Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Vermont Single-Payer Health Care

November 4, 2014

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: E-Cigarette ‘Smoking’ Bans

November 3, 2014

As electronic cigarettes grow in popularity, state and local governments are finding ways to regulate and tax them.

Research & Commentary: Preschool Expansion and Development Grants

November 3, 2014

In 2014, Congress appropriated $250 million for a program offering preschool grants for states that apply for them.

Research & Commentary: South Carolina Common Core

October 31, 2014

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

Research & Commentary: Tax Reform in Wisconsin Is Not Yet Complete

October 27, 2014

Since 2011, Gov. Scott Walker (R) and the General Assembly have cut taxes by nearly $2 billion.

Research & Commentary: Tennessee Medicaid Expansion

October 27, 2014

Recent moves by Pennsylvania and Indiana to expand their Medicaid programs under the false mantle of being a “free-market alternative” to Obamacare have emboldened some Re

Research & Commentary: Nuclear Power

October 13, 2014

Almost 20 percent of the United States’ electricity is generated by nuclear power, with more than 100 nuclear power units in 31 states.

Research & Commentary: Maryland Renewable Portfolio Mandate

October 13, 2014

Maryland’s renewable portfolio mandate, also known as a renewable power mandate, requires utilities in the state to procure from renewable sources 20 percent of the electricity they supply to retai

Research & Commentary: Georgia Common Core

October 13, 2014

On September 24, 2014, a Georgia House Study Committee on the Role of the Federal Government in Education examined Common Core State Standards.