The New Leader Weekly Briefing

The New Leader Weekly Briefing

Check out this week's briefing for NLC alumni and supporters. 


Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

June 29, 2018

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NLC Opportunities:

NLC alumni (from any chapter) are now eligible to receive academic credit for completing the NLC Institute from Roger Williams University (RWU) for completing the Institute. 

RWU School of Continuing Studies will provide NLC graduates with: 

- Three-semester hour credits for completion of the NLC Institute; and 

- Fifteen percent tuition discount off of RWU’s regularly published, then prevailing tuition rates. 

RWU offers undergraduate and graduate courses both in person (in Rhode Island) and online. For more information, see


The Brookings Institution: (De)stabilizing the ACA’s individual market: A view from the states

  • Friday, July 13th; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST; Washington, DC
  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA), through the individual health insurance markets, provided coverage for millions of Americans who could not get health insurance coverage through their employer or public programs. However, recent actions taken by the federal government, including Congress’s repeal of the individual mandate penalty, have led to uncertainty about market conditions for 2019. Market stabilization is currently the most critical regulatory issue that public policy officials are facing under the private insurance component of the ACA. On Friday, July 13, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy will host a conference on strategies for stabilizing the individual market. Keynote speaker Mark Hall will present his research findings on a new study, which examines the recent experience of ten states with respect to individual market stability, including Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, and Texas. Two expert panels will convene to discuss outlook for the individual market at both the individual state and national level. 
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Bipartisan Policy Center: Should We Evaluate Tax Expenditures?

  • Tuesday, July 10th; 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST; Washington, DC
  • Tax expenditures cost the federal government about $1.5 trillion each year. Sometimes referred to as spending through the tax code, tax expenditures stem from special tax-based preferences or exclusions. Yet tax expenditures are rarely subject to the same level of scrutiny or oversight as federal spending programs. Despite increasing interest among lawmakers to use rigorous evaluations to inform policy decisions, development of an evidence base for tax expenditures has been limited—making it difficult to systematically evaluate whether they are effective and produce the intended outcomes. Join BPC and Results for America for a discussion of the issues related to evaluating tax expenditures. Ben Harris, Results for America Chief Economist, and Gene Steuerle, Institute Fellow and Richard B. Fisher Chair with the Urban Institute, will present a new paper on evaluating tax expenditures, with a panel of experts reacting to the paper and discussing their views on the question of improving evaluation and oversight of federal tax expenditures.

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Policy Reports

The Brookings Institution: The American Dream Deferred

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Bipartisan Policy Center: Community Colleges Offer Key Partnerships for Expanding Economic Opportunity

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The Walton Family Foundation: Putting Students on a Better Path to Opportunity

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Third Way: Apprenticeship America: An Idea to Reinvent Postsecondary Skills for the Digital Age

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Politico: Could a woman be what Trump needs for SCOTUS?

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