Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Oregon Tobacco Tax

June 13, 2013

Two proposals are being considered in Oregon to increase tobacco excise taxes at the state and local levels.

Research and Commentary: Arizona Medicaid Expansion

June 12, 2013

As states begin debating whether to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), many, including Arizona, are still debating whether to expand their Medicaid programs.

Research & Commentary: Fossil Fuels and the Environment

June 6, 2013

Eighty percent of the world’s energy and 60 percent of its food and clothing are produced or transported using fossil fuels.

Research & Commentary: Wisconsin Tax Reform Update

June 4, 2013

Wisconsin has consistently ranked among the worst states in the nation over the past 30 years for its

Research & Commentary: Texas Parent Trigger

June 4, 2013

Texas legislators are considering strengthening an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.

Research & Commentary: Ohio Municipal Income Tax Reform

June 3, 2013

In an effort to improve their state’s economic competitiveness, Ohio legislators are considering major reforms to the state’s unique municipal income tax system.

Research & Commentary: State Medicaid Expansion and the Oregon Medicaid Study

June 3, 2013

States across the country are currently debating whether to expand their Medicaid programs. Medicaid expansion is an expensive endeavor that studies show will not provide better health care.

Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Use

May 30, 2013

The expansion of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling continues to enable profitable extraction of oil and gas in many states across the country.

Research & Commentary: Rhode Island Corporate Tax Reform

May 30, 2013

In an effort to address his state’s uncompetitive corporate tax system and attract new business to Rhode Island, Gov.

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