Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Wyoming Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

September 23, 2015

Wyoming’s civil asset forfeiture laws give law enforcement agencies significant financial incentives to seize people’s property.

Research & Commentary: Spousal Surcharges and the “Cadillac Tax”

September 16, 2015

One component of Affordable Care Act (ACA) which has created more than its fair share of criticism is the so-called Cadillac tax, a 40 percent, nondeductible excise tax on employer-sponsored health

Research & Commentary: Gas Tax Hikes Are Not the Answer for Arkansas’ Roads

September 15, 2015

Early in 2015, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) appointed the Working Group on Highway Funding (WGHF) to find ways to improve transportation funding.

Research & Commentary: Minimum Wage Reform in Missouri

September 14, 2015

During the 2015 legislative session, the Missouri House and Senate approved a bill that would have prevented cities from passing ordinances that would increase the minimum wage to a leve

Research & Commentary: States Shouldn’t Depend on Unreliable Sin Taxes

September 9, 2015

States across the nation have increasingly looked to sin taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and gaming to fix budget gaps.

Research & Commentary: California Tobacco Tax Hike

September 8, 2015

California lawmakers

Research & Commentary: Affordable Care Act CO-Ops Are Failing

September 1, 2015

In an effort to improve competition in the health care insurance marketplace and on the new health insurance exchanges, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) established a program to assist in the creation

Research & Commentary: Tennessee’s Transportation Funding

August 31, 2015

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam recently began a barnstorming tour across the state promoting additional funding for state transportation and road projects.

Research & Commentary: Alabama Gov. Bentley’s Tobacco Tax Hike Proposal

August 28, 2015

Tobacco and electronic cigarettes have become popular targets for tax increases across the nation.

Research & Commentary: Right-to-Work Debate Continues in Missouri

August 28, 2015

Missouri is considering becoming the 26th right-to-work state, a reform that would have a dramatic effect on the state, creating new jobs and improving the state’s business climate and economic com

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