Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Philadelphia First Major City to Enact Flawed Soda Tax

June 27, 2016

Philadelphia is now the first major city to enact a so-called “sin tax” on sugary drinks.

Research & Commentary: Michigan Renewable Energy Mandate and Net-Metering Reform

June 27, 2016

When the Michigan State Senate returns from its summer break, a proposal to overhaul portions of Michigan’s Clean, Renewable, and Efficient Energy Act will be waiting for them.

Research & Commentary: New Jersey Common Core Standards Revision

June 22, 2016

In early May 2016, the New Jersey State Board of Education approved the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, the revised and renamed Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Gov.

Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Considers the Right-to-Try for Terminally Ill Patients

June 20, 2016

Pennsylvania is one of several states considering legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval, a policy commonly called “right

Research & Commentary: Vermont Carbon Dioxide Tax Proposals

June 20, 2016

Two separate carbon dioxide tax proposals were introduced in the Vermont House of Representatives during the 2015–16 sessions.

Research & Commentary: New Jersey Considers Gas and Estate Tax Swap

June 17, 2016

Consistent declines in gas tax revenue have left many states scrambling to fund the maintenance of their critical infrastructure, especially roads and bridges.

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