Research & Commentary: Michigan Minimum Wage Increase
There are currently several legislative proposals in Michigan that would significantly increase the state’s minimum wage to as high as $9.50 per hour.
Research & Commentary: Solar Power in Maine
The State of Maine is considering two proposals to provide greater incentives for solar power.
Research & Commentary: Taxing and Regulating E-Cigarettes in Vermont
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: Ending Internet Access Taxes for Good
The current national moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access is set to expire in 2014, but two proposals being considered in Congress would permanently ban discriminatory taxes on
Research & Commentary: Latest Research on Government Preschool Programs
More and more states are adding or expanding government preschool programs, in spite of research that continues to show these programs have little or no long-term effects on needy children.
Research & Commentary: Energy Inducement Prizes
Under the pretext of climate change mitigation, energy portfolio diversification, and energy independence, the federal government and many state governments have implemented costly subsidies and ma
Research & Commentary: State Carbon Taxes
Legislators in many states have blamed high-profile regional weather events on anthropogenic global warming and are proposing carbon taxes as a way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and thereby—th
Research & Commentary: Medicaid Expansion and Marketplace Virginia
Research & Commentary: Taxpayer Funding of Sports Facilities
In the early days of professional sports, nearly all new sports facilities were privately financed.
Research & Commentary: Maryland Estate Tax Reform
Few taxes imposed by state and local governments are more controversial than the estate tax, popularly referred to as the death tax.
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