Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Texas Earthquakes and Hydraulic Fracturing

May 31, 2016

Researchers at the University of Texas-Austin and Southern Methodist University published a study in May 2016 i

Research & Commentary: Gas and Vehicle Taxes Burden Drivers, Don’t Fix Roads

May 18, 2016

Consistent declines in gas tax revenue have left many states scrambling to fund the maintenance of their critical infrastructure, especially roads and bridges.

Research & Commentary: Attack on Nexus Standard Will Hurt Online Economy

May 18, 2016

The debate over internet sales taxes has reached a crucial crossroads.

Research & Commentary: Ohio Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard Update

May 18, 2016

In 2015, Ohio took a small but important first step for electricity consumers by voting to freeze the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS), also known as a renewable power mandate.

Research & Commentary: Gas Tax Increase is Not the Answer for Arkansas’ Roads

May 18, 2016

Arkansas legislators are now considering a substantial increase in their state’s motor-fuel excise taxes.