Research & Commentary: National and State Standardized Tests
As Congress gears up to reauthorize No Child Left Behind, the largest federal law on education, and various school districts display the fruits of the act’s mandated testing, experts have begun to
Research & Commentary: Weight-Based Smokeless Tobacco Taxes in Wisconsin
Wisconsin is considering a revenue neutral tax proposal that would change the tax structure for smokeless tobacco from an ad valorem tax to a weight-based tax.
Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Fees
Research & Commentary: Contracting Out Prison Services
The cost of incarceration, rehabilitation, and security in state, local, and federal prisons has become a serious budget problem.
Research & Commentary: North Carolina Auto Insurance
Research & Commentary: Federal Earthquake Insurance Backstop
Legislation to create a new federal earthquake insurance backstop is currently being considered in Congress.
North Carolina is currently considering several types of changes to its auto insurance regulatory system.
Research & Commentary: Workers’ Compensation Insurance in Illinois (Update)
Research & Commentary: Louisiana Shouldn’t Concede Its Tobacco Tax Advantage
Louisiana is considering a proposal for a significant tax hike on cigarettes, smoking tobacco, and smokeless tobacco products.
Research & Commentary: State Video Franchise Reform in Texas
Current cable television franchise laws in Texas favor new video service providers over existing ones by not allowing existing service providers to enter into statewide franchises.
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