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Research & Commentary: Should Kentucky Increase Its Minimum Wage?

February 25, 2014

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.

Research & Commentary: Regulating and Taxing E-Cigarettes in Washington

February 25, 2014

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: Medicaid Expansion and Healthy PA

February 24, 2014

Pennsylvania has yet to approve an expansion of Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), but in September 2013 Gov.

Testimony of James Taylor - Kansas House Standing Committee on Energy and Environment

February 13, 2014

Senior Fellow James Taylor's written testimony submitted on February 13, 2014 to the Kansas House Energy & Environment committee on a resolution to oppose the Presiden't Climate Action Plan.

Testimony of James Taylor - Washington State Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee

January 30, 2014

Heartland Senior Fellow for Environment Policy James Taylor testifies before the Washington Senate Energy, Environment, and Telecommunication committee during a January 2014 work session to discuss

Research & Commentary: Examining the Arkansas Medicaid Expansion Model

February 11, 2014

In several of the states that have chosen not to expand their Medicaid programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), lawmakers are offering proposals to expand Medi

Research & Commentary: Iowa Minimum Wage Reform

February 6, 2014

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal and House Minority Leader Mark Smith have said members of their caucuses will introduce proposals this session to raise the state’s legal minimu

Research & Commentary: West Virginia Wireless Taxes for Tourism

February 5, 2014

In January, West Virginia state Sen. H. Truman Chafin proposed a $10 million increase in the tax on wireless services to increase funding for the West Virginia Division of Tourism.

Research & Commentary: Should Illinois Move to a Progressive Tax System?

February 5, 2014

Just a few years ago Illinois’ tax competitiveness compared well to its neighbors and other states.

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