Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Medical Licensing and the Doctor Shortage

July 22, 2014

A 2011 study published in the Milbank Quarterly found Obamacare would create a need for between 4,300 and 7,000 more phys

Research & Commentary: Missouri Tax Increment Financing Reform

July 22, 2014

Tax increment financing has become a popular tool for funding economic development projects in municipalities across the country.

Research & Commentary: EPA’s Clean Power Plan

July 14, 2014

On June 2, 2014, the Obama administration mandated a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 from power plants’ 2005 levels.

Research & Commentary: Alabama Pension Reform

July 10, 2014

Unfunded state pension liabilities have become an increasingly troubling problem for states across the country, including Alabama.

Research & Commentary: State Income Tax Revenue Since the Fiscal Cliff

July 10, 2014

More states have been lowering or eliminating income taxes in order to spur economic growth in recent years.

Research & Commentary: Common Core in Pennsylvania

Hailey Vrdolyak
July 1, 2014

Pennsylvania is one of 45 states that adopted national Common Core State Standards.

Research & Commentary: Teacher Tenure in California

Hailey Vrdolyak
June 30, 2014

The Los Angeles County Superior Court case Vergara v. California attracted national attention because of the possible ramifications it could have on teacher tenure across the nation.

Research & Commentary: Mandated “Three-Tier” Distribution of Alcohol

June 30, 2014

Alcohol products (beer, wine, and spirits) are some of the most tightly regulated consumer products in the United States.

Research & Commentary: Reimbursement Flaws in Medicaid and the ACA

June 27, 2014

Fewer doctors are accepting new Medicaid patients today, in part due to low reimbursement rates and a large increase in Medicaid enrollment caused by states expanding Medicaid in response to the Af

Research & Commentary: Pence’s HIP 2.0 Is Not Conservative Medicaid Reform

June 27, 2014

In May 2014, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence introduced a proposal to expand the state’s Medicaid program, known as the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP).