Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Wisconsin Common Core

September 3, 2014

On July 17, 2014, Wisconsin Gov.

Research & Commentary: New Mexico Renewable Portfolio Standard

September 3, 2014

In 2002, New Mexico implemented a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requiring investor-owned utilities to procure from renewable sources 10 percent of the electricity they sell.

Research & Commentary: Telemedicine

August 18, 2014

Improvements in communications technology have led to rapid increases in the efficiency and reach of industries throughout the modern economy.

Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Pension Reform

August 18, 2014

Unfunded pension liabilities have become an increasingly troubling problem for states across the country, including Oklahoma.

Research & Commentary: North Carolina Hotel Occupancy Taxes

August 8, 2014

Several counties in North Carolina are pushing to increase their hotel occupancy taxes up to the state maximum of 6 percent.

Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Pension Reform

July 29, 2014

Like many other states, Pennsylvania faces a growing problem with its public pension systems.

Research & Commentary: North Carolina Film Incentives

August 4, 2014

Over the past couple of decades, state governments have been rolling out the red carpet for Big Hollywood by adopting film tax incentive programs.

Research & Commentary: DDT Bans

July 29, 2014

Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT, was first synthesized in 1874 and discovered to be an effective insecticide in 1939.

Research & Commentary: Energy Poverty

July 24, 2014

Some 1.3 billion people around the world do not have access to electricity, and 2.7 billion people, mostly concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, lack clean cooking facilities, acco

Research & Commentary: Physician-Owned Hospitals and the Affordable Care Act

July 22, 2014

Physician-owned specialty hospitals have faced several major challenges since the implementation of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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