Research & Commentary: Federal Ownership of Public Lands
Nearly half the land of the western United States is owned by the federal government, including 82 percent of Nevada, 68 percent of Alaska, 64 percent of Utah, 63 percent of Idaho, 61 percent
Research & Commentary: Education Savings Accounts for Special-Needs Children
In 2011, Arizona pioneered education savings accounts, an innovative form of school choice that deposits a child’s state education money into an account parents control and can use for a variety of
Research & Commentary: The Limitations of Solar Power
For more than a century, mankind has sought ways to convert the sun’s heat and light into electricity. According to the U.S.
Research & Commentary: Should Maryland Increase Its Minimum Wage?
Research & Commentary: Regulating and Taxing E-Cigarettes in Washington
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: Should Kentucky Increase Its Minimum Wage?
Kentucky legislators are now considering a bill, sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo, that would increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 over a three-year period.
Research & Commentary: Medicaid Expansion and Healthy PA
Pennsylvania has yet to approve an expansion of Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), but in September 2013 Gov.
Research & Commentary: Illinois Corporate Income Tax Reform
Illinois’ combined federal and state corporate income tax rate is 41.2 percent, fourth-highest in the United States and the industrialized world.
Research & Commentary: Examining the Arkansas Medicaid Expansion Model
In several of the states that have chosen not to expand their Medicaid programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), lawmakers are offering proposals to expand Medi
Research & Commentary: Iowa Minimum Wage Reform
Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal and House Minority Leader Mark Smith have said members of their caucuses will introduce proposals this session to raise the state’s legal minimu
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