Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Special-Needs Vouchers

March 26, 2012

Seven states currently offer special-needs students the opportunity to take their public funds to a private school, and at least 10 more states are currently considering similar legislation.

Research & Commentary: PPACA and Medicaid Expansion

March 26, 2012

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires states to expand Medicaid eligibility to all individuals whose income is less than 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

Research & Commentary: Obama Administration Education Policies

March 26, 2012

As the 2012 elections approach, it is an appropriate time to review the president’s record on education policy. Several prominent observers have done so recently.

Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing Impact Fees

March 12, 2012

Hydraulic fracturing has enabled profitable extraction of oil and gas in diverse areas of the country.

Research & Commentary: Workers’ Compensation Reform in Illinois (Update)

March 8, 2012

Illinois has the third-highest workers’ compensation insurance rates of any state in the United States.

Backgrounder: Hydraulic Fracturing

March 6, 2012

The recent discovery of vast deposits of oil and natural gas trapped in shale rock formations has revolutionized our nation’s short-term, mid-term, and long-term energy outlook.

Research & Commentary: Insurance Price Controls and California Proposition 103

March 2, 2012

In the mid-1980s, high premium costs and a tidal wave of auto insurance litigation led to vast public outrage against auto insurers.

Research & Commentary: The Dangers of a Single-Payer Health System

February 29, 2012

A common proposal for remedying the increasing cost of health care in the United States has been the call for a single-payer health care system.