Research & Commentary: Wyoming Beer Taxes
At 2 cents per gallon, Wyoming’s beer tax is well below both the national average of 28 cents per gallon and considerably less than all its neighboring states’.
Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Plastic Bag Tax
Under a proposal by state Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Wayne), Pennsylvania would become the first state to impose a statewide tax on the use of plastic bags.
Research & Commentary: Global Climate Models and Their Limitations
Many scientists, policymakers, and engaged citizens have become concerned over the possibility that manmade greenhouse gas emissions, in particular carbon dioxide (CO2), may be causing dangerous cl
Research & Commentary: Coal Power
Coal, a black or brownish rock made from highly compressed plants that lived and died hundreds of millions of years ago, is the most plentiful fossil fuel in current use.
Research & Commentary: Age Restrictions for Electronic Cigarettes
Thousands of American smokers trying to quit have tried electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigarettes,” sales of which have doubled in recent years.
Research & Commentary: Regulating Payday Loans
Over the past several years, states have begun considering new laws that would place severe limits (interest rate caps) or even bans on certain types of short-term loans, often called “payday loans
Research & Commentary: Tennessee Common Core
The Tennessee legislature is holding hearings on Common Core, national education standards and tests in math and English that 46 states, including Tennessee, have adopted.
Research & Commentary: Raw Milk Legalization
Local laws against the consumption of raw milk (unpasteurized and un-homogenized) were first created in the 1920s as a response to supposed health threats posed by the product.
Research & Commentary: Prevailing Wage Laws
Thirty-two states have prevailing wage laws.
Research & Commentary: Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Extension
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is currently set to expire at the end of 2014, and both its proponents and detractors have been pushing Congress to act by either extending the program or al
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