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Research & Commentary: Massachusetts Public Pensions and the Assumed Rate of Return Update

January 10, 2013

In Massachusetts, as in many other states and municipalities across the country, the high cost of traditional defined-benefit public pensions has become an important issue as unfunded liabilities h

Policy Tip Sheet: Medicaid Expansion

January 22, 2012

In this policy tip from Heartland, the author notes that in the wake of the U.S.

Research & Commentary: Montana Medicaid Expansion

January 22, 2013

As states begin implementing provisions of the federal health care law, many, such as Montana, are still debating whether to expand their Medicaid programs in order to receive a larger federal subs

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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