Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Chattanooga Municipal Broadband Expansion

September 24, 2014

The electric utility company running Chattanooga, Tennessee’s municipal broadband recently filed a petition to override a state law that pre

Research & Commentary: Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act and the Grandfather Clause

September 24, 2014

Congressional leaders are now looking to move the vote on extending the moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access and on discriminatory taxes on emails and other data to the lame du

Research & Commentary: Mississippi Franchise Tax Repeal

September 24, 2014

A tax reform proposal being floated in Mississippi could eliminate the state’s franchise tax, which is levied on businesses and partnerships chartered within the state.

Research & Commentary: The Clean Water Act

September 23, 2014

After creating the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Congress passed numerous landmark environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act (CWA), which achieved a bipartisan majority in 1972.

Research & Commentary: Common Core English Language Arts Standards

September 23, 2014

Common Core State Standards, a grade-by-grade set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math and English language arts (ELA), have been said

Research & Commentary: Endangered Species Act Repeal and Replace

September 17, 2014

In 1973, Congress passed and President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The law is administered by the Interior Department’s U.S.

Research & Commentary: Gov. Mike Pence’s Medicaid Expansion

September 5, 2014

Expanding Medicaid can have repercussions beyond state budgets and the health care industry.

Research & Commentary: Lessons of Kansas’s Income Tax Reforms

September 5, 2014

Kansas has taken several steps in recent years to bring down its tax burden and make the state more competitive for new jobs and businesses. In 2012, Gov.

Research & Commentary: Wisconsin Common Core

September 3, 2014

On July 17, 2014, Wisconsin Gov.

Research & Commentary: Ohio Common Core

September 3, 2014

Ohio legislators are debating HB 597, which if approved would repeal the state’s implementation of the Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school ch