Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: The FutureGen Project

January 4, 2012

In the past few decades the federal government has spent millions of taxpayer dollars subsidizing the development of new energy technologies, including large-scale sequestration of carbon emitted f

Research & Commentary: U.S. Postal Service Reform

December 29, 2011

The United States Postal Service is one of the best-liked agencies of the federal government, enjoying near-universal approval of the public. But it is in deep trouble.

Research & Commentary: Amazon Taxes

Elizabeth Henderson
December 22, 2011

Many state legislatures are pursuing legislation to force out-of-state online and catalog retailers to collect and remit sales taxes on purchases made by residents in the state.

Research & Commentary: Anti-Bullying Measures

December 21, 2011

All but three states have enacted anti-school-bullying legislation, 21 of them passing related laws in 2011. The U.S.

Research & Commentary: Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange

December 20, 2011

Despite criticism from state legislators, Gov.

Research & Commentary: The Future of the 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage

December 19, 2011

Legislators and regulators in Washington, DC are now considering a gradual winding down of the two giant government-supported mortgage-securitizing enterprises, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

Research & Commentary: Economic Impact of Casino Development

December 16, 2011

During its 2012 session, the Florida legislature will consider bills to allow the construction of large destination casino resorts in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.

Research & Commentary: Medical Fee Schedules for Michigan Auto Insurance

December 13, 2011

Auto insurance will be one of the key issues Michigan legislators face in the upcoming legislative session.

Research & Commentary: The Parent Trigger, One Year Later

December 13, 2011

California passed the first Parent Trigger law in January 2010, taking until September 2011 to confirm permanent regulations governing it.

Research & Commentary: Safe Chemicals Act of 2011

December 12, 2011

On November 17, 2011, the Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, a bill d

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