Research & Commentary: Wisconsin Renewable Portfolio Standard
In 1999, Wisconsin implemented a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) mandate requiring electric cooperatives and investor-owned utilities to obtain from renewable sources 2.2 percent of the electric
Research & Commentary: Diversified Energy Policy Fallacies
Among the most popular justifications for interventionist energy policies is pursuit of a government-imposed “diversified” energy portfolio.
Research & Commentary: Chip-and-PIN Mandate
Since the recent financial data breaches at Target and other stores, several legislators and consumer groups have called for new regulations requiring banks and retailers to transition from the cur
Research & Commentary: New Hampshire Medicaid Expansion
New Hampshire legislators are nearing a deal that would expand the state’s Medicaid program, using a model sim
Research & Commentary: Federal Ownership of Public Lands
Nearly half the land of the western United States is owned by the federal government, including 82 percent of Nevada, 68 percent of Alaska, 64 percent of Utah, 63 percent of Idaho, 61 percent
Research & Commentary: Education Savings Accounts for Special-Needs Children
In 2011, Arizona pioneered education savings accounts, an innovative form of school choice that deposits a child’s state education money into an account parents control and can use for a variety of
Research & Commentary: Tennessee Vouchers
Tennessee lawmakers are trying again to pass school choice legislation after several years of failed attempts caused by differences over how big the program should be. Gov.
Research & Commentary: The Limitations of Solar Power
For more than a century, mankind has sought ways to convert the sun’s heat and light into electricity. According to the U.S.
Research & Commentary: Regulating and Taxing E-Cigarettes in Washington
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: Should Kentucky Increase Its Minimum Wage?
Kentucky legislators are now considering a bill, sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo, that would increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 over a three-year period.
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