The VSL quantifies how much people would be willing to pay to save a life. If there were an accurate, objective, and one-size-fits-all measure of the VSL, agencies could use that number to conduct an accurate benefit-cost analysis. A recent study, however, casts doubt on whether the VSL should be considered an accurate tool for policymaking.
The VSL quantifies how much people would be willing to pay to save a life. If there were an accurate, objective, and one-size-fits-all measure of the VSL, agencies could use that number to conduct an accurate benefit-cost analysis. A recent study, however, casts doubt on whether the VSL should be considered an accurate tool for policymaking.
The scope of the net neutrality debate has narrowed substantially. All sides continue to strongly support consumers’ right to be in control of their online experience. All sides also agree government should have the authority to enforce these protections.
The scope of the net neutrality debate has narrowed substantially. All sides continue to strongly support consumers’ right to be in control of their online experience. All sides also agree government should have the authority to enforce these protections.
Progress is not a myth. Over the past few decades — and even just the past few years — our nation’s health care system has evolved. More people than ever have access to health care and better treatments. However, one major problem continues to boil under the surface and hinder health outcomes: racial inequity.
Progress is not a myth. Over the past few decades — and even just the past few years — our nation’s health care system has evolved. More people than ever have access to health care and better treatments. However, one major problem continues to boil under the surface and hinder health outcomes: racial inequity.
A Wednesday hearing on the House GOP's plan to replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act revealed some disagreement among Republicans over the bill's proposal to repeal limitations on debit card swipe fee limits.
A Wednesday hearing on the House GOP's plan to replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act revealed some disagreement among Republicans over the bill's proposal to repeal limitations on debit card swipe fee limits.
President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday released the core tenets of the White House tax agenda, sketching a general outline that leaves room for many more details, but already shows deviation from the House Republican blueprint.
President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday released the core tenets of the White House tax agenda, sketching a general outline that leaves room for many more details, but already shows deviation from the House Republican blueprint.
A new bill to revive a permanent nuclear waste repository in Yucca Mountain, Nev., fails to address the concerns of Nevada lawmakers, suggesting the latest attempt may not resolve a 20-year impasse over the issue.
A new bill to revive a permanent nuclear waste repository in Yucca Mountain, Nev., fails to address the concerns of Nevada lawmakers, suggesting the latest attempt may not resolve a 20-year impasse over the issue.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday announced the start of a process to undo the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules and to strip the FCC of its regulatory power over internet service providers.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday announced the start of a process to undo the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules and to strip the FCC of its regulatory power over internet service providers.
As Facebook grapples with how to handle offensive or violent content posted to the site, Americans see a role for users themselves in policing live streaming platforms, even if they ultimately hold sites like Facebook responsible for what stays or gets taken down.
As Facebook grapples with how to handle offensive or violent content posted to the site, Americans see a role for users themselves in policing live streaming platforms, even if they ultimately hold sites like Facebook responsible for what stays or gets taken down.
The ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday announced its support for the Republican health care bill as long as it includes an amendment from moderate Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.).
The ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday announced its support for the Republican health care bill as long as it includes an amendment from moderate Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.).
Public support for the Iranian nuclear agreement continues to grow after the Trump administration confirmed last week that the country was complying with the deal, a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey shows.
Public support for the Iranian nuclear agreement continues to grow after the Trump administration confirmed last week that the country was complying with the deal, a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey shows.
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Washington Brief: Trump Tax Plan to Slash Business Rates, Boost Deductions for Individuals

President Donald Trump today is scheduled to outline the pillars of his plan to rewrite the U.S. tax code, with provisions such as lowering the rate for pass-through businesses to 15 percent from 39.6 percent and cutting the corporate rate. He’s not expected to endorse the border adjustment tax sought by House GOP leaders, but he plans to include a tax break for child-care expenses, viewed as a possible sweetener for Democrats.

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