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“April Surprises” Left Many States with Bad News
Preliminary data for the second quarter of 2014 indicate that state personal income tax collections declined by 7.1 percent. This is the second quarter in a row that states reported declines in personal income tax collections. The declines were much anticipated and were driven by the temporary bubble in income tax collections, mostly attributable to the so-called federal “fiscal cliff.” However, we believe personal income tax collections should resume growth in the second half of 2014.
Wisconsin at Crossroads for Health Care Reform
Wisconsin's implementation of the Affordable Care Act has set it apart from its neighboring states and put it on a unique path among states nationally. This approach has been referred to as "Obamacare with a twist." A new study by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute reviews Wisconsin's implementation process and milestones to date.
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New Reports Examine the National Implementation of the ACA in the South
Determining the effectiveness of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 35 states is the goal of a new research initiative by the Rockefeller Institute of SUNY, the Brookings Institution, and the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. The collaboration between these three organizations aims to provide accessible, user-friendly, clear, and objective reports that can assist the public, governments, service providers, and experts in the process of reforming American health care. The first regional and state reports of the Rockefeller-Brookings-Fels network, focusing on the Western United States, were issued before the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act by President Obama on March 23, 2010. Reports for the Southern states were released at the National Press Club on August 25, 2014. Later reports will describe ACA implementation in the Midwestern and Northeastern states. Using a common research format, researchers have produced southern state reports from Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia. You may open the state reports by clicking on their names above or from webpages using the link below.
State Governments Leverage Higher Education in International Engagement
In an illuminating new report, Rockefeller Institute Senior Fellow Jason Lane and colleagues Taya Owens and Patrick Ziegler analyze the emerging role that states play in promoting the internationalization of higher education institutions. Through these efforts, the researchers suggest, colleges and universities engaged in international activity strengthen economic development and public diplomacy.
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Poverty, Innovation, and Evidence-Based Policymaking in NYC
In a new report, the Rockefeller Institute analyzed the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, an innovative institution committed to trying and testing diverse ways of reducing urban poverty and making policy decisions based on the results.
About the Open Health Data, Open Opportunities Workshop
How can releasing millions of data points improve the health of New Yorkers? This interactive workshop brought together researchers and practitioners to explore how open health data can be a viable new resource for health research and developing innovative health interventions.
New Report on Underfunding of Public Pensions
The Rockefeller Institute, in cooperation with the State Budget Crisis Task Force, released a new report on the crisis of underfunding of public sector defined benefit plans at the National Press Club. This is the first in a series of Blinken Reports, annual analyses of key fiscal issues affecting state and local governments.
Political Cooperation in Tackling Sea Level Rise Unlikely
Sea level rise in the Northeast is a regional problem that requires a coordinated regional response. In this report, Rockefeller Institute Senior Fellow James W. Fossett and University of Buffalo Research Professor Kathryn Friedman examine the possibilities for coordinated regional action to address this difficult problem in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.