Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Advantages of Managed Care for Medicaid

August 25, 2011

The skyrocketing costs caused by Medicaid’s fee-for-service approach have states struggling to meet their government budgets, and access to quality health care is becoming scarcer.

Research & Commentary: Windstorm Insurance on the Atlantic Coast

August 25, 2011

Hurricane Irene appears likely to make landfall in the United States sometime in the next few days.

Research & Commentary: Credit Scoring Debate in Massachusetts

August 17, 2011

A debate over the use of credit scoring to determine insurance rates and eligibility continues to rage in Massachusetts.

Research & Commentary: School Funding Lawsuits

August 15, 2011

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

August 9, 2011

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

August 8, 2011

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

August 8, 2011

Few public policy issues evoke more fervor than those promoting homeownership.

Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Liquor Privatization

Elizabeth Henderson
August 1, 2011

Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai recently introduced House Bill 11, which would privatize the state’s liquor sales.

Research & Commentary: Teacher Evaluations

July 28, 2011

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

July 26, 2011

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.