Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Early Learning Challenge

June 21, 2011

Under the federal government’s "Early Learning Challenge" for state early education and childcare programs, states will offer a proposal, then follow through if they win a grant.

Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) of Natural Gas

James M. Taylor
June 21, 2011

Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) of Natural Gas

Research & Commentary: National and State Standardized Tests

June 21, 2011

As Congress gears up to reauthorize No Child Left Behind, the largest federal law on education, and various school districts display the fruits of the act’s mandated testing, experts have begun to

Research & Commentary: Weight-Based Smokeless Tobacco Taxes in Wisconsin

June 20, 2011

Wisconsin is considering a revenue neutral tax proposal that would change the tax structure for smokeless tobacco from an ad valorem tax to a weight-based tax.

Research & Commentary: North Carolina Auto Insurance

Matthew Glans
May 31, 2011

North Carolina is currently considering several types of changes to its auto insurance regulatory system.

Research & Commentary: State Video Franchise Reform in Texas

May 12, 2011

Current cable television franchise laws in Texas favor new video service providers over existing ones by not allowing existing service providers to enter into statewide franchises.

Research & Commentary: Louisiana Shouldn’t Concede Its Tobacco Tax Advantage

May 13, 2011

Louisiana is considering a proposal for a significant tax hike on cigarettes, smoking tobacco, and smokeless tobacco products.

Research & Commentary: Internet Gaming Regulations

Matthew Glans
April 29, 2011

The regulation of online gaming, including popular games such as poker, has reached a crossroads with the recent crackdown on poker Web sites in the United States.

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