Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: East St. Louis Teacher Strike

November 16, 2015

More than 6,000 students in East St.

Research & Commentary: SNAP Asset Testing

November 13, 2015

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as the Food Stamp system, has become one of the fastest-growing welfare programs.

Research & Commentary: Arkansas Private Option Should Serve as Warning to Other States

November 11, 2015

In several states that have chosen not to expand their Medicaid programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare), lawmakers are offering proposals to exp

Research & Commentary: The Compact for a Balanced Budget

November 10, 2015

The U.S. national debt has reached a staggering $18.5 trillion.

Research & Commentary: New CDC Report Finds Vaping Helps Smokers Quit

November 6, 2015

Electronic cigarettes have quickly become one of the most popular tobacco replacement products, with the total market expected to hit $1.7 billion in 2015.

Research & Commentary: New Jersey Gasoline and Estate Tax Reform

November 6, 2015

New Jersey’s roads and bridges are in dire need of repair, and the funds to cover maintenance are beginning to run dry.

Research & Commentary: Nebraska Civil Asset Forfeiture

November 5, 2015

A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union

Research & Commentary: New York Common Core Task Force

November 5, 2015

The New York state Common Core Task Force, commissioned in September of 2015 by Gov.

Research & Commentary: Wyoming Tobacco Taxes

November 5, 2015

As states continue to face budget problems, some have considered so-called “sin” taxes to bring in more revenues.

Research & Commentary: Internet Access Taxes and the ITFA Moratorium

November 3, 2015

Since 1998, the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) has helped promote the growth of the Internet by prohibiting state and local taxation of Internet access and discriminatory taxes on emails and other