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Legislative Watch: The Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act

On March 18, 2016

By Matt Sifert, Federalism Fellow | Federalism In Action On March 14, 2016, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers introduced H.R. 4730, known as the Unauthorized Spending Accountability (USA) Act. The purpose of this measure is to sunset unauthorized programs and ensure that programs cannot continue without an authorized spending schedule. The act proposes to schedule a […]

Release: New Hampshire’s Financial Time Bomb

On March 2, 2016

NEW HAMPSHIRE’S FINANCIAL TIME BOMB The Looming Impact of Long-Term Care on Medicaid WOODSVILLE, NH – A new study, published by Federalism In Action, finds that America’s and New Hampshire’s long-term care service delivery and financing systems – as currently operating and likely to evolve – will not survive the coming demographic age wave. According […]

Federalism Fellow: Meet Matt Sifert

On February 22, 2016

Federalism Fellow: Matt Sifert Meet Matthew Sifert of Scottsdale, Arizona. Matt joins Federalism In Action as one of our Federalism Fellows for the semester. Currently an undergrad at The King’s College in New York, Matt is pursuing a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics with a minor in Theology. Prior to joining the FIA team, Matt […]

Innovation Competitions: A Look at Secondary Costs

On February 16, 2016

By Catherine Konieczny | Federalism In Action A new $40 million Smart City Challenge has been announced by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to fund proposals that promise more efficient and environmentally-friendly infrastructure ideas. Looking into the details, the funding favors plans that “reduce congestion, keep travelers safe, protect the environment, respond to climate change, connect underserved […]

Washington and Reagan, Reasons for Hope

On February 15, 2016

By Jonathan Sorg | Federalism In Action PRESIDENTS DAY 2016 In his seminal 1964 A Time for Choosing speech, Ronald Reagan said, “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand […]

Federalism Fellow: Meet Catherine Konieczny

On February 12, 2016

Federalism Fellow: Catherine Konieczny Meet Catherine Konieczny of Charlotte, North Carolina. Catherine is one of our Federalism Fellows for the 2016 winter semester. She is currently pursuing a degree in economics with a minor in political science. Prior to joining the FIA team as an intern in 2015, Catherine interned for the John Locke Foundation […]

What is Federalism In Action?

On February 2, 2016

Federalism In Action Relentlessly Dedicated to Solving the System Problem “Every system is perfectly designed to achieve the results that it gets.” – W. Edwards Deming The American Founders designed a system to achieve the results of peace and prosperity through securing the inalienable rights of Americans to life, liberty, property and self-determination. Mindful of the […]

DSO’s Solve Medicaid’s Dental Woes

On August 20, 2015

By J. Scott Moody and Catherine Konieczny | Federalism In Action Half a decade after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, lawmakers are still struggling to budget for the unforeseen consequences. While dental coverage for children must be provided under the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the level of coverage for adults varies by state.  However, one […]

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