Research & Commentary: Missouri Tax Increment Financing Reform
Tax increment financing has become a popular tool for funding economic development projects in municipalities across the country.
Research & Commentary: EPA’s Clean Power Plan
On June 2, 2014, the Obama administration mandated a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 from power plants’ 2005 levels.
Research & Commentary: Alabama Pension Reform
Unfunded state pension liabilities have become an increasingly troubling problem for states across the country, including Alabama.
Research & Commentary: State Income Tax Revenue Since the Fiscal Cliff
More states have been lowering or eliminating income taxes in order to spur economic growth in recent years.
Research & Commentary: Common Core in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is one of 45 states that adopted national Common Core State Standards.
Research & Commentary: Teacher Tenure in California
The Los Angeles County Superior Court case Vergara v. California attracted national attention because of the possible ramifications it could have on teacher tenure across the nation.
Research & Commentary: Mandated “Three-Tier” Distribution of Alcohol
Alcohol products (beer, wine, and spirits) are some of the most tightly regulated consumer products in the United States.
Research & Commentary: Reimbursement Flaws in Medicaid and the ACA
Fewer doctors are accepting new Medicaid patients today, in part due to low reimbursement rates and a large increase in Medicaid enrollment caused by states expanding Medicaid in response to the Af
Research & Commentary: Pence’s HIP 2.0 Is Not Conservative Medicaid Reform
In May 2014, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence introduced a proposal to expand the state’s Medicaid program, known as the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP).
Research & Commentary: Right to Work in Kentucky
Implemented in 1947, the Taft-Harley Act (THA), Section 14(b), allows states to adopt right-to-work laws.
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