Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Civil Asset Forfeiture

July 8, 2015

Civil asset forfeiture, also known as civil judicial forfeiture, is a controversial legal process in which law enforcement agencies take personal assets from individuals or groups suspected of a cr

Research & Commentary: Kentucky Certificate of Need Reform

June 30, 2015

Kentucky is one of 36 states with certificate of need (CON) laws that are intended to slow the growth of health care prices, promote consolidation of health care providers, and limit the duplicatio

Research & Commentary: Delaware Estate Tax Repeal

June 29, 2015

Few taxes are more controversial than the estate tax, popularly referred to as the death tax.

Research & Commentary: The Exelon Bailout

June 26, 2015

Over the past year, the Exelon Corporation, which owns ComEd, the largest provider of electricity in Illinois, has been pushing state legislators to create a "

State Constitutional Reforms: Recent Experiences

Janice C. May
September 1, 1997

This document authored by Janice C. May highlights various constitutional reform efforts in the decade of the 1990's.

Research & Commentary: States Without Charter Schools Are Falling Behind

Kaitlyn Clancy
June 19, 2015

All but seven states (Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia) allow for the public funding of charter schools.

Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Should Not Backslide on Certificate of Need

June 10, 2015

Pennsylvania is one of 14 states that do not require hospitals to acquire a certificate of need (CON) to introduce new medical services or facilities. Pennsylvania’s CON statute expired in 1996.

Research & Commentary: North Carolina Tax Reform, a Model for Other States

Kaitlyn Clancy
June 9, 2015

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a pro-growth tax reform bill, which has vastly improved the state’s economy and is a model for other states.

Research & Commentary: Ohio Project Labor Agreement Reform

June 9, 2015

A project labor agreement (PLA) is a pre-hire collective bargaining pact establishing the terms and conditions of employment for a specific construction project.

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