Research & Commentary: Utah Medicaid Expansion Update
As Gov. Gary Herbert’s (R) “Healthy Utah” Medicaid expansion plan awaits approval by the Obama administration, it remains unpopular with many Utahans.
Research & Commentary: Oregon Carbon Tax
On August 14, 2013, Oregon passed a bill authorizing a study of the feasibility of a statewide carbon tax. The study is expected to be presented to legislators on November 15, 2014.
Research & Commentary: New Jersey Estate Taxes
Few taxes imposed by state or local governments are more controversial than the estate tax, popularly referred to as the “death tax.” Estate taxes are levies on property transferred from a deceased
Research & Commentary: SNAP Update and the Return of Work Requirements
For the first time in several years, the number of enrollees in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the food assistance program also known as food stamps, has begun to shrink in m
Research & Commentary: Corporate Tax Inversions
The United States currently has the highest corporate tax rate among the 34 nations in the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), in addition to being one of the few nations
Research & Commentary: Common Core Math Standards
The United States scores below the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average in mathematics literacy, behind 29 other nations, predominantly from Europe.
Research & Commentary: New Jersey Renewable Portfolio Standard
The New Jersey Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires all state utilities serving retail customers to procure 22.5 percent of the electricity they sell from renewable sources by 2021.
Research & Commentary: U.S. Growth in Non-Teacher Staff
The United States spends more of its operating budget on non-teaching personnel than every other country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), except Denmark.
Research & Commentary: The Export-Import Bank
Globalization is making promoting trade crucial to maintaining and expanding the U.S. economy.
Research & Commentary: Chattanooga Municipal Broadband Expansion
The electric utility company running Chattanooga, Tennessee’s municipal broadband recently filed a petition to override a state law that pre
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