Research and Commentaries

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.

Research & Commentary: New Jersey Gasoline and Estate Tax Reform

November 6, 2015

New Jersey’s roads and bridges are in dire need of repair, and the funds to cover maintenance are beginning to run dry.

Research & Commentary: New CDC Report Finds Vaping Helps Smokers Quit

November 6, 2015

Electronic cigarettes have quickly become one of the most popular tobacco replacement products, with the total market expected to hit $1.7 billion in 2015.

Research & Commentary: Nebraska Civil Asset Forfeiture

November 5, 2015

A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union

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  • Research & Commentary: Wyoming Tobacco Taxes

    November 5, 2015

    As states continue to face budget problems, some have considered so-called “sin” taxes to bring in more revenues.

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