Recent Research & Commentary

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: 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: Reforming SNAP

December 16, 2013

Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the food assistance program also known as food stamps, has received increased attention in recent months.

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.

Research & Commentary: Seat Time

December 6, 2013

“Seat time” is an often-overlooked aspect of education policy.

Research & Commentary: Age Restrictions for Electronic Cigarettes in Ohio

December 6, 2013

On November 13, the Ohio House of Representative passed House Bill 144, which would

Research & Commentary: E15 and Ohio

December 6, 2013

Ohio currently does not require gasoline be blended with renewable fuel, but ethanol is still frequently blended with the state’s motor gasoline in compliance with the federal Renewable Fuel Standa

Research & Commentary: Technology and Education

November 29, 2013

Some educators say implanting computers into existing classrooms, even with few other changes, will dramatically benefit students.

Research & Commentary: Sales Tax Holidays

November 22, 2013

Sales tax holidays have become a popular tool for state and local governments hoping to encourage certain types of con