Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Online Taxes, Legislative Update

April 18, 2013

Early this week Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid began the process of pushing to the

Research & Commentary: Common Core Science Standards

April 16, 2013

A consortium of consultants and science educators has released its final draft of what it plans will become national education standards for K-12 science.

Research & Commentary: Stockton, California and Municipal Bankruptcies

April 15, 2013

According to Governing magazine, there were 28 public bankruptcies in 2011 and 2012.

Research & Commentary: Colorado Renewable Portfolio Standard

April 12, 2013

Colorado legislators are bucking the national trend and considering a proposal that would boost the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS).

Research & Commentary: Vermont Tax Hikes

April 12, 2013

The Vermont Legislature is considering a vast new

Research & Commentary: National Minimum Wage Hike

April 12, 2013

In his 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama proposed increasing the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 an hour, with the stated goal of raising the incomes of millions

Research & Commentary: President Obama’s Universal Pre-K Proposal

April 12, 2013

Included in President Barack Obama’s 2014 budget is a proposal to expand federally funded pre-K, to be paid for by raising the federal cigarette tax from $1.01 per pack to $1.95.

Research & Commentary: North Carolina Renewable Portfolio Standard

April 2, 2013

North Carolina legislators are considering repealing the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS).

Research & Commentary: Early Effects of Dodd-Frank

March 31, 2013

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also known as the Dodd-Frank Act, created many new restrictions on financial instruments and activities.

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