Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Internet and Broadband Reclassification

August 22, 2012

The Obama administration’s Federal Communications Commission has undertaken several efforts to increase its regulatory power over the Internet by reclassifying broadband access services from their

Research & Commentary: Education Property Tax Reform

August 21, 2012

Several states—including Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont—are currently discussing restructuring the property taxes that pay for education.

Research & Commentary: Parent Trigger Success in Adelanto

August 6, 2012

A judge recently ruled that a Parent Trigger petition from parents in Adelanto, California is valid and their request to convert their children’s school to a charter must go into effect.

Research & Commentary: Michigan Renewable Energy Portfolio Mandate

August 20, 2012

A petition bearing more than 500,000 signatures has been turned in to state election officials to put the Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs initiative on the November ballot.

Research & Commentary: Electronic Cigarettes

August 16, 2012

Nearly 50 million U.S. adults—more than a fifth of the total adult population—smoke cigarettes.

Research & Commentary: Reconciliation and Obamacare

August 14, 2012

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s health care law, the conversation on Capitol Hill is focused on the parliamentary issue of rec

Research & Commentary: Diverging Education Opportunities

August 6, 2012

Recent research demonstrates a growing divide among America’s wealthier and poorer households.

Research & Commentary: Michigan Teacher Pension Reforms

August 6, 2012

Michigan lawmakers are considering addressing the state’s debilitating $22 billion teacher pension deficit by switching incoming state teachers to a 401(k)-style plan instead of the traditional def

Research & Commentary: Carbon Tax Swaps

August 6, 2012

Carbon taxes have regained traction with several prominent Republican lawmakers and political leaders publicly voicing support for a “revenue-neutral” carbon tax in exchange for tax cuts on capital

Research & Commentary: Congestion Traffic Pricing

August 6, 2012

According to a report by the Texas Transportation Institute, the cost of urban traffic congestion, converted to a dollar value, quintupled between 1982 and 2007.

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