Research & Commentary: Endangered Species Act Repeal and Replace
In 1973, Congress passed and President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The law is administered by the Interior Department’s U.S.
Research & Commentary: Gov. Mike Pence’s Medicaid Expansion
Expanding Medicaid can have repercussions beyond state budgets and the health care industry.
Research & Commentary: Lessons of Kansas’s Income Tax Reforms
Kansas has taken several steps in recent years to bring down its tax burden and make the state more competitive for new jobs and businesses. In 2012, Gov.
Research & Commentary: New Mexico Renewable Portfolio Standard
In 2002, New Mexico implemented a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requiring investor-owned utilities to procure from renewable sources 10 percent of the electricity they sell.
Research & Commentary: Wisconsin Common Core
On July 17, 2014, Wisconsin Gov.
Research & Commentary: Ohio Common Core
Ohio legislators are debating HB 597, which if approved would repeal the state’s implementation of the Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school ch
Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Pension Reform
Unfunded pension liabilities have become an increasingly troubling problem for states across the country, including Oklahoma.
Research & Commentary: Telemedicine
Improvements in communications technology have led to rapid increases in the efficiency and reach of industries throughout the modern economy.
Research & Commentary: North Carolina Hotel Occupancy Taxes
Several counties in North Carolina are pushing to increase their hotel occupancy taxes up to the state maximum of 6 percent.
Research & Commentary: North Carolina Film Incentives
Over the past couple of decades, state governments have been rolling out the red carpet for Big Hollywood by adopting film tax incentive programs.
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