State and local investment in transportation, public buildings, water treatment systems, and other forms of vital infrastructure has fallen to a 30-year low. Reversing this decline is key to creating good jobs and promoting full economic recovery -- and it's an especially good time for states to do it, as we explain in a new paper.
In fiscal year 2016, the United States aims to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees. Canada, on the other hand, is on track to resettling 25,000 Syrian refugees--from November 2015 to March 2016. The stark discrepancy is amplified by the fact that the United States has a population ten times greater than Canada's.