Research & Commentary: Electronic Cigarettes
Nearly 50 million U.S. adults—more than a fifth of the total adult population—smoke cigarettes.
Research & Commentary: Reconciliation and Obamacare
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s health care law, the conversation on Capitol Hill is focused on the parliamentary issue of rec
Research & Commentary: Diverging Education Opportunities
Recent research demonstrates a growing divide among America’s wealthier and poorer households.
Research & Commentary: Parent Trigger Success in Adelanto
A judge recently ruled that a Parent Trigger petition from parents in Adelanto, California is valid and their request to convert their children’s school to a charter must go into effect.
Research & Commentary: Congestion Traffic Pricing
According to a report by the Texas Transportation Institute, the cost of urban traffic congestion, converted to a dollar value, quintupled between 1982 and 2007.
Research & Commentary: Carbon Tax Swaps
Carbon taxes have regained traction with several prominent Republican lawmakers and political leaders publicly voicing support for a “revenue-neutral” carbon tax in exchange for tax cuts on capital
Research & Commentary: Estate Taxes
Few taxes imposed by state and local governments are more controversial than the estate tax, popularly referred to as the “death tax.” Estate taxes are levies on the net value of the estate of
Research & Commentary: Michigan Teacher Pension Reforms
Michigan lawmakers are considering addressing the state’s debilitating $22 billion teacher pension deficit by switching incoming state teachers to a 401(k)-style plan instead of the traditional def
Research & Commentary: Unemployment Insurance Fraud and Overpayments
With the nation’s economy still in the doldrums, unemployment compensation funds in many states have become insolvent. One reason is that waste and fraud plague the system.
Research & Commentary: Teacher Shortages
North Dakota is reporting extreme teacher shortages as the state booms economically thanks in great part to oil extraction, but it’s not the only place where such shortages are occurring.
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