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May 24, 2019
By Tim Benson
Washington County Well Site Does Not Pose Any Acute Or Chronic Health Concerns To Nearby Schools
May 23, 2019
By Tim Benson
Wisconsin Private Schools 36 More Cost-Effective Than Traditional Public Schools
May 23, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines two new proposals to impose an increased tax on high-income Connecticuters, a reform commonly known as a “millionaire tax.”
May 23, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a pension reform proposal in New Jersey that would create a hybrid pension plan for teachers and non-uniformed state, county, and municipal employees.
May 22, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an proposed amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution that would create a new 4 percent surtax on all incomes greater than $1 million.
May 20, 2019
By Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
"Similar to the HIV/AIDS crisis, promising, potentially life-saving drugs for these diseases are mired in Phases II and III of the drug-approval process."
May 20, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines flat taxes and why Louisiana should move away from its progressive tax system.
May 20, 2019
Annual trustee report as required by the Social Security Act on the financial status of the Hospital Insurance Trust Fun and the Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund.
May 17, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would increwould increase the cigarette tax by $0.25 from $4.25 to $4.50 per pack, increase the tax on cigars by $0.30 to $0.80 per cigar, and create a new 40 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
May 17, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
New report reveals that major cities' finances are deeper in the red than previously thought. High spending and high taxes continue to drive businesses and residents out of these cities, and the debt time bomb ticks on.
May 17, 2019
By Tim Benson
Earthquakes Have Decreased 83 Percent Between 2015 And 2018
May 17, 2019
By The Physicians Advocacy Institute
Report by the Physician Advocacy Institute on hospital acquisition of private physician practices.
May 16, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines internet sales taxes, the negative effects they can have on small businesses, and how states can at least negate their detrimental effects.
May 16, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Language added to the 2020-2021 Ohio operating budget would define e-cigarettes and vaping devices as tobacco products, as well as increasing the purchasing age of all tobacco products to 21.
May 16, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill in Texas that would end the use of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship as grounds for nonrenewal of a professional or occupational license.
May 16, 2019
By Tim Benson
Per Capita Energy Expenditures In Alaska Are 92 Percent Higher Than U.S. Average
May 15, 2019
By Tim Benson
Nearly One Third Of New Mexico's General Fund Came From Oil & Gas Production In Fiscal Year 2018
May 15, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines reference pricing and how it could be a valuable tool for states seeking to reduce skyrocketing health care costs while maintaining a high-quality standard of care.
May 10, 2019
By Christina Herrin
Legislation would expand Right To Try, but doesn't go far enough.
May 10, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill in Rhode Island that would allow physician assistants to care for patients without being directly supervised by medical doctors, dramatically improving their ability to provide care.