Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Transaction Taxes

Eli Lehrer
December 14, 2009

Research & Commentary: SunRail Will Produce Few Benefits and Cost Millions

December 8, 2009

As Florida policymakers take up the SunRail passenger rail proposal, the performance of existing passenger rail systems across the country should be part of their deliberations.

Research & Commentary: Property Mitigation

Eli Lehrer
December 1, 2009

Research & Commentary: Internet Sales Taxes

James G. Lakely
November 10, 2009

Research & Commentary: Why the U.S. Should Cut its Corporate Tax Rate

November 9, 2009

What the U.S. economy needs more than another pork-filled stimulus plan or massive new spending proposal is a cut in the corporate tax rate.

Research & Commentary: Illinois' Alcohol Tax Is Helping Neighbor States

November 2, 2009

Illinois' alcohol tax increases, which the legislature pushed through to fund a $31 billion capital works plan, are beginning to have their troubling consequences.

Research & Commentary: Illinois’ Pension Problem and How to Fix it

September 30, 2009

The Chicago Sun-Times recently reported some very alarming facts about Illinois’ public pension system, among them: