Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Extension Deadlines for Health Insurance Exchanges

November 15, 2012

Now that President Barack Obama has won reelection, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has extended the deadlines for states to implement health insurance exchanges.

Research & Commentary: Taxing Cloud Computing

November 13, 2012

Cloud computing has fundamentally changed how consumers purchase and use software and computing services, by moving many of the functions online.

Research & Commentary: Objective Teacher Evaluations

November 12, 2012

In the past three years, more than 20 states have passed legislation modifying teacher evaluation systems, and more have committed to do the same in Race to the Top or No Child Left Behind waiver a

Research & Commentary: Education Savings Accounts

November 8, 2012

A new report pinpoints education savings accounts as the next-generation school voucher system for states committed to real education reform.

Research & Commentary: South Carolina Medicaid Expansion

November 12, 2012

South Carolina will soon have to decide whether to expand its Medicaid programs by accepting additional federal funding.

Research & Commentary: Commodities Position Limits

November 9, 2012

Since the 2008 financial crisis, the effect of speculation on commodities pricing has been hotly debated.

Research & Commentary: The Fiscal Cliff and Taxmageddon

November 8, 2012

Absent action from Congress and the president, the United States will face what many are calling a “fiscal cliff” at the beginning of 2013.

Research & Commentary: Wind Power Subsidies

November 6, 2012

Wind power generation has been generously subsidized since the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978.

Research & Commentary: Education Spending and Student Achievement

November 1, 2012

Polls consistently show voters generally think public schools need more money – but they estimate school spending is at most half of what it really is.

Research & Commentary: State Capital Gains Taxes

October 31, 2012

As Congress decides whether to allow the national capital gains tax rate to increase at the beginning of next year, states across the country are debating whether to change their own capital gains

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