Newspaper Articles – Tom Gantert

U.S., European Countries Fund Government Differently, Study Finds

In the past fifty years, European nations have become increasingly reliant on value-added taxes, according to a recent study released in December by the Tax Foundation.

Testing May Discourage Parent Involvement, Study Finds

Saying there was little research about how extensive testing in education impacted parental attitudes toward education, Jesse Rhodes studied the issue in early 2012.

Establishment, Pols Go on Attack Against Michigan Charters

As charter schools in Michigan have grown to a record 303 in the 2014-15 school year, the school-choice movement has run into opposition that advocates say is an orchestrated attack involving Democ

Obamacare Primarily Expands Medicaid

Four years ago, the White House argued the Affordable Care Act would make “affordable, high-quality care” accessible to an estimated 50.7 million uninsured Americans.

FDA Considers New Label Requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing an update to requirements regarding nutritional labels on food, which it claims will help consumers maintain healthy dietary practices.

Walmart Cuts Insurance for Part-timers

When Walmart announced on its corporate blog earlier this year it would stop providing health care benefits to employees who worked less than 30 hours, some commenters on the blog attacked the corp

Union Organizes Home Health Workers in Minnesota

When the Service Employees International Union in Minnesota announced its victory in unionizing 27,000 home health care workers in August, it celebrated in a rapidly changing political environment.

Private Toll Roads Present Better Options for Drivers, State Budgets

As some states increasingly see toll roads as a good way to pay for neglected highways, one transportation expert is warning about using toll roads as “cash cows.” Other states, he notes, are priva

Study: ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Reduced Spending

The Obama administration has hailed the“cash-for-clunkers” stimulus program for its part in the automobile industry recovery.

Detroit Backs Pension Cuts; Some Say New Retirement System Is Needed

When the City of Detroit’s employees and retirees approved a plan in late July to cut benefits to their pension as part of the bankruptcy proceedings, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr lauded the deal as