Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: New Jersey Motor Fuel Tax Increase

December 8, 2014

Legislators in New Jersey are considering a major gas tax hike, which would move the state from having one of the lowest gas taxes in the country to one of the highest.

Research & Commentary: Medical Device Tax Update

December 8, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had many disruptive effects on both the health care industry and the economy as a whole.

Research & Commentary: Kentucky Schools’ Administrative Bloat

November 25, 2014

The number of administrative staff in Kentucky schools grew by 43 percent between 1992 and 2009, despite just a 4 percent increase in students.

Research & Commentary: Experimental Drugs and the Right to Try

November 25, 2014

Utah is one of several states expected to consider legislation allowing terminally

Research & Commentary: Municipal Broadband in Connecticut

November 25, 2014

Municipal broadband systems remain a popular idea in many cities, despite their failing track record.

Research & Commentary: Bloomington’s Vaping Ban

November 17, 2014

As electronic cigarettes grow in popularity, state and local governments are debating whether and how the products should be regulated and taxed.

Research & Commentary: Michigan Renewable Portfolio Standard Repeal

November 5, 2014

In 2008, then-governor Jennifer Granholm signed into law Michigan’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS), requiring all state utilities to generate 10 percent of all retail electricity sales from ren

Research & Commentary: Vermont Wind and Solar Development

November 5, 2014

Vermont has several interventionist policies designed to encourage the development of wind and solar power.

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