Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Tennessee Vouchers

March 3, 2014

Tennessee lawmakers are trying again to pass school choice legislation after several years of failed attempts caused by differences over how big the program should be. Gov.

Research & Commentary: Education Savings Accounts for Special-Needs Children

March 3, 2014

In 2011, Arizona pioneered education savings accounts, an innovative form of school choice that deposits a child’s state education money into an account parents control and can use for a variety of

Research & Commentary: Federal Ownership of Public Lands

March 3, 2014

Nearly half the land of the western United States is owned by the federal government, including 82 percent of Nevada, 68 percent of Alaska, 64 percent of Utah, 63 percent of Idaho, 61 percent

Research & Commentary: The Limitations of Solar Power

February 26, 2014

For more than a century, mankind has sought ways to convert the sun’s heat and light into electricity. According to the U.S.

Research & Commentary: Should Kentucky Increase Its Minimum Wage?

February 25, 2014

Kentucky legislators are now considering a bill, sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo, that would increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 over a three-year period.

Research & Commentary: Regulating and Taxing E-Cigarettes in Washington

February 25, 2014

Over the past five years, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have emerged as a popular alternative for smokers looking to quit or substantially reduce their cigarette use.

Research & Commentary: Medicaid Expansion and Healthy PA

February 24, 2014

Pennsylvania has yet to approve an expansion of Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), but in September 2013 Gov.

Research & Commentary: Illinois Corporate Income Tax Reform

February 13, 2014

Illinois’ combined federal and state corporate income tax rate is 41.2 percent, fourth-highest in the United States and the industrialized world.

Research & Commentary: Examining the Arkansas Medicaid Expansion Model

February 11, 2014

In several of the states that have chosen not to expand their Medicaid programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), lawmakers are offering proposals to expand Medi

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