Research & Commentary: Massachusetts Public Pensions and the Assumed Rate of Return Update
In Massachusetts, as in many other states and municipalities across the country, the high cost of traditional defined-benefit public pensions has become an important issue as unfunded liabilities h
Research & Commentary: Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium
With the Illinois legislature back in session, representatives of the oil and gas industry and environmental activists are directing their attention to Senate Bill 3280, an amendment to the Oil and
Research & Commentary: Missouri Parent Trigger
Missouri legislators are considering an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.
Research & Commentary: State Universal Service Fund Reform
First established as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Federal Universal Service Fund was designed to provide telephone service to underserved areas of the country.
Research & Commentary: The Medicaid "Cure"
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has told the states there will be no flexibility in implementing Medicaid expansion: either expand fully or don’t expand at all.
Research & Commentary: Internet Access Taxes
The Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 was designed to promote the growth of the Internet by placing a moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access and the creation of discriminatory tax
Research & Commentary: High Frequency Trading
Increasing computerization of financial trading has had a profound effect on financial markets by introducing a new element: high frequency trading (HFT).
Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Parent Trigger
Oklahoma legislators will soon consider an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.
Research & Commentary: Cybersecurity
Cyber-terrorism, hackers, identity theft, and viruses threaten to disrupt digital networks.
Research & Commentary: UTOPIA and the Problems Facing Municipal Broadband
One of Utah’s most ambitious municipal broadband programs is facing serious subscribership and funding problems.
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