Research & Commentary: President Obama’s Student Loan Executive Order
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
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: Tennessee School Vouchers
Tennessee state Sen.
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: 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: 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: 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
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