Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Should Wisconsin Limit Transitional Care Facilities?

January 15, 2016

The two mechanisms commonly used by states to limit health care competition are the approval process known as “certificate of need” (CON) and state-imposed caps limiting the construction of new hea

Research & Commentary: Mississippi Welfare Reform

January 14, 2016

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Research & Commentary: Idaho Lawmakers’ Doubts About the Climate ‘Consensus’

January 14, 2016

On January 2, the Twin Falls Times-News released a highly deceptive story, “

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  • Research & Commentary: Illinois PARCC Testing Results

    January 5, 2016

    The inaugural Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing scores for the State of Illinois were made available in

    Research & Commentary: Should Alaska Reestablish an Income Tax?

    January 5, 2016

    The falling price of oil has led to a $3.5 billion deficit for Alaska’s upcoming budget.

    Research & Commentary: COP21 and the Paris Climate Agreement

    January 4, 2016

    The Paris climate agreement, adopted on December 12 by 195 nations attending the United Nations’

    Research & Commentary: Tax Cut Triggers

    December 22, 2015

    States across the country continue to struggle with balancing their annual budgets, plagued by bloated spending and a lagging economy.

    Research & Commentary: Kentucky Right-to-Work Reform

    December 21, 2015

    Kentucky could soon become the nation’s 26th right-to-work state (RTW), and Kentuckians have demonstrated they may be ready to support this reform

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