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October 21, 2019
Policy Tip Sheet: Dental Therapy is an Answer to Florida’s Dental Health Shortage
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines Florida's dentist shortage and how creating a new license for mid-level dental therapists could be one solution to expand the availability of dental care.
Alcohol & Tobacco
October 21, 2019
Research & Commentary: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reports THC-Containing Devices Cause Most Vaping Illnesses
CDC finds 78 percent of patients with vaping-related lung illnesses reported using devices containing THC.
Criminal Justice
October 21, 2019
Research & Commentary: Massachusetts Should Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws to Address Opioid Epidemic
Massachusetts should move to require convictions in order to seize forfeited property and divert forfeited proceeds to programs including rehabilitation, medication-assisted treatment and drug courts to address rising costs of the opioid epidemic.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
October 18, 2019
Research & Commentary: Albany County Flavor Ban Unlikely to Reduce Youth Vaping, But Would Boost Black Market
The local ordinance would ban sales of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco, and electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
Education
October 17, 2019
Research & Commentary: West Virginia Public Schools Suffer Because Teachers are Always Absent
Over Half Of West Virginia Teachers Missed At Least 10 Days Of School For Four Consecutive Years
Health Care
October 17, 2019
Research & Commentary: Missouri Should Pursue Medicaid Reform, Not Expansion
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid expansion and how Missouri can use the waiver process to bring positive change to its Medicaid program.

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October 21, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines Florida's dentist shortage and how creating a new license for mid-level dental therapists could be one solution to expand the availability of dental care.
October 21, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
CDC finds 78 percent of patients with vaping-related lung illnesses reported using devices containing THC.
October 21, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Massachusetts should move to require convictions in order to seize forfeited property and divert forfeited proceeds to programs including rehabilitation, medication-assisted treatment and drug courts to address rising costs of the opioid epidemic.
October 18, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The local ordinance would ban sales of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco, and electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
October 17, 2019
By Tim Benson
Over Half Of West Virginia Teachers Missed At Least 10 Days Of School For Four Consecutive Years
October 17, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid expansion and how Missouri can use the waiver process to bring positive change to its Medicaid program.
October 16, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The Utah Department of Health found that 94 percent of patients diagnosed with vaping-related illnesses reported vaping THC-containing devices.
October 16, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
In a September report, the Connecticut Department of Public Health noted all interviewed patients reported vaping THC products. Later reports do not include information on substances Connecticut patients had vaped prior to hospitalization.
October 15, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The ban goes into effect on October 22, will be in place for 120 days, and temporarily bans the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, including mint menthol, but does not include tobacco and marijuana flavors.
October 15, 2019
By Tim Benson
22 Percent Per Capita Reduction In The Bakken Region
October 15, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid reform, Medicaid expansion, and how states can use the waiver process to bring positive change to their Medicaid programs.
October 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses gas taxes, Utah's efforts to improve transportation funding, and why gas taxes are an ineffective, regressive form of taxation that leave transportation systems shortchanged.
October 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed gas tax increase in Minnesota that could increase gas prices in the state by 13 to 15 cents per gallon to cover infrastructure improvements.
October 11, 2019
By Benny Peiser, Ph.D.
Because the IPCC's recent claim the oceans were warming much faster than previously estimated were based upon two flawed studies, that claim should be retracted.
October 10, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Two state agencies in Oregon are currently determining rules to enforce a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products.
October 10, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Washington state's ban on flavored vaping products goes into effect October 10 and will close down numerous small businesses.
October 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
In an updated report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 78 percent of patients involved in recent vaping-related hospitalizations had used devices containing THC.
October 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
In 2019, Massachusetts only spent 0.004 percent of tobacco moneys, including settlement payments and taxes, on tobacco control programs.
October 9, 2019
By Respiratory Health Association
Shutting down Illinois nuclear plants could result in unintended harmful health effects and premature deaths from increases in air pollution and higher energy costs.
October 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The opioid epidemic has cost Ohio's economy $71.7 billion, diverting criminal asset forfeitures to programs including rehab, medication, and drug court, could help reduce costs.
October 7, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
New York's flavor ban has the potential to eliminate a $1 billion industry in the Empire State.
October 7, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
West Virginia lawmakers should reform their existing civil asset forfeiture laws to criminal asset forfeiture and use forfeited proceeds for rehabilitation, medication-assisted treatment, and court expenses to address the state's opioid epidemic.
October 7, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new guidelines recently introduced in California that take several major steps towards expanding the use of telehealth in Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program.
October 7, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Rhode Island's temporary 120-day ban on flavored e-cigarettes will shut down small businesses and restrict adult access to tobacco harm reduction products.
October 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a ballot initiative campaign in California that would impose huge tax increases in an effort to improve K-12 education funding.
October 1, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Michigan's certificate of need laws and a recent vote to impose new accreditation requirements for health care providers seeking to offer new immunotherapy cancer treatments.
September 30, 2019
By Tim Benson
Costs Would Be Sizeable, Environmental Benefits Modest Or Negative
September 30, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report finds nearly 77 percent of vaping-related hospitalizations are due to the use of THC products.
September 30, 2019
By Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration
Thousands of people have falsely claimed electric vehicle tax credits, costing tax payers more than $71 milliion.
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September 26, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses sales tax holidays and how they mask wider problems in a sales tax system.
September 25, 2019
The Kaiser Family Foundation's annual survey shows the cost of employer health plans is rising more than wages and inflation.
September 24, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Testimony Before the New Jersey Governor’s Electronic Smoking Device Task Force regarding adult use of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices and solutions to address youth usage while maintaining adult access to such products.
September 24, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Health departments in Connecticut and Utah have joined Minnesota, Oregon, and Wisconsin in linking vaping hospitalizations and deaths to THC-products.
September 23, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Testimony Before the Illinois House Mental Health Committee regarding proposals to address the youth vaping crisis in Illinois.
September 23, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Tennessee that would completely repeal the Volunteer State’s certificate of need laws in five years.
September 23, 2019
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
Five hundred scientists signed a letter to the United Nations saying there is no climate crisis!
September 20, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Maine should reform its current civil asset forfeiture laws to "criminal asset forfeiture" and divert seized proceeds to programs including drug rehabilitation, counseling, and criminal court, and other programs aimed at decreasing opioid abuse.
September 19, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans and Lennie Jarratt discuss a new ballot initiative in Idaho that would increase taxes on both high-income Idahoans and corporations in the state to raise funds for K-12 education.
September 19, 2019
By Tim Benson
Over 99.9 Percent Of Over 20,000 Groundwater Samples Come Back Free Of Methane
September 19, 2019
By Tim Benson
Minimal Impact From On The Gem State From Climate Change, Mostly Beneficial