Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Fee Schedules for Workers’ Comp Reform

November 14, 2011

Workers’ compensation insurance provides money for medical care for employees injured in the course of their work.

Research & Commentary: President Obama’s Student Loan Executive Order

November 9, 2011

President Barack Obama announced in October 2011 he will issue an executive order changing the federal student loan system.

Research & Commentary: Alternatives to Federal Terrorism Insurance

November 8, 2011

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act can claim broad support, but it has deep flaws and imposes billions of dollars in liabilities on taxpayers. Signed into law in 2002 by President George W.

Research & Commentary: Section 652 and Cable-CLEC Mergers

November 8, 2011

On June 21, 2011, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) filed a petition of regulatory forbearance with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding Section 652 of t

Research & Commentary: State Chemicals of Concern Lists

November 3, 2011

At least eight states have implemented de facto regulations on chemicals they deem “hazardous” by creating “chemicals of concern” lists.

Research & Commentary: Oil Spill Liability Caps and the Oil Pollution Act

November 3, 2011

Oil spills can cause long-term damage to the environment and cost billions of dollars to clean up.

Research & Commentary: Iowa Education Overhaul

November 1, 2011

Iowa’s governor and lieutenant governor have released a preliminary blueprint for “systemic” education reforms designed to make Iowa the nation’s top education state and enable Iowans to compete be

Research & Commentary: Michigan School Reforms

October 26, 2011

In September 2011, Michigan state senators introduced seven education reform bills to lift the state cap on charter schools, introduce a Parent Trigger, expand online learning, allow schools to out