Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing Chemical Disclosure

November 22, 2011

In just a few short years, shale gas extraction using hydraulic fracturing has transformed the domestic energy landscape, providing billions of cubic feet per day to the nation’s energy supply and

Research & Commentary: Harkin-Enzi NCLB Reauthorization

November 22, 2011

The U.S. Senate is considering an 860-page bill and 868-page amendment by Sens. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) to reauthorize No Child Left Behind.

Research & Commentary: Shallow Loss Coverage and the CROP Act

November 21, 2011

The U.S. agriculture industry receives billions of dollars ($6.5 billion in 2010) in federal insurance subsidies each year.

Research & Commentary: Fee Schedules for Workers’ Comp Reform

November 14, 2011

Workers’ compensation insurance provides money for medical care for employees injured in the course of their work.

Research & Commentary: ‘Second Chance’ Health Insurance Exchange Partnerships

November 17, 2011

Several state legislatures are declining to create the health insurance exchanges mandated by President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Research & Commentary: Buy Here Pay Here Auto Dealerships

November 16, 2011

Transportation access is an important part of modern life, but purchasing a vehicle is an expensive proposition many people cannot afford.

Research & Commentary: President Obama’s Student Loan Executive Order

November 9, 2011

President Barack Obama announced in October 2011 he will issue an executive order changing the federal student loan system.

Research & Commentary: Alternatives to Federal Terrorism Insurance

November 8, 2011

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act can claim broad support, but it has deep flaws and imposes billions of dollars in liabilities on taxpayers. Signed into law in 2002 by President George W.

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