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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

Research & Commentary: Picking Education Winners and Losers

September 30, 2011

Recent studies of government and philanthropic funding methods have led to criticism of these entities’ lackluster ability to sponsor successful schools.

NIPCC IR1 - Chapter 10 - Economic and Other Policy Implications

August 29, 2011

Chapter 10 presents data on the economic effects of the global warming of the twentieth century, errors in how the IPCC conducts its impact analyses, and recent studies concerning biofuels and the

NIPCC IR1 - Chapter 9 - Human Health Effects

August 29, 2011

Chapter 9 finds global warming is more likely to improve rather than harm human health because rising temperatures lead to a greater reduction in winter deaths than the increase they cause in summe

NIPCC IR1 - Chapter 6 - Terrestrial Animals

August 29, 2011

Chapter 6 compares observations regarding the fate of terrestrial animals to projections made by the IPCC.

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