Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Safe Chemicals Act of 2011

December 12, 2011

On November 17, 2011, the Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, a bill d

Research & Commentary: Accountable Care Organizations

December 1, 2011

As states begin to estimate the price of implementing President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), one costly component of the law has yet to receive much-needed att

Research & Commentary: Harkin-Enzi NCLB Reauthorization

November 22, 2011

The U.S. Senate is considering an 860-page bill and 868-page amendment by Sens. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) to reauthorize No Child Left Behind.

Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing Chemical Disclosure

November 22, 2011

In just a few short years, shale gas extraction using hydraulic fracturing has transformed the domestic energy landscape, providing billions of cubic feet per day to the nation’s energy supply and

Research & Commentary: Shallow Loss Coverage and the CROP Act

November 21, 2011

The U.S. agriculture industry receives billions of dollars ($6.5 billion in 2010) in federal insurance subsidies each year.

The Leaflet - Mixed Election Results From States

November 17, 2011

This week was election week for lawmakers in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia.

Research & Commentary: ‘Second Chance’ Health Insurance Exchange Partnerships

November 17, 2011

Several state legislatures are declining to create the health insurance exchanges mandated by President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Research & Commentary: Buy Here Pay Here Auto Dealerships

November 16, 2011

Transportation access is an important part of modern life, but purchasing a vehicle is an expensive proposition many people cannot afford.

Research & Commentary: Fee Schedules for Workers’ Comp Reform

November 14, 2011

Workers’ compensation insurance provides money for medical care for employees injured in the course of their work.