Research & Commentary: Federal Flood Insurance Subsidies in Puget Sound
For more than four decades, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has subsidized construction in floodplains in the United States.
Research & Commentary: Medicare Competitive Bidding
The policy centerpiece of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget proposal this year is his Medicare reform.
Research & Commentary: Taxing Internet Sales in Connecticut
Connecticut is one of many states struggling to balance their budgets by introducing taxes on Internet goods and services.
Research & Commentary: Onshore Reserving in the District of Columbia
Many insurance and reinsurance companies reserve assets for U.S. catastrophe coverage in “offshore” locations such as Bermuda, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Germany.
Research & Commentary: Digital Learning Possibilities and Pitfalls
Harnessing modern technology to tailor education personally and make it efficient is new and greatly unsettled territory.
Research & Commentary: Subsidies for Renewable Energy in Florida
Sometime in the next few days, Florida Gov.
Research & Commentary: The Louisiana Parent Trigger
Louisiana legislators have proposed an education reform that is garnering significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.
Research & Commentary: Cat Bonds for State-Run Catastrophe Insurance
Catastrophe bonds are insurance-linked securities that offset major costs to taxpayers and insurers caused by natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes.
Research & Commentary: HHS Final Exchange Rules
As states have been debating whether to implement a health insurance exchange, a key deterrent has been that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had released only draft rules.
Research & Commentary: Obama Administration Education Policies
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.
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