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Research & Commentary: Section 652 and Cable-CLEC Mergers

November 8, 2011

On June 21, 2011, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) filed a petition of regulatory forbearance with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding Section 652 of t

Regulating For-Profit Colleges in Ohio

October 31, 2011

The Ohio legislature is considering H.B.

Research & Commentary: Iowa Education Overhaul

November 1, 2011

Iowa’s governor and lieutenant governor have released a preliminary blueprint for “systemic” education reforms designed to make Iowa the nation’s top education state and enable Iowans to compete be

Research & Commentary: Michigan’s ‘Right to Teach’ Legislation

October 26, 2011

This year Michigan state lawmakers capped the amount school districts pay toward employee health care coverage (thus requiring school employees to pay part of their premiums), lengthened the time r

Research & Commentary: Michigan School Reforms

October 26, 2011

In September 2011, Michigan state senators introduced seven education reform bills to lift the state cap on charter schools, introduce a Parent Trigger, expand online learning, allow schools to out

Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Income Tax Elimination

October 25, 2011

Lawmakers in Oklahoma are saying tax reform involving the reduction of personal income tax rates will be one of the top priorities this upcoming legislative session.

Research & Commentary Hydraulic Fracturing in Ohio

October 24, 2011

Chesapeake Energy has announced that exploratory hydraulic fracturing wells in the Utica shale, a deep rock formation stretching from upstate New York to Kentucky, have produced significant quantit

Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing in New York State

September 28, 2011

On September 7, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released its highly anticipated Revised Draft of the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Oil, Gas

Research & Commentary: Strings-Attached NCLB Waivers

October 10, 2011

President Barack Obama has announced his administration will grant states waivers from enforcement of the federal No Child Left Behind law, contingent on their adopting specific policy changes favo

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