Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Indiana Parent Trigger

Marc Oestreich
February 8, 2011

Schools in Indiana are failing to make the grade, and parents are afforded virtually no recourse when their children fall victim to a failing school.

Research & Commentary: Medicaid and State Budgets

Benjamin Domenech
February 3, 2011

As many legislators are now learning, perhaps the greatest impact President Barack Obama’s health care regime will have on state budgets comes from the dramatic expansion of Medicaid to cover milli

Research & Commentary: Idaho’s Tobacco Tax Advantage

December 20, 2010

Idaho is expected to face a budget deficit in fiscal year 2012 of approximately $350 million.

Research & Commentary: Georgia's Tobacco Tax Advantage

December 8, 2010

Georgia state Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) wants to raise the state’s cigarette tax by a dollar per pack in order to help close the state’s $1.5 billion budget deficit.

Research & Commentary: Jobs and the Health Care Law

Benjamin Domenech
November 9, 2010

There is little question that the key issue for most voters in November’s election was the economy.

Research & Commentary: EPA Guidance on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Marc Oestreich

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed guidance for regulating greenhouse gas emissions was released in mid-November and is set to go into effect on January 2, 2011.

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