Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Missouri Parent Trigger

January 7, 2013

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

Research & Commentary: State Universal Service Fund Reform

January 3, 2013

First established as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Federal Universal Service Fund was designed to provide telephone service to underserved areas of the country.

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Research & Commentary: The Medicaid "Cure"

December 28, 2012

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has told the states there will be no flexibility in implementing Medicaid expansion: either expand fully or don’t expand at all.

Research & Commentary: High Frequency Trading

December 17, 2012

Increasing computerization of financial trading has had a profound effect on financial markets by introducing a new element: high frequency trading (HFT).

Research & Commentary: Internet Access Taxes

December 17, 2012

The Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 was designed to promote the growth of the Internet by placing a moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access and the creation of discriminatory tax

Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Parent Trigger

December 14, 2012

Oklahoma legislators will soon consider an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.

Research & Commentary: Cybersecurity

December 13, 2012

Cyber-terrorism, hackers, identity theft, and viruses threaten to disrupt digital networks.

Research & Commentary: UTOPIA and the Problems Facing Municipal Broadband

December 10, 2012

One of Utah’s most ambitious municipal broadband programs is facing serious subscribership and funding problems.

Research & Commentary: The Nevada Parent Trigger

December 6, 2012

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

Research & Commentary: Efforts to Improve Teacher Quality

November 21, 2012

The United States has increased its teaching force 250 percent since 1950, reducing teacher-student ratios from 1:22 to 1:15, but the expansion has not brought higher teacher quality.

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