Research and Commentaries

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.

Research & Commentary: Medical Device Tax

May 30, 2013

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed with the expressed intention of reducing the cost of health care while expanding coverage.

Research & Commentary: Digital Goods Taxes

May 20, 2013

As technology advances, more products are becoming available online in digital formats.

Research & Commentary: North Carolina Tax Reform

May 20, 2013

This year North Carolina joined the growing number of states considering major changes to its tax system.

Research & Commentary: Privatizing the Tennessee Valley Authority

May 16, 2013

In his 2014 budget, President Barack Obama called for a strategic review of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Research & Commentary: Nevada Renewable Portfolio Standard

May 15, 2013

Nevada legislators are considering adjusting the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS).

Research & Commentary: Ending “Too Big to Fail”

May 15, 2013

The federal government’s “Too Big to Fail” policy remains highly unpopular with the public.

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