Research & Commentary: The Connect America Fund and Broadband Internet Taxes
In 2011 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created the Connect America Fund (CAF) by taking $4.5 billion from the Universal Service Fund (USF) designed to provide advanced telecommunicatio
Research & Commentary: Idaho Unemployment Insurance and Overpayments
Idaho, like most U.S. states, has struggled to keep its unemployment insurance fund solvent. The unemployment trust fund already faced insolvency once as a result of the 2008 recession.
Research & Commentary: Food Stamp Reform
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as the Food Stamp program, has become one of the fastest-growing welfare programs of the U.S. government.
Research & Commentary: Democratic and Republican Party Education Platforms
In 2012, the Republican and Democratic parties held their national conventions sandwiched around Labor Day weekend.
Research & Commentary: Kansas Renewable Portfolio Standard
In July, the Kansas Policy Institute and Beacon Hill Institute released a joint report assessing the expected economic results of the Kansas renewable energy mandate, signed into law by Gov.
Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing and Air Quality
Earlier this year, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama’s science advisor, John P.
Research & Commentary: The Best, Most Recent Voucher Research
In 2011, researcher Greg Forster examined all the highest-quality research available on voucher programs; he found 10 of 11 studies demonstrated vouchers benefit students, and the 11th showed parti
Research & Commentary: Tax Increment Financing
Tax increment financing has become a popular tool for encouraging economic development in municipalities across the country.
Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing Ban in New York State
Research & Commentary: Financial Transaction Taxes
Since the 2007-2008 financial crisis, legislators in the United States and across the world have proposed new taxes on certain financial transactions, including securities trading and stock trans
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