Research & Commentary: Common Core Science Standards
A consortium of consultants and science educators has released its final draft of what it plans will become national education standards for K-12 science.
Research & Commentary: Stockton, California and Municipal Bankruptcies
According to Governing magazine, there were 28 public bankruptcies in 2011 and 2012.
Research & Commentary: National Minimum Wage Hike
In his 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama proposed increasing the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 an hour, with the stated goal of raising the incomes of millions
Research & Commentary: Vermont Tax Hikes
The Vermont Legislature is considering a vast new
Research & Commentary: Colorado Renewable Portfolio Standard
Colorado legislators are bucking the national trend and considering a proposal that would boost the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS).
Research & Commentary: President Obama’s Universal Pre-K Proposal
Included in President Barack Obama’s 2014 budget is a proposal to expand federally funded pre-K, to be paid for by raising the federal cigarette tax from $1.01 per pack to $1.95.
Research & Commentary: North Carolina Renewable Portfolio Standard
North Carolina legislators are considering repealing the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS).
Research & Commentary: Early Effects of Dodd-Frank
The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also known as the Dodd-Frank Act, created many new restrictions on financial instruments and activities.
Research & Commentary: Illinois Pension Reform
The state employee pension system in Illinois is broke, both financially and structurally.
Research & Commentary: The Benefits of Shale Energy on Other Industries
As advancements in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling continue to revolutionize the nation’s energy outlook, it’s important to consider the economic ripple effect expanding shale energy h
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