Research & Commentary: Occupational Licensing
Government regulation of occupations comes in the form of registration, certification permits, and licensure. A license gives an individual a “right to practice” legally.
Research & Commentary: Severance Taxes
Severance taxes are levied when landowners sell nonrenewable resources such as oil, natural gas, iron, copper, and other natural resources for extraction.
Research & Commentary: What the Australian Carbon Tax Means for the United States
Anti-fossil-fuel activists have long advocated federal and state governments should impose carbon taxes.
Research & Commentary: Rideshare Regulation
Over the past several years, the popularity of “ridesharing” services has grown exponentially across the country.
Research & Commentary: Illinois’ Unfair “Fair Tax”
While its neighbors have undertaken positive tax reforms, lowering rates for businesses and individual taxpayers, Illinois has been moving in the opposite direction and is now considering moving fr
Research & Commentary: The Future of High Frequency Trading
High frequency trading has come under increased scrutiny since the “Flash Crash” of May 6, 2010.
Research & Commentary: Taxing and Regulating E-Cigarettes in New Jersey
Over the past five years, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have emerged as a popular alternative for smokers looking to quit or substantially reduce their cigarette use.
Research & Commentary: Regulation of Online Gambling
The debate over the expansion of online gambling in the states continues to move forward while Congress considers the
Research & Commentary: Michigan Minimum Wage Increase
There are currently several legislative proposals in Michigan that would significantly increase the state’s minimum wage to as high as $9.50 per hour.
Research & Commentary: Solar Power in Maine
The State of Maine is considering two proposals to provide greater incentives for solar power.
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