Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: New Mexico Right-To-Work

November 4, 2014

In both 1979 and 1981, the New Mexico Legislature passed right-to-work laws, but both bills were vetoed by then-Gov. Bruce King (D).

Research & Commentary: Vermont Single-Payer Health Care

November 4, 2014

Vermont is the first state to attempt to establish a completely government-run health care system, financing and administering health care services and health insurance coverage.

Research & Commentary: E-Cigarette ‘Smoking’ Bans

November 3, 2014

As electronic cigarettes grow in popularity, state and local governments are finding ways to regulate and tax them.

Research & Commentary: Certificate of Need Reform

November 13, 2014

Thirty-six states currently use certificate of need (CON) laws to slow the growth of health care prices, promote consolidation of health care providers, and limit duplication of services.

Research & Commentary: Preschool Expansion and Development Grants

November 3, 2014

In 2014, Congress appropriated $250 million for a program offering preschool grants for states that apply for them.

Research & Commentary: South Carolina Common Core

October 31, 2014

South Carolina became the second state in the nation to repeal Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math

Research & Commentary: Tax Reform in Wisconsin Is Not Yet Complete

October 27, 2014

Since 2011, Gov. Scott Walker (R) and the General Assembly have cut taxes by nearly $2 billion.

Research & Commentary: Tennessee Medicaid Expansion

October 27, 2014

Recent moves by Pennsylvania and Indiana to expand their Medicaid programs under the false mantle of being a “free-market alternative” to Obamacare have emboldened some Re

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