Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Mandated “Three-Tier” Distribution of Alcohol

June 30, 2014

Alcohol products (beer, wine, and spirits) are some of the most tightly regulated consumer products in the United States.

Research & Commentary: Pence’s HIP 2.0 Is Not Conservative Medicaid Reform

June 27, 2014

In May 2014, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence introduced a proposal to expand the state’s Medicaid program, known as the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP).

Research & Commentary: Reimbursement Flaws in Medicaid and the ACA

June 27, 2014

Fewer doctors are accepting new Medicaid patients today, in part due to low reimbursement rates and a large increase in Medicaid enrollment caused by states expanding Medicaid in response to the Af

Research & Commentary: Right to Work in Kentucky

June 26, 2014

Implemented in 1947, the Taft-Harley Act (THA), Section 14(b), allows states to adopt right-to-work laws.

Research & Commentary: Car Rental Taxes

June 25, 2014

Tourism taxes have become increasingly popular with city and state governments as a source of new revenue.

Research & Commentary: Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard

June 23, 2014

In August 2007, the Illinois General Assembly enacted legislation creating a Renewable Portfolio Standard.

Research & Commentary: The Grow America Proposal

June 17, 2014

The Obama Administration recently proposed a $302 billion transportation funding plan, the Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrast

Research & Commentary: The Cost of Failed Health Insurance Exchanges

June 17, 2014

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) states were allowed to choose between creating their own health insurance exchanges and joining a federal exchange.

Research & Commentary: The Clean Air Act

June 10, 2014

In 1970, Congress passed the Clean Air Act, a law that granted authority to the federal government to control air pollution across the nation.

Research & Commentary: Right to Work Policies

June 10, 2014

The National Labor Relations Act of 1937 (Wagner Act, or NLRA) fundamentally altered the relationship between employers and employees in the United States.