Research & Commentary: State Universal Service Fund Reform
First established as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Federal Universal Service Fund was designed to provide telephone service to underserved areas of the country.
Research & Commentary: The Medicaid "Cure"
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has told the states there will be no flexibility in implementing Medicaid expansion: either expand fully or don’t expand at all.
Research & Commentary: Internet Access Taxes
The Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 was designed to promote the growth of the Internet by placing a moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access and the creation of discriminatory tax
Research & Commentary: High Frequency Trading
Increasing computerization of financial trading has had a profound effect on financial markets by introducing a new element: high frequency trading (HFT).
Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Parent Trigger
Oklahoma legislators will soon consider an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.
Research & Commentary: Cybersecurity
Cyber-terrorism, hackers, identity theft, and viruses threaten to disrupt digital networks.
Research & Commentary: UTOPIA and the Problems Facing Municipal Broadband
One of Utah’s most ambitious municipal broadband programs is facing serious subscribership and funding problems.
Research & Commentary: The Nevada Parent Trigger
Nevada legislators are considering an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.
Research & Commentary: Efforts to Improve Teacher Quality
The United States has increased its teaching force 250 percent since 1950, reducing teacher-student ratios from 1:22 to 1:15, but the expansion has not brought higher teacher quality.
Research & Commentary: “Use it or Lose it” Proposals
With gasoline prices reaching all-time highs, some activists and politicians are attacking oil and gas companies for not fully developing the federal leases for energy production they hold, and the
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