Research & Commentary: Florida Municipal Pensions
State pension issues have received much attention from lawmakers and the media, but many municipalities also face pension liabilities leading them toward bankruptcy.
Research & Commentary: Requiring Legislative Approval for Carbon Dioxide Regulations
On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the authority of Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, proposed a plan to mandate a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions
Research & Commentary: Nevada Pension Reform
The fiscal health of Nevada’s pension system may be far worse than most people recognize.
Research & Commentary: Medical Device Tax Update
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had many disruptive effects on both the health care industry and the economy as a whole.
Research & Commentary: New Jersey Motor Fuel Tax Increase
Legislators in New Jersey are considering a major gas tax hike, which would move the state from having one of the lowest gas taxes in the country to one of the highest.
Research & Commentary: Kentucky Schools’ Administrative Bloat
The number of administrative staff in Kentucky schools grew by 43 percent between 1992 and 2009, despite just a 4 percent increase in students.
Research & Commentary: Municipal Broadband in Connecticut
Municipal broadband systems remain a popular idea in many cities, despite their failing track record.
Research & Commentary: Experimental Drugs and the Right to Try
Utah is one of several states expected to consider legislation allowing terminally
Research & Commentary: Consequences of a Minimum Wage Hike in Wisconsin
A recent report from the John K.
Research & Commentary: Bloomington’s Vaping Ban
As electronic cigarettes grow in popularity, state and local governments are debating whether and how the products should be regulated and taxed.
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