Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Car Rental Taxes

June 25, 2014

Tourism taxes have become increasingly popular with city and state governments as a source of new revenue.

Research & Commentary: Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard

June 23, 2014

In August 2007, the Illinois General Assembly enacted legislation creating a Renewable Portfolio Standard.

Research & Commentary: The Cost of Failed Health Insurance Exchanges

June 17, 2014

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) states were allowed to choose between creating their own health insurance exchanges and joining a federal exchange.

Research & Commentary: The Grow America Proposal

June 17, 2014

The Obama Administration recently proposed a $302 billion transportation funding plan, the Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrast

Research & Commentary: The Clean Air Act

June 10, 2014

In 1970, Congress passed the Clean Air Act, a law that granted authority to the federal government to control air pollution across the nation.

Research & Commentary: Zero-Subsidy Energy Policy

June 10, 2014

Compared to other areas of the economy, the U.S. energy sector (except for the electricity industry) historically has been lightly regulated and relatively free.

Research & Commentary: Right to Work Policies

June 10, 2014

The National Labor Relations Act of 1937 (Wagner Act, or NLRA) fundamentally altered the relationship between employers and employees in the United States.

Research & Commentary: “Right to Try” Experimental Drug Laws

June 3, 2014

The current process for pharmaceutical firms seeking Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for new medications is long and arduous.

Research & Commentary: Rideshare Regulation in Illinois and Chicago

May 27, 2014

Over the past several years, the popularity of “transportation network providers” (rideshare) has grown exponentially across the country.

Research & Commentary: Endocrine Disruptors

June 2, 2014

Like all other multicellular organisms, human beings have endocrine systems.

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