Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Should Illinois Move to a Progressive Tax System?

February 5, 2014

Just a few years ago Illinois’ tax competitiveness compared well to its neighbors and other states.

Research & Commentary: Connecticut Pension Reform

February 5, 2014

According to the most recent available data (2011), Connecticut’s pension system is the second-most underfunded in the United States, trailing only Illinois, which passed minor reforms in late 2013

Research & Commentary: Net Metering

February 3, 2014

In 43 states and the District of Columbia, utility customers who purchase their own generation source (also called distributed generation, most often a rooftop solar panel) can sell any excess elec

Research & Commentary: Michigan Income Tax Reform

January 22, 2014

Michigan is facing a budget surplus, and as a result

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  • Research & Commentary: Wyoming Medicaid Expansion

    January 15, 2014

    After voting in 2013 not to expand Medicaid, the Wyoming Legislature is now considering

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  • Research & Commentary: Wisconsin Income Tax Repeal

    January 9, 2014

    A new report by the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Center for State Fiscal Reform found 18 states made a total o

    Research & Commentary: Utah Medicaid Expansion

    January 9, 2014

    Most states across the country already have decided whether to expand their Medicaid programs as part of Obamacare.

    Research & Commentary: Vermont Pension Reform

    December 27, 2013

    As unfunded government liabilities have raced out of control, the high cost of traditional defined-benefit public pensions has become a big issue for Vermont.

    Research & Commentary: Certificate of Need Laws

    December 27, 2013

    Competition among health care providers improves the services they provide and gives consumers more options.

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