Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Alabama Pension Reform Study Finds Dramatic Shortfall

December 15, 2015

Unfunded state pension liabilities have become an increasingly troubling problem for states across the country, especially Alabama.

Research & Commentary: Alabama Medicaid Expansion

December 4, 2015

At a recent meeting, the Alabama Health Care Improvement Task Force

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  • Research & Commentary: Illinois’ Budget Problems

    December 4, 2015

    Illinois has systematic problems with the way it spends tax dollars.

    Research & Commentary: Las Vegas Casinos Fight to Choose Electricity Suppliers

    November 23, 2015

    It takes a lot of electricity to make sure the bright lights of Sin City stay on. One hotel and casino will, on its own, use more electricity than an entire mid-sized city.

    Research & Commentary: Virginia Should Oppose McAuliffe Medicaid Expansion Plans

    November 19, 2015

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, allows states to expand Medicaid to cover individuals making up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

    Research & Commentary: East St. Louis Teacher Strike

    November 16, 2015

    More than 6,000 students in East St.

    Research & Commentary: SNAP Asset Testing

    November 13, 2015

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as the Food Stamp system, has become one of the fastest-growing welfare programs.

    Research & Commentary: Arkansas Private Option Should Serve as Warning to Other States

    November 11, 2015

    In several states that have chosen not to expand their Medicaid programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare), lawmakers are offering proposals to exp

    Research & Commentary: The Compact for a Balanced Budget

    November 10, 2015

    The U.S. national debt has reached a staggering $18.5 trillion.

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