Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Louisiana Should Continue to Fight Medicaid Expansion

November 3, 2015

Thirty states and the District of Columbia have chosen to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.

Research & Commentary: Certificate of Need Debate Continues in Georgia

November 3, 2015

Georgia is one of 36 states with certificate of need (CON) laws, intended to slow the growth of health care prices, promote consolidation of health care providers, and limit duplication of services

Research & Commentary: EPA and GWPC: Ohio Is Right, Anti-Frackers Wrong on Class II Injection Wells

October 29, 2015

Two recently released reports on Ohio’s Class II wastewater injection well program have discredited claims made by opponents of hydraulic fracturing, specifically that the creation of wells leads d

Research & Commentary: Ohio Right-to-Work

October 27, 2015

Ohio is considering becoming the 26th right-to-work state, a reform that would create new jobs and improve the state’s business climate and economic competitiveness.

Research & Commentary: Student Loan Default Rates at Iowa Community Colleges

October 17, 2015

Many young adults who do not have much interest in going to college, or lack the aptitude for it, are being shoehorned into postsecondary schools.

Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

October 15, 2015

Oklahoma has terrible civil forfeiture laws, according to analysts at the nonpartisan Institute for Justice, with statutes giving law enforcement officials significant financial incentives to seize

Research & Commentary: West Virginia Sin Taxes and Vaping

October 14, 2015

West Virginia has become increasingly reliant on revenues from sin taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and gaming to close budget gaps.