Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Fossil Fuels and the Environment

June 6, 2013

Eighty percent of the world’s energy and 60 percent of its food and clothing are produced or transported using fossil fuels.

Research & Commentary: Texas Parent Trigger

June 4, 2013

Texas legislators are considering strengthening an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.

Research & Commentary: Wisconsin Tax Reform Update

June 4, 2013

Wisconsin has consistently ranked among the worst states in the nation over the past 30 years for its

Research & Commentary: State Medicaid Expansion and the Oregon Medicaid Study

June 3, 2013

States across the country are currently debating whether to expand their Medicaid programs. Medicaid expansion is an expensive endeavor that studies show will not provide better health care.

Research & Commentary: Ohio Municipal Income Tax Reform

June 3, 2013

In an effort to improve their state’s economic competitiveness, Ohio legislators are considering major reforms to the state’s unique municipal income tax system.

Research & Commentary: Medical Device Tax

May 30, 2013

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed with the expressed intention of reducing the cost of health care while expanding coverage.

Research & Commentary: Rhode Island Corporate Tax Reform

May 30, 2013

In an effort to address his state’s uncompetitive corporate tax system and attract new business to Rhode Island, Gov.

Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Use

May 30, 2013

The expansion of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling continues to enable profitable extraction of oil and gas in many states across the country.

Research & Commentary: Digital Goods Taxes

May 20, 2013

As technology advances, more products are becoming available online in digital formats.