Public Pension Underfunding, Alcohol Regulation Roundup, and the Regulation of the Day

Public Pension Underfunding, Alcohol Regulation Roundup, and the Regulation of the Day

Today in the News
May 25, 2011

Public Pension Underfunding

Despite the fact that expensive public pensions are exacerbating current economic problems, government employee unions are maintaining their influence with policymakers.

Policy Analyst Ivan Osorio explains.

"Government employee unions are the principal lobby for increasingly generous public employee compensation, and their ability to negotiate directly with government officials over the expenditure of government resources is a perk that no private party enjoys."

 

Alcohol Regulation Roundup

Policy Analyst Michelle Minton gives an update on the latest changes to alcohol regulations around the country.

Read "Alcohol Regulation Roundup: May 23, 2011" here.

 

Regulation of the Day

Fellow in Regulatory Studies Ryan Young presents another Regulation of the Day: "Cooking a Burger."