Research & Commentary: Internet and Broadband Reclassification
The Obama administration’s Federal Communications Commission has undertaken several efforts to increase its regulatory power over the Internet by reclassifying broadband access services from their
Research & Commentary: Education Property Tax Reform
Several states—including Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont—are currently discussing restructuring the property taxes that pay for education.
Research & Commentary: Michigan Renewable Energy Portfolio Mandate
A petition bearing more than 500,000 signatures has been turned in to state election officials to put the Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs initiative on the November ballot.
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: 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: 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.
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