Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Wisconsin’s Unfair Sales Act

September 29, 2015

The recent attempt by the retailer Meijer to move into the Wisconsin market has rekindled a long-simmering d

Research & Commentary: How Missouri Should Handle Transitional Care Facilities

September 25, 2015

As the health care market has evolved over time, a popular type of facility has emerged to fill a growing need for temporary post-surgical care.

Research & Commentary: Wyoming Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

September 23, 2015

Wyoming’s civil asset forfeiture laws give law enforcement agencies significant financial incentives to seize people’s property.

Research & Commentary: Spousal Surcharges and the “Cadillac Tax”

September 16, 2015

One component of Affordable Care Act (ACA) which has created more than its fair share of criticism is the so-called Cadillac tax, a 40 percent, nondeductible excise tax on employer-sponsored health

Research & Commentary: Gas Tax Hikes Are Not the Answer for Arkansas’ Roads

September 15, 2015

Early in 2015, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) appointed the Working Group on Highway Funding (WGHF) to find ways to improve transportation funding.

Research & Commentary: Minimum Wage Reform in Missouri

September 14, 2015

During the 2015 legislative session, the Missouri House and Senate approved a bill that would have prevented cities from passing ordinances that would increase the minimum wage to a leve

Research & Commentary: States Shouldn’t Depend on Unreliable Sin Taxes

September 9, 2015

States across the nation have increasingly looked to sin taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and gaming to fix budget gaps.

Research & Commentary: Affordable Care Act CO-Ops Are Failing

September 1, 2015

In an effort to improve competition in the health care insurance marketplace and on the new health insurance exchanges, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) established a program to assist in the creation

Research & Commentary: Tennessee’s Transportation Funding

August 31, 2015

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam recently began a barnstorming tour across the state promoting additional funding for state transportation and road projects.