Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Florida Parent Trigger

February 20, 2012

Florida legislators have proposed an education reform that is garnering significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.

Research & Commentary: National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization

February 14, 2012

Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been a political football in recent years, with Congress unwilling to commit to reform.

Research & Commentary: Digital Textbooks

February 13, 2012

The Obama administration has announced it wants every child in the nation to have an e-textbook by 2017.

Research & Commentary: Louisiana Education Reforms

February 13, 2012

In January 2012, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) proposed policies that would shift the state’s education system toward greater accountability, freedom, and choice.

Research & Commentary: No-Fault Insurance and Personal Injury Protection Insurance Fraud

February 10, 2012

Auto insurance fraud is a serious problem in Florida.

Research & Commentary: Tobacco Harm Reduction

February 2, 2012

Nearly 50 million American adults—more than a fifth of the nation’s adult population—smoke cigarettes.

Research & Commentary: Idaho’s Tobacco Tax Advantage

February 1, 2012

Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee Chairman Dennis Lake (R-Blackfoot) says he wants to increase the state’s cigarette tax by $1.25 per pack, to help curb smoking and raise revenue.

Research & Commentary: Ohio Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard

John Monaghan
January 31, 2012

On Wednesday, Ohio Senate Bill 216 will be up for consideration in the Senate Energy & Public Utilities committee.

Research & Commentary: School Funding that Follows the Child

January 31, 2012

The idea of education funding following the child has several names, such as weighted student funding, backpack funding, fair-student funding, student-based budgeting, and results-based budgeting.