Research & Commentary: Vergara v. California and Teacher Tenure
Many state and local elected officials have tried to reform teacher tenure. The issue is back in the spotlight as a result of the Los Angeles County Superior Court case Vergara v.
Research & Commentary: State's Reliance on Federal Funds
Decreases in tax revenue, soaring government spending, and the growing burden of unfunded liabilities have created budget crises in many states.
Research & Commentary: Unemployment Insurance in North Carolina
During the recent recession, the federal government expanded the number of weeks an individual could receive unemployment benefits, and most states accepted the increased weeks and funding.
Research & Commentary: Severance Taxes
Severance taxes are levied when landowners sell nonrenewable resources such as oil, natural gas, iron, copper, and other natural resources for extraction.
Research & Commentary: The Good and Bad of the Kasich Tax Plan
Ohio Gov. John Kasich in March began a renewed push for tax reform in 2014, following up on the state’s 2013 tax reforms, which lowered income taxes while increasing sales taxes.
Research & Commentary: Occupational Licensing
Government regulation of occupations comes in the form of registration, certification permits, and licensure. A license gives an individual a “right to practice” legally.
Research & Commentary: What the Australian Carbon Tax Means for the United States
Anti-fossil-fuel activists have long advocated federal and state governments should impose carbon taxes.
Research & Commentary: The Future of High Frequency Trading
High frequency trading has come under increased scrutiny since the “Flash Crash” of May 6, 2010.
Research & Commentary: Rideshare Regulation
Over the past several years, the popularity of “ridesharing” services has grown exponentially across the country.
Research & Commentary: Illinois’ Unfair “Fair Tax”
While its neighbors have undertaken positive tax reforms, lowering rates for businesses and individual taxpayers, Illinois has been moving in the opposite direction and is now considering moving fr
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