Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: States Without Charter Schools Are Falling Behind

Kaitlyn Clancy
June 19, 2015

All but seven states (Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia) allow for the public funding of charter schools.

Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Should Not Backslide on Certificate of Need

June 10, 2015

Pennsylvania is one of 14 states that do not require hospitals to acquire a certificate of need (CON) to introduce new medical services or facilities. Pennsylvania’s CON statute expired in 1996.

Research & Commentary: North Carolina Tax Reform, a Model for Other States

Kaitlyn Clancy
June 9, 2015

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a pro-growth tax reform bill, which has vastly improved the state’s economy and is a model for other states.

Research & Commentary: Ohio Project Labor Agreement Reform

June 9, 2015

A project labor agreement (PLA) is a pre-hire collective bargaining pact establishing the terms and conditions of employment for a specific construction project.

Research & Commentary: Michigan Certificate of Need Reform

June 4, 2015

Michigan is one of 36 states with certificate of need (CON) laws that are intended to slow the growth of health care prices, promote consolidation of health care providers, and limit the duplicatio

Research & Commentary: North Carolina Renewable Energy and Efficiency Portfolio Standard

June 4, 2015

North Carolina is considering joining Ohio, West Virginia, and Kansas by rolling back its Renewable Energy and Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS), a law which arbitrarily requires utilities to ge

Research and Commentary: Nevada Education Savings Accounts

Katie Clancy
May 29, 2015

State Sen. Scott Hammond (R-Las Vegas) is sponsoring a bill to create education savings accounts (ESA) for all students throughout Nevada.

Research & Commentary: Is the Affordable Care Act Helping Emergency Rooms?

May 27, 2015

One of the central goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to limit the number of patients using emergency rooms as their primary venue for health care treatment.

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