The Municipal Government Debt Crisis
June 20, 2013 – The 518 taxing districts within Cook County have a combined “financial burden” of almost $34 billion - an average of $17,147 per Cook County household - according to a study release
Research & Commentary: 2013 Farm Bill Full of Wasteful Subsidies
On June 10 the U.S. Senate approved its version of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, also known as the Farm Bill.
Research & Commentary: Hydroelectric Power and Renewable Portfolio Standards
Several states are taking second looks at the renewable portfolio standards (RPS) they passed in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing in California
The California Assembly recently defeated a proposed moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, a technology requiring water mixed with trace amounts of sand and chemical additives to be injected under pr
Research & Commentary: Oregon Tobacco Tax
Two proposals are being considered in Oregon to increase tobacco excise taxes at the state and local levels.
Research and Commentary: Arizona Medicaid Expansion
As states begin debating whether to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), many, including Arizona, are still debating whether to expand their Medicaid programs.
Tip Sheet: Common Core Standards
Common Core Standards
Research & Commentary: Wireless Tax Fairness Act Reintroduced
Almost half the U.S.
Research & Commentary: Fossil Fuels and the Environment
Eighty percent of the world’s energy and 60 percent of its food and clothing are produced or transported using fossil fuels.
Research & Commentary: Wisconsin Tax Reform Update
Wisconsin has consistently ranked among the worst states in the nation over the past 30 years for its
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