Research & Commentary: Section 652 and Cable-CLEC Mergers
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
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
Oil spills can cause long-term damage to the environment and cost billions of dollars to clean up.
Research & Commentary: Iowa Education Overhaul
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: Lessons from Massachusetts and Utah Insurance Exchanges
As states await a U.S.
Research & Commentary: Michigan School Reforms
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
Research & Commentary: Michigan’s ‘Right to Teach’ Legislation
This year Michigan state lawmakers capped the amount school districts pay toward employee health care coverage (thus requiring school employees to pay part of their premiums), lengthened the time r
Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Income Tax Elimination
Lawmakers in Oklahoma are saying tax reform involving the reduction of personal income tax rates will be one of the top priorities this upcoming legislative session.
Research & Commentary Hydraulic Fracturing in Ohio
Chesapeake Energy has announced that exploratory hydraulic fracturing wells in the Utica shale, a deep rock formation stretching from upstate New York to Kentucky, have produced significant quantit
Research & Commentary: Strings-Attached NCLB Waivers
President Barack Obama has announced his administration will grant states waivers from enforcement of the federal No Child Left Behind law, contingent on their adopting specific policy changes favo
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