Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: What the Australian Carbon Tax Means for the United States

April 25, 2014

Anti-fossil-fuel activists have long advocated federal and state governments should impose carbon taxes.

Research & Commentary: The Future of High Frequency Trading

April 24, 2014

High frequency trading has come under increased scrutiny since the “Flash Crash” of May 6, 2010.

Research & Commentary: Rideshare Regulation

April 24, 2014

Over the past several years, the popularity of “ridesharing” services has grown exponentially across the country.

Research & Commentary: Illinois’ Unfair “Fair Tax”

April 24, 2014

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

Research & Commentary: Regulation of Online Gambling

April 14, 2014

The debate over the expansion of online gambling in the states continues to move forward while Congress considers the

Research & Commentary: Taxing and Regulating E-Cigarettes in New Jersey

April 14, 2014

Over the past five years, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have emerged as a popular alternative for smokers looking to quit or substantially reduce their cigarette use.

Research & Commentary: Taxing and Regulating E-Cigarettes in Vermont

April 11, 2014

Over the past five years, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have emerged as a popular alternative for smokers looking to quit or substantially reduce their cigarette use.

Research & Commentary: Ending Internet Access Taxes for Good

April 11, 2014

The current national moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access is set to expire in 2014, but two proposals being considered in Congress would permanently ban discriminatory taxes on

Research & Commentary: Tennessee Parent Trigger

April 11, 2014

Tennessee legislators are considering an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.

Research & Commentary: Michigan Minimum Wage Increase

April 11, 2014

There are currently several legislative proposals in Michigan that would significantly increase the state’s minimum wage to as high as $9.50 per hour.