Research and Commentaries

Research and Commentary: Laffer and the Marketplace Fairness Act

August 1, 2013

On July 18, economist Arthur Laffer released a study titled “Pro-Growth and E-Fairness,” in which he supports the Marketplace Fairness Act.

Research & Commentary: Financial Transaction Tax Update

July 31, 2013

In the years since the 2007–2008 financial crisis, legislators in the United States and other nations have proposed new taxes on certain financial transactions, including securities trading and sto

Research and Commentary: Effects of Obamacare on Businesses and Employment

July 30, 2013

There has been much debate over how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect business decisions and job creation.

Research & Commentary: Kentucky Common Core

July 25, 2013

The Kentucky legislature is holding hearings on Common Core—national education standards and tests in math and English that 46 states, including Kentucky, have adopted.

Research & Commentary: Progressive Taxation

July 15, 2013

One of the primary tax reform debates taking place in several states is an argument over which type of tax system most efficiently raises revenue for the government while not unduly burdening taxpa

Research & Commentary: Auto Insurance Mandates and Minimum Rate Regulation

July 15, 2013

Individual mandates are commonly applied to auto insurance: Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia currently require t

Research and Commentary: State Tax Incentives

July 15, 2013

In an effort to strengthen their economies, states have continued to rely heavily on tax incentives, including tax credits, exemptions, and deductions, to encourage businesses to locate, hire, expa

Research & Commentary: Tax Reform in Ohio

July 10, 2013

The Ohio General Assembly has considered several major tax reform proposals during the current legislative session.

Research and Commentary: New Hampshire Medicaid Expansion

July 8, 2013

States across the country, including New Hampshire, are currently debating whether to expand their Medicaid programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Research & Commentary: State Incentives for Electric Vehicles

July 5, 2013

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 27 states and the District of Columbia have electric vehicle incentives for individuals, and 13 states currently have pending legislation

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