Research & Commentary: Tennessee Common Core
The Tennessee legislature is holding hearings on Common Core, national education standards and tests in math and English that 46 states, including Tennessee, have adopted.
Research & Commentary: Raw Milk Legalization
Local laws against the consumption of raw milk (unpasteurized and un-homogenized) were first created in the 1920s as a response to supposed health threats posed by the product.
Research & Commentary: Prevailing Wage Laws
Thirty-two states have prevailing wage laws.
Research & Commentary: Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Extension
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is currently set to expire at the end of 2014, and both its proponents and detractors have been pushing Congress to act by either extending the program or al
Research & Commentary: Massachusetts Computer and Software Service Tax
Massachusetts has had great success in recent years developing a burgeoning technology market, employing thousands across the state.
Research & Commentary: Social Cost of Carbon
The Obama administration recently increased the federal government’s estimated social costs for carbon emissions.
Research & Commentary: Smart Growth Update
“Smart growth” refers to a city planning philosophy intended to reduce administrative costs, increase population density, decrease urban sprawl, reduce pollution, and similar goals.
Research & Commentary: Estate Tax
The modern estate tax, which taxed an individual’s assets upon death, was created in 1916 alongside the first income tax.
Research and Commentary: Welfare Reform Policies
In 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) was implemented.
Research & Commentary: Sin Taxes
According to a report by 24/7 Wall St., state governments collected more than $50 billion in “sin taxes” in 2011 from several products and activities including gambling, smoking, and alcohol consum
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