Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Illinois' Alcohol Tax Is Helping Neighbor States

November 2, 2009

Illinois' alcohol tax increases, which the legislature pushed through to fund a $31 billion capital works plan, are beginning to have their troubling consequences.

Research & Commentary: Carbon Dioxide Restrictions Will Devastate Environmental Treasures

James Taylor

Forcing nationwide cuts in carbon dioxide emissions offers only speculative environmental benefits, if any, as a switch to wind and solar power will certainly cause environmental degradation.

Research & Commentary: Illinois’ Pension Problem and How to Fix it

September 30, 2009

The Chicago Sun-Times recently reported some very alarming facts about Illinois’ public pension system, among them:

Research & Commentary: Top Ten Reasons Not to Raise Tobacco Taxes

September 11, 2009

Smokers have become a favorite target of many legislators across the country.

Research & Commentary: School Vouchers Are a Cost-Saver for Taxpayers

James VonderHaar

The evidence is in: If your goal is efficiency and saving tax dollars, K-12 education voucher programs are an astounding success.

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