CEI Weekly: Public Employee Unions Are Bankrupting States

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CEI Weekly
December 24, 2010

>>Featured Story

Last week, Labor Policy Analyst Ivan Osorio had an op-ed about how public employee unions are falling out of favor with Democratic politicians who are struggling to balance state budgets. This week, Labor Policy Counsel Vincent Vernuccio was on Varney & Co. to talk about how the expensive pension programs of government unions are bankrupting state governments. Watch the interview here.

>>Shaping the Debate

The Wind Subsidy Bubble

Chris Horner’s citation in The Wall Street Journal

The Health Care Law Under the Judicidal Knife

Hans Bader’s citation in The Wall Street Journal Blogs

For the TSA, All Risks Are Created Equal

Iain Murray’s op-ed in The McClatchy News Tribune Service

Global Warming Goes Gaga

Iain Murray’s op-ed in The Washington Times

FCC Passes “Net Neutrality” Internet Regulations

Ryan Radia’s citation in The Boston Globe

The Fed’s Christmas Gift

John Berlau’s column on BigGovernment

>>Best of the Blogs

Confusion About “Conflict of Interest”

By Fred Smith

Rip-off: College Tuition Bubble and Debt Burdens Grow Worse

By Hans Bader

Environmental Working Group Should Receive Annual Junk-Science Award

By Angela Logomasini

U.S. Blows Hard at Chinese Wind Power Subsidies

By Fran Smith