Research & Commentary: National and State Standardized Tests
As Congress gears up to reauthorize No Child Left Behind, the largest federal law on education, and various school districts display the fruits of the act’s mandated testing, experts have begun to
Research & Commentary: Early Learning Challenge
Under the federal government’s "Early Learning Challenge" for state early education and childcare programs, states will offer a proposal, then follow through if they win a grant.
Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) of Natural Gas
Research & Commentary: Weight-Based Smokeless Tobacco Taxes in Wisconsin
Wisconsin is considering a revenue neutral tax proposal that would change the tax structure for smokeless tobacco from an ad valorem tax to a weight-based tax.
Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Fees
Research & Commentary: Contracting Out Prison Services
The cost of incarceration, rehabilitation, and security in state, local, and federal prisons has become a serious budget problem.
Research & Commentary: North Carolina Auto Insurance
Research & Commentary: Federal Earthquake Insurance Backstop
Legislation to create a new federal earthquake insurance backstop is currently being considered in Congress.
North Carolina is currently considering several types of changes to its auto insurance regulatory system.
Research & Commentary: Workers’ Compensation Insurance in Illinois (Update)
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