Research & Commentary: Oregon Carbon Tax
On August 14, 2013, Oregon passed a bill authorizing a study of the feasibility of a statewide carbon tax. The study is expected to be presented to legislators on November 15, 2014.
Research & Commentary: College Affordability and Student Loan Debt
Some 40 million Americans have a total of more than $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, surpassing the national total of credit card debt.
Research & Commentary: Nuclear Power
Almost 20 percent of the United States’ electricity is generated by nuclear power, with more than 100 nuclear power units in 31 states.
Research & Commentary: Maryland Renewable Portfolio Mandate
Maryland’s renewable portfolio mandate, also known as a renewable power mandate, requires utilities in the state to procure from renewable sources 20 percent of the electricity they supply to retai
Research & Commentary: Georgia Common Core
On September 24, 2014, a Georgia House Study Committee on the Role of the Federal Government in Education examined Common Core State Standards.
Research & Commentary: Utah Medicaid Expansion Update
As Gov. Gary Herbert’s (R) “Healthy Utah” Medicaid expansion plan awaits approval by the Obama administration, it remains unpopular with many Utahans.
Research & Commentary: SNAP Update and the Return of Work Requirements
For the first time in several years, the number of enrollees in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the food assistance program also known as food stamps, has begun to shrink in m
Research & Commentary: New Jersey Estate Taxes
Few taxes imposed by state or local governments are more controversial than the estate tax, popularly referred to as the “death tax.” Estate taxes are levies on property transferred from a deceased
Research & Commentary: Corporate Tax Inversions
The United States currently has the highest corporate tax rate among the 34 nations in the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), in addition to being one of the few nations
Research & Commentary: The Export-Import Bank
Globalization is making promoting trade crucial to maintaining and expanding the U.S. economy.
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