Research & Commentary: School Funding Lawsuits
With state and local governments tightening their belts in response to falling tax revenues caused by the bad economy, school districts facing cuts are increasingly resorting to lawsuits to force g
Research & Commentary: Recovery Audits
For decades, retailers and other private-sector businesses have hired independent auditors to track down improper payments and recover the money.
Research & Commentary: Online Learning and Related Technology
Online K-12 education is growing rapidly as lawmakers authorize state-run or -approved virtual education options such as single classes from myriad operators and entire virtual schools.
Research & Commentary: The Home Mortgage Interest Deduction
Few public policy issues evoke more fervor than those promoting homeownership.
Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Liquor Privatization
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai recently introduced House Bill 11, which would privatize the state’s liquor sales.
Research & Commentary: Teacher Evaluations
Taxpayers and state governments are increasingly acting on the principle that teachers should receive evaluations of their work, to measure their effectiveness and ensure better education for stude
Research & Commentary: Keystone XL Pipeline
The Keystone XL Project is an approximately 1,661-mile pipeline expansion project that will transport crude oil from Canadian oil sands to U.S. refining markets.
Research & Commentary: Exchange Regulation and State Implementation
The massive and complex package of proposed health exchange rules released recently by the U.S.
Research & Commentary: Florida’s Online Travel Agent Tax
Florida’s tourism industry brings in more than $60 billion each year and is the state’s most profitable industry.
Research & Commentary: High-Stakes Tests and Cheating in Atlanta
An investigative report from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s office charges 178 Atlanta Public Schools teachers and administrators with falsifying students’ state standardized tests.
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