Research & Commentary: South Dakota School Funding
In 2006, two-thirds of South Dakota’s public school districts sued the state for more money, claiming the legislature didn’t provide enough for the system to ensure all South Dakota students receiv
Research & Commentary: Lowering Idaho’s Corporate Tax Rate
Many business and civic groups, including the Idaho Chamber Alliance, have recommended reducing the state’s 7.6 percent corporate income tax rate.
Research & Commentary: School Turnarounds
How to turn a failing school into a successful one has stumped educators and policy analysts for decades.
Research & Commentary: Crop Insurance and Farm Subsidies
Farmers buy crop insurance for protection against the financial impact of natural disasters affecting their crops and the loss of revenue caused by declines in agricultural commodity prices.
Research & Commentary: National Flood Insurance Update
On Thursday, September 8th, the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee held its first formal markup of a bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program.
Research & Commentary: Kansas Income Tax Elimination
State of Kansas Budget Director Steve Anderson has expressed hope the state legislature will approve a bill to eliminate the state’s personal income tax over time.
Research & Commentary: No Child Left Behind Waivers
In July 2011, Education Secretary Arne Duncan ignited a media and political firestorm by announcing his intention to grant waivers to states that could not meet No Child Left Behind requirements if
Research & Commentary: Higher Education Budget Cuts
In 2010, states cut higher education budgets by a total of $1.2 billion. In 2011, the cuts are expected to reach $5 billion.
Research & Commentary: Reform Unionism
As school choice and competition measures eke into the American education system, the implications are becoming clear to the nation’s three million public school teachers and the unions to which ma
Research & Commentary: Advantages of Managed Care for Medicaid
The skyrocketing costs caused by Medicaid’s fee-for-service approach have states struggling to meet their government budgets, and access to quality health care is becoming scarcer.
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