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  • New Major Regulations Under Obama May 23, 2016 New Major Regulations Under Obama

    Red-Tape-Rising-2016-xzytzuxwyzDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Red Tape Rising 2016: Obama Regs Top $100 Billion Annually," by James L. Gattuso and Diane Katz.VIEW all graphics for this report.Since January 2009, federal agencies have reported new annual regulatory costs totaling about $112 billion. The highest costs come from

  • More "Economically Significant" Rules on the Way May 23, 2016 More "Economically Significant" Rules on the Way

    Red-Tape-Rising-2016-xzytzuxwyzDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Red Tape Rising 2016: Obama Regs Top $100 Billion Annually," by James L. Gattuso and Diane Katz.VIEW all graphics for this report.Note: Years reflect Fall Agendas, except for 2012, when only a single agenda was issued. Source: Office of Management and Budget,

  • New Regulations for Private Sector and Individuals May 23, 2016 New Regulations for Private Sector and Individuals

    Red-Tape-Rising-2016-xzytzuxwyzDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Red Tape Rising 2016: Obama Regs Top $100 Billion Annually," by James L. Gattuso and Diane Katz.VIEW all graphics for this report.SOURCES: U.S. Government Accountability Office, GAO Federal Rules Database Search, http://www.gao.gov/fedrules.html (accessed April 21,

  • Federal Regulatory Activity: Spending and Staffing May 23, 2016 Federal Regulatory Activity: Spending and Staffing

    Red-Tape-Rising-2016-xzytzuxwyzDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Red Tape Rising 2016: Obama Regs Top $100 Billion Annually," by James L. Gattuso and Diane Katz.VIEW all graphics for this report.Notes: Figures are by fiscal year. Figures for 2015 and 2016 are estimates.Source: Susan Dudley and Melinda Warren, “Regulators’ Budget

  • Genetically Engineered Crops Are Prevalent May 20, 2016 Genetically Engineered Crops Are Prevalent

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Federal and State Governments Should Not Require Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food," by Daren Bakst.Note: Cotton sales include cottonseed.Sources: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2012 Census of Agriculture, Census Highlights, https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/

  • The Real Value of California's New Minimum Wage May 19, 2016 The Real Value of California's New Minimum Wage

    california-minimum-wage-xzytzuyqywDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "California’s Unprecedented Minimum Wage Increase Will Hurt Vulnerable Workers," by James Sherk.VIEW all graphics for this report.Because the cost of living in California varies across the state, the impact of its new minimum wage will vary as well. As shown in

  • California's Minimum Wage Law Will Cover One-Third of Workers May 19, 2016 California's Minimum Wage Law Will Cover One-Third of Workers

    california-minimum-wage-xzytzuyqywDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "California’s Unprecedented Minimum Wage Increase Will Hurt Vulnerable Workers," by James Sherk.VIEW all graphics for this report.SOURCES: Heritage Foundation analysis of data from National Bureau of Economic Research, “CPS Merged Outgoing Rotation Groups,”

  • California's New Minimum Wage Well Outside Historical Experience May 19, 2016 California's New Minimum Wage Well Outside Historical Experience

    california-minimum-wage-xzytzuyqywDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "California’s Unprecedented Minimum Wage Increase Will Hurt Vulnerable Workers," by James Sherk.VIEW all graphics for this report.In January 2016, California’s minimum wage was increased to $10 per hour, the highest in the U.S. The wage will increase another 34

  • Global Temperatures Fluctuate Over Past Million Years April 22, 2016 Global Temperatures Fluctuate Over Past Million Years

    climate-science-xzytzvxxyuDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "The State of Climate Science: No Justification for Extreme Policies," by David W. Kreutzer, Nicolas Loris, Katie Tubb, and Kevin D. Dayaratna.VIEW all graphics for this report.Source: R. Bintanja and R.S.W. van de Wal, “Global 3Ma Temperature, Sea Level, and Ice Volume

  • Climate Models Predict Too Much Warming April 22, 2016 Climate Models Predict Too Much Warming

    climate-science-xzytzvxxyuDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "The State of Climate Science: No Justification for Extreme Policies," by David W. Kreutzer, Nicolas Loris, Katie Tubb, and Kevin D. Dayaratna.VIEW all graphics for this report.Note: The starting value for each series is normalized so that a linear regression would pass

  • Rising Sea Levels: Steady Long-Term Trend April 22, 2016 Rising Sea Levels: Steady Long-Term Trend

    climate-science-xzytzvxxyuDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "The State of Climate Science: No Justification for Extreme Policies," by David W. Kreutzer, Nicolas Loris, Katie Tubb, and Kevin D. Dayaratna.VIEW all graphics for this report.Source: Environmental Protection Agency, “Climate Change Indicators in the United States, Sea

  • Sea Levels Have Risen 400 Feet Since Last Ice Age April 22, 2016 Sea Levels Have Risen 400 Feet Since Last Ice Age

    climate-science-xzytzvxxyuDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "The State of Climate Science: No Justification for Extreme Policies," by David W. Kreutzer, Nicolas Loris, Katie Tubb, and Kevin D. Dayaratna.VIEW all graphics for this report.Note: This dataset was constructed to provide consistency between estimated temperatures and

  • State Department Core Staffing Nearly Doubled April 20, 2016 State Department Core Staffing Nearly Doubled

    state-department-foreign-policy-xzytzvxyyuDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "How to Make the State Department More Effective at Implementing U.S. Foreign Policy," by Brett D. Schaefer.VIEW all graphics for this report.Sources: 1995 data: U.S. Department of State, “Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 1999: Overview of the

  • State Department Funding April 20, 2016 State Department Funding

    state-department-foreign-policy-xzytzvxyyuDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "How to Make the State Department More Effective at Implementing U.S. Foreign Policy," by Brett D. Schaefer.VIEW all graphics for this report.NOte: Conduct of Foreign Affairs is a subset of International Affairs.Source: U.S. Office of Management and

  • State Department Proposed Organizational Structure April 20, 2016 State Department Proposed Organizational Structure

    state-department-foreign-policy-xzytzvxyyuDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "How to Make the State Department More Effective at Implementing U.S. Foreign Policy," by Brett D. Schaefer.VIEW all graphics for this report.FIGURE 1 • BG 3115Tags: State-Department, foreign-policy