Research & Commentary: Certificate of Need Reform
Thirty-six states currently use certificate of need (CON) laws to slow the growth of health care prices, promote consolidation of health care providers, and limit duplication of services.
Research & Commentary: Vermont Wind and Solar Development
Vermont has several interventionist policies designed to encourage the development of wind and solar power.
Research & Commentary: Michigan Renewable Portfolio Standard Repeal
In 2008, then-governor Jennifer Granholm signed into law Michigan’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS), requiring all state utilities to generate 10 percent of all retail electricity sales from ren
Research & Commentary: Vermont Single-Payer Health Care
Vermont is the first state to attempt to establish a completely government-run health care system, financing and administering health care services and health insurance coverage.
Research & Commentary: New Mexico Right-To-Work
In both 1979 and 1981, the New Mexico Legislature passed right-to-work laws, but both bills were vetoed by then-Gov. Bruce King (D).
Research & Commentary: States Should Innovate, Not Expand Medicaid
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency responsible for administering Medicaid, f
Research & Commentary: Preschool Expansion and Development Grants
In 2014, Congress appropriated $250 million for a program offering preschool grants for states that apply for them.
Research & Commentary: E-Cigarette ‘Smoking’ Bans
As electronic cigarettes grow in popularity, state and local governments are finding ways to regulate and tax them.
Research & Commentary: New Study on EPA CO2 Regulations
This summer, the U.S.
Research & Commentary: South Carolina Common Core
South Carolina became the second state in the nation to repeal Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math
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