Research & Commentary: Wyoming Health Insurance Exchange and Medicaid Expansion
Like most states after the Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Wyoming continues to debate how best to maintain control over its health care system.
Research & Commentary: Omaha Cigarette Occupation Tax
In the past two years, Omaha restaurant customers have paid around $50 million in taxes, and the city is now considering levying a new occupation tax on smokers.
Research & Commentary: Food Stamp Reform
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as the Food Stamp program, has become one of the fastest-growing welfare programs of the U.S. government.
Research & Commentary: The Connect America Fund and Broadband Internet Taxes
In 2011 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created the Connect America Fund (CAF) by taking $4.5 billion from the Universal Service Fund (USF) designed to provide advanced telecommunicatio
Research & Commentary: Idaho Unemployment Insurance and Overpayments
Idaho, like most U.S. states, has struggled to keep its unemployment insurance fund solvent. The unemployment trust fund already faced insolvency once as a result of the 2008 recession.
Research & Commentary: Democratic and Republican Party Education Platforms
In 2012, the Republican and Democratic parties held their national conventions sandwiched around Labor Day weekend.
Research & Commentary: Kansas Renewable Portfolio Standard
In July, the Kansas Policy Institute and Beacon Hill Institute released a joint report assessing the expected economic results of the Kansas renewable energy mandate, signed into law by Gov.
Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing and Air Quality
Earlier this year, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama’s science advisor, John P.
Research & Commentary: The Best, Most Recent Voucher Research
In 2011, researcher Greg Forster examined all the highest-quality research available on voucher programs; he found 10 of 11 studies demonstrated vouchers benefit students, and the 11th showed parti
Research & Commentary: Tax Increment Financing
Tax increment financing has become a popular tool for encouraging economic development in municipalities across the country.
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