Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: The Exelon Bailout

June 26, 2015

Over the past year, the Exelon Corporation, which owns ComEd, the largest provider of electricity in Illinois, has been pushing state legislators to create a "

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  • State Constitutional Reforms: Recent Experiences

    Janice C. May
    September 1, 1997

    This document authored by Janice C. May highlights various constitutional reform efforts in the decade of the 1990's.

    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

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