Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Net Metering

February 3, 2014

In 43 states and the District of Columbia, utility customers who purchase their own generation source (also called distributed generation, most often a rooftop solar panel) can sell any excess elec

Research & Commentary: Michigan Income Tax Reform

January 22, 2014

Michigan is facing a budget surplus, and as a result

Research & Commentary: Wyoming Medicaid Expansion

January 15, 2014

After voting in 2013 not to expand Medicaid, the Wyoming Legislature is now considering

Research & Commentary: Utah Medicaid Expansion

January 9, 2014

Most states across the country already have decided whether to expand their Medicaid programs as part of Obamacare.

Research & Commentary: Wisconsin Income Tax Repeal

January 9, 2014

A new report by the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Center for State Fiscal Reform found 18 states made a total o

Research & Commentary: Vermont Pension Reform

December 27, 2013

As unfunded government liabilities have raced out of control, the high cost of traditional defined-benefit public pensions has become a big issue for Vermont.

Research & Commentary: Nevada Margins Tax

December 27, 2013

Nevada’s tax system, which has neither individual nor corporate income taxes, is well-designed and has allowed the state to enjoy significant increases in population, employment, and economic growt

Research & Commentary: Certificate of Need Laws

December 27, 2013

Competition among health care providers improves the services they provide and gives consumers more options.

Research & Commentary: Supreme Court Rejects Internet Tax Case

December 16, 2013

A legal challenge to state “Amazon tax” laws was recently rejected for review by the United States Supreme Court. The U.S. Supreme Court’s 1992 decision in Quill Corp. v.