal health care bill from our friend Bob Ward at the Rockefeller Institute of Government. You may remember Bob from the panel on state budgets at the 2009 ACCE Convention in Raleigh. The central thesis of this short piece is simple: We Don't Know. We're not sure exactly how, over the long run, this bill will impact American's who currentlyhave medical insurance. Nor are we sure precisely what impact expansion of insurance coverage will have on state budgets. We do know there is a lot of uncertainty and we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2010 at Policy Clearinghouse
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Mar 16, 2010
We've all heard a lot about the current and potential impact of green jobs and the green economy - it is campaign trail gold. But how to define green jobs and the green economy has been problematic. A new set of reports released by the National Governors Association (www.nga.org) helps solve that problem. NGA's State Green Economy Profiles, prepared by Collaborative Economics (www.coecon.com), are designed to provide a detailed, empirical account of each state’s current green economy. The reports apply a common definition to green economic activity - defining a green business as one that provides products and services that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2009 at Policy Clearinghouse