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The Common Core: A Poor Choice For States

January 22, 2013

Common Core State Standards for K-12 schools were adopted without debate by every state but Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia in 2010, part of the price of getting federal dollars under the Oba

Marcellus and Utica Shales and Ohio Schools: A Possible Model for Economic Growth and Opportunity

Lisa Burleson, Sean Cooke
January 16, 2013

It’s a tale of two numbers: $2.9 billion and $9.6 billion.

The first number, $2.9 billion, represents the reduction in education funding in the state budget for fiscal 2012-2013.

Research & Commentary: Minnesota Millionaire Tax Hikes

January 16, 2013

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed a new top marginal tax rate for high-income-earners several times.

Research & Commentary: Common Core Draft Science Standards

July 16, 2012

A consortium of consultants and science educators has released a draft of what they plan will become national education standards for K-12 science.

Research & Commentary: Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium

January 9, 2013

With the Illinois legislature back in session, representatives of the oil and gas industry and environmental activists are directing their attention to Senate Bill 3280, an amendment to the Oil and

Research & Commentary: Missouri Parent Trigger

January 7, 2013

Missouri legislators are considering an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.

Research & Commentary: State Universal Service Fund Reform

January 3, 2013

First established as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Federal Universal Service Fund was designed to provide telephone service to underserved areas of the country.

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Research & Commentary: The Medicaid "Cure"

December 28, 2012

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has told the states there will be no flexibility in implementing Medicaid expansion: either expand fully or don’t expand at all.

Research & Commentary: High Frequency Trading

December 17, 2012

Increasing computerization of financial trading has had a profound effect on financial markets by introducing a new element: high frequency trading (HFT).

Research & Commentary: Internet Access Taxes

December 17, 2012

The Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 was designed to promote the growth of the Internet by placing a moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access and the creation of discriminatory tax

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