Research & Commentary: Regulating and Taxing E-Cigarettes in Washington
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
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
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
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
Research & Commentary: Iowa Minimum Wage Reform
Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal and House Minority Leader Mark Smith have said members of their caucuses will introduce proposals this session to raise the state’s legal minimu
Research & Commentary: Should Illinois Move to a Progressive Tax System?
Just a few years ago Illinois’ tax competitiveness compared well to its neighbors and other states.
Research & Commentary: West Virginia Wireless Taxes for Tourism
In January, West Virginia state Sen. H. Truman Chafin proposed a $10 million increase in the tax on wireless services to increase funding for the West Virginia Division of Tourism.
Research & Commentary: Connecticut Pension Reform
According to the most recent available data (2011), Connecticut’s pension system is the second-most underfunded in the United States, trailing only Illinois, which passed minor reforms in late 2013
Research & Commentary: Net Metering
In 43 states and the District of Columbia, utility customers who purchase their own generation source (also called distributed generation, most often a rooftop solar panel) can sell any excess elec
Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard
Pennsylvania state Rep.
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