Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Student Loan Default Rates at Iowa Community Colleges

October 17, 2015

Many young adults who do not have much interest in going to college, or lack the aptitude for it, are being shoehorned into postsecondary schools.

Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

October 15, 2015

Oklahoma has terrible civil forfeiture laws, according to analysts at the nonpartisan Institute for Justice, with statutes giving law enforcement officials significant financial incentives to seize

Research & Commentary: West Virginia Sin Taxes and Vaping

October 14, 2015

West Virginia has become increasingly reliant on revenues from sin taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and gaming to close budget gaps.

Research & Commentary: Wisconsin’s Unfair Sales Act

September 29, 2015

The recent attempt by the retailer Meijer to move into the Wisconsin market has rekindled a long-simmering d

Research & Commentary: How Missouri Should Handle Transitional Care Facilities

September 25, 2015

As the health care market has evolved over time, a popular type of facility has emerged to fill a growing need for temporary post-surgical care.

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

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