Research & Commentary: National Catastrophe ‘Backstop’ Update
For more than a decade, members of Congress have proposed various bills to establish a federal “backstop,” “catastrophe fund,” or “guarantee mechanism” for private losses in cases of disaster.
Research & Commentary: Florida Parent Trigger
Florida legislators have proposed an education reform that is garnering significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.
Research & Commentary: National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization
Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been a political football in recent years, with Congress unwilling to commit to reform.
Research & Commentary: Louisiana Education Reforms
In January 2012, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) proposed policies that would shift the state’s education system toward greater accountability, freedom, and choice.
Research & Commentary: Digital Textbooks
The Obama administration has announced it wants every child in the nation to have an e-textbook by 2017.
Research & Commentary: No-Fault Insurance and Personal Injury Protection Insurance Fraud
Auto insurance fraud is a serious problem in Florida.
Research & Commentary: Tobacco Harm Reduction
Nearly 50 million American adults—more than a fifth of the nation’s adult population—smoke cigarettes.
Research & Commentary: Idaho’s Tobacco Tax Advantage
Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee Chairman Dennis Lake (R-Blackfoot) says he wants to increase the state’s cigarette tax by $1.25 per pack, to help curb smoking and raise revenue.
Heartland Institute Review & Commentary: Chemicals of Concern
Research & Commentary: Ohio Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard
On Wednesday, Ohio Senate Bill 216 will be up for consideration in the Senate Energy & Public Utilities committee.
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