Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Colorado’s Hospital Provider Tax and TABOR Collide

February 8, 2016

Funding Medicaid programs has proven to be an increasingly difficult task for many states.

Research & Commentary: Certificate of Need Reform in Florida

February 8, 2016

Florida is one of 36 states that limits the ability of health care providers to expand their businesses through an approval process known as certificate of need (CON).

Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Earthquakes

February 5, 2016

While Oklahoma has a long history of seismicity, the state has seen a significant increase in earthquakes since 2013

Research & Commentary: School Choice in Mississippi

February 4, 2016

Empower Mississippi, a non-profit advocacy organization whose mission is to improve educational choice in Mississippi, released the results of a

Research & Commentary: Oregon Cap-and-Trade Proposals and Renewable Power Mandates

February 2, 2016

Legislators in Oregon are now proposing a new carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program. The legislature rejected a proposed cap-and-trade plan in 2015.

Research & Commentary: Virginia Certificate of Public Need Reform

January 27, 2016

Market competition in the health care industry improves services and provides consumers with additional and potentially life-saving options, yet the State of Virginia is hindering competition by im

Research & Commentary: Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Bypasses Legislature

January 27, 2016

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to expand Medicaid to cover individuals making up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

Research & Commentary: School Vouchers in Tennessee

January 22, 2016

Proposed legislation in Tennessee would make vouchers available to children who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches and who c

Research & Commentary: Federal Ownership of Public Lands Update

January 21, 2016

According to the United States Geological Survey, nearly half the land in the Western United States is

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