Survey finds pensions are not a high priority for young government workers
Given a list of eight benefits to public sector employment, personal satisfaction from the job and salary were ranked highest, and life insurance and retirement benefits ranked lowest.
With EMS takeover attempts, California’s fire departments seek more taxpayer funding to do less
Municipal fire departments are seeking to control EMS so they can draw more federal money and strongarm private ambulance contractors into accepting less money for the same work.
FTC Chair Lina Khan’s consolidation of power is a feature of her approach to antitrust, not a bug
New Brandeisians, led by Lina Khan, seek to move away from the consumer welfare standard of antitrust enforcement.
Arkansas could be the 12th state to enact a robust open enrollment law
The LEARNS Act would provide universal school choice for all Arkansas families by 2026.
Three common mistakes in cannabis legalization proposals this year
More than a dozen states are currently considering legalizing medical marijuana or adult-use cannabis.
Public pension fund trustees have a perfect path to avoid the politics of ESG investing
ESG is a political construct and has no direct correlation to how a pension system should invest its assets.
California should stop relying on taxation by citation
Using fines and fees to generate government revenue undermines justice and fiscal responsibility in California.
The effect of menthol bans on cigarette sales: Evidence from Massachusetts
Massachusetts' flavored tobacco ban primarily sent buyers to other states and illicit markets.
California’s schools need to adapt to the state budget woes
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recently-released budget projects a $22.5 billion deficit, which means school districts will likely need to rightsize operations.