Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: West Virginia Common Core

March 5, 2015

West Virginia legislators are debating a proposal that would repeal the state’s implementation of Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school childre

Research & Commentary: Montana Common Core

February 24, 2015

Montana legislators are debating a proposal that would repeal the state’s implementation of the Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children

Research & Commentary: Missouri Welfare Reform

February 24, 2015

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, implemented in 1996, granted states the flexibility needed to reform their welfare systems. In Missouri, state Sen.

Research & Commentary: Maryland Gasoline Taxes

February 24, 2015

In his first State of the State address, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) proposed repealing a provision in a 2013 law tying the state’s primary gasoline tax to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Research & Commentary: New Hampshire Certificate-of-Need Reform

February 24, 2015

New Hampshire is one of 36 states that have certificate-of-need (CON) laws.

Research & Commentary: Arizona Common Core

February 23, 2015

Arizona legislators are debating a proposal that would repeal the state’s implementation of the Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children

Research & Commentary: Kansas Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Increase

February 23, 2015

Kansas is considering raising taxes on cigarettes by $1.50 per pack, other tobacco products by 680 percent, and liquor by 4 percentage points.

Research & Commentary: Vermont Renewable Portfolio Mandate

February 23, 2015

Vermont is the only state in the Northeast without a renewable portfolio mandate.

Research & Commentary: Nevada Margins Tax, Round 2

February 19, 2015

Nevada’s tax system, which has neither individual nor corporate income taxes, has brought the state significant increases in population, employment, and economic growth.

Research & Commentary: New Taxes, Regulations Proposed for E-Cigarettes in Indiana

February 18, 2015

As the use of electronic cigarettes has grown, state and local governments across the nation have moved to increase taxes on these products.

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