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Research & Commentary: The FCC’s Title II Proposal

May 29, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission in May voted 3-2 to advance new Internet rules addressing two major polic

Research & Commentary: FCC Plan to Block State Limits on Muni Broadband

May 23, 2014

Municipal broadband efforts have failed in nearly every place they have been implemented, costing taxpayers millions while tackling a nonexistent problem.

Research & Commentary: Medicare Part D’s Success

May 14, 2014

Medicare Part D has been a great success by most objective measures.

Research & Commentary: Requiring Legislative Approval for Medicaid Expansion

May 13, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to expand Medicaid to cover individuals making up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

Research & Commentary: Vergara v. California and Teacher Tenure

Rebecca Schieber
May 9, 2014

Many state and local elected officials have tried to reform teacher tenure. The issue is back in the spotlight as a result of the Los Angeles County Superior Court case Vergara v.

Research & Commentary: State's Reliance on Federal Funds

May 5, 2014

Decreases in tax revenue, soaring government spending, and the growing burden of unfunded liabilities have created budget crises in many states.

Research & Commentary: Unemployment Insurance in North Carolina

May 5, 2014

During the recent recession, the federal government expanded the number of weeks an individual could receive unemployment benefits, and most states accepted the increased weeks and funding.

Research & Commentary: The Good and Bad of the Kasich Tax Plan

April 28, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich in March began a renewed push for tax reform in 2014, following up on the state’s 2013 tax reforms, which lowered income taxes while increasing sales taxes.

Research & Commentary: Occupational Licensing

Rebecca Schieber
April 28, 2014

Government regulation of occupations comes in the form of registration, certification permits, and licensure. A license gives an individual a “right to practice” legally.

Research & Commentary: The Future of High Frequency Trading

April 24, 2014

High frequency trading has come under increased scrutiny since the “Flash Crash” of May 6, 2010.

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