Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Michigan Medicaid Expansion

February 19, 2013

As states implement the federal health care law, many are debating whether to expand their Medicaid programs in order to receive a larger federal subsidy. Gov.

Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Medicaid Expansion

February 19, 2013

As states implement the federal health care law, many are debating whether to expand their Medicaid programs in order to receive a larger federal subsidy. Gov.

Research & Commentary: Maine Parent Trigger

February 18, 2013

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

Research & Commentary: Ohio Medicaid Expansion

February 11, 2013

As states implement provisions of the federal health care law, many are debating whether to expand their Medicaid programs in order to receive a larger federal subsidy. Gov.

Research & Commentary: North Carolina Tax Reform

February 11, 2013

This year North Carolina joined the growing number of states considering major changes to its tax system.

Research & Commentary: South Carolina Parent Trigger

January 31, 2013

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

Research & Commentary: 9-1-1 Fund Raids

January 30, 2013

The 9-1-1 and emergency response systems play a key role in public health and safety.

Research & Commentary: Minnesota Frac Sand Mining

January 28, 2013

According to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, topping the list of environmental issues for the 2013 state legislative session is silica or “frac” sand mining.

Research & Commentary: Wisconsin Income Tax Reform

January 28, 2013

In his 2013 State of the State Address, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposed cuts in the state’s income tax rates to be phased in over a few years.