Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Continuing Affordable Care Act Problems

July 9, 2015

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed a significant legal hurdle with the U.S. Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) June 2015 decision to allow subsidies for those enrolled in the federal exchange.

Research & Commentary: Civil Asset Forfeiture

July 8, 2015

Civil asset forfeiture, also known as civil judicial forfeiture, is a controversial legal process in which law enforcement agencies take personal assets from individuals or groups suspected of a cr

Research & Commentary: EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Report

July 8, 2015

Research & Commentary: EPA Hydraulic Fracturing

Research & Commentary: Kentucky Certificate of Need Reform

June 30, 2015

Kentucky is one of 36 states with certificate of need (CON) laws that are intended to slow the growth of health care prices, promote consolidation of health care providers, and limit the duplicatio

Research & Commentary: Delaware Estate Tax Repeal

June 29, 2015

Few taxes are more controversial than the estate tax, popularly referred to as the death tax.

Research & Commentary: The Exelon Bailout

June 26, 2015

Over the past year, the Exelon Corporation, which owns ComEd, the largest provider of electricity in Illinois, has been pushing state legislators to create a "

Research & Commentary: States Without Charter Schools Are Falling Behind

Kaitlyn Clancy
June 19, 2015

All but seven states (Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia) allow for the public funding of charter schools.

Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Should Not Backslide on Certificate of Need

June 10, 2015

Pennsylvania is one of 14 states that do not require hospitals to acquire a certificate of need (CON) to introduce new medical services or facilities. Pennsylvania’s CON statute expired in 1996.

Research & Commentary: Ohio Project Labor Agreement Reform

June 9, 2015

A project labor agreement (PLA) is a pre-hire collective bargaining pact establishing the terms and conditions of employment for a specific construction project.