Federal and state laws should prohibit maximum hiring ages and mandatory retirement ages for all workers. This should include public-safety employees.
Businesses that bid on federal, state, and local contracts should be required to report any complaints and determinations of unlawful and unfair practices.
Governments should avoid enacting laws that are inconsistent with U.S. Supreme Court precedent on takings.
Public retirement systems should establish a maximum vesting period of five years for DB plans and one year for employers’ matching contr
States and localities should move toward full funding of their retirement systems.
A variety of criteria should be used when evaluating proposals to stimulate the economy:
Relief packages for people facing hardships due to economic downturns should be temporary and well-targeted.
The debate over immigration to the U.S.
Policymakers should enact and update public financing systems for elections. This includes increasing matching funds, particularly for small donations.
Federal, state, and local governments should maintain substantial penalties for violations of campaign finance laws.