Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Alaska Requests Standardized Testing Waiver

July 12, 2016

In June, the Alaska Department of Education (ADOE) requested the federal government “

Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Considers Unreliable Tobacco Tax Increase

July 12, 2016

Pennsylvania legislators have been debating how to balance the state’s budget for several months. Initially, Gov.

Research & Commentary: Indiana School Choice Parental Satisfaction Should Lead to More School Choice

July 11, 2016

The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice has released an expanded follow-up study to a 2014 report examining why Indiana parents choose to take advantage of the state’s Choice Scholarship Pro

Research & Commentary: A Primer on the Constitutional Reform Movement

July 11, 2016

As of July 2016, the United States’ national debt has reached over $19 trillion, with an average federal debt per-person now surpassing $59,000.

Research & Commentary: New ‘High Income’ Tax Would Make Maine Less Competitive

July 1, 2016

In an effort to increase education funding, Maine voters will soon consider a ballot initiative that would create a 3 percent tax on individuals’ taxable income above $200,000.

Research & Commentary: Kentucky Medicaid Expansion Deserves Repeal or Reform

June 30, 2016

In 2013, Kentucky became one of 32 states that chose to expand its Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act. Then-Gov.

Research & Commentary: North Carolina Income Tax Cap

June 30, 2016

In November, North Carolina voters will decide on an amendment to the state’s constitution that would place a 5.5 percent cap on corporate and personal income tax rates.

Research & Commentary: Georgia Should Continue to Oppose Medicaid Expansion

June 29, 2016

Thirty-one states, in addition to the District of Columbia, have chosen to expand their Medicaid programs under Obamacare, and 19 have refused to do so.