Research & Commentary: Gasoline Taxes
(An updated verison of this policy document can be found here)
Research & Commentary: Common Core Draft Science Standards
A consortium of consultants and science educators has released a draft of what they plan will become national education standards for K-12 science.
Research & Commentary: States Should Avoid Medicaid Expansion
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Research & Commentary: Internet Privacy and Do Not Track Legislation
Internet privacy has become a hot issue as technology to track user movements online has become more widespread.
Research & Commentary: Wireless Spectrum Sales
Wireless communications have improved the lives of millions of people across the United States and the world.
Research & Commentary: Sea-Level Rise in North Carolina
The North Carolina House is considering a bill that would reassess how state agencies extrapolate data on future rates of sea-level rise affecting coastal communities.
Research & Commentary: Loosening Teacher Tenure in New Jersey
New Jersey is one of several states—including Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada, South Dakota, and Virginia—that recently considered tightening qualifications for teacher tenure or replacing it with
Research & Commentary: Proprietary Trading and the Volcker Rule
Proprietary trading is a common financial activity that is currently being targeted for additional regulation in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and several high-profile losses by major
Research & Commentary: Mining Regulation
Mining is the process of extracting raw minerals from the earth to be converted into valuable materials used by society.
Research & Commentary: Earned Income Tax Credit vs. Minimum Wage Laws
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and minimum wage laws have been two of the primary mechanisms the federal and state governments have used to help low-income families move out of poverty.
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