Research & Commentary: Hydroelectric Power and Renewable Portfolio Standards
Several states are taking second looks at the renewable portfolio standards (RPS) they passed in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing in California
The California Assembly recently defeated a proposed moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, a technology requiring water mixed with trace amounts of sand and chemical additives to be injected under pr
Research & Commentary: Oregon Tobacco Tax
Two proposals are being considered in Oregon to increase tobacco excise taxes at the state and local levels.
Research and Commentary: Arizona Medicaid Expansion
As states begin debating whether to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), many, including Arizona, are still debating whether to expand their Medicaid programs.
Research & Commentary: Wireless Tax Fairness Act Reintroduced
Almost half the U.S.
Research & Commentary: Fossil Fuels and the Environment
Eighty percent of the world’s energy and 60 percent of its food and clothing are produced or transported using fossil fuels.
Research & Commentary: Texas Parent Trigger
Texas legislators are considering strengthening an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.
Research & Commentary: Wisconsin Tax Reform Update
Wisconsin has consistently ranked among the worst states in the nation over the past 30 years for its
Research & Commentary: Ohio Municipal Income Tax Reform
In an effort to improve their state’s economic competitiveness, Ohio legislators are considering major reforms to the state’s unique municipal income tax system.
Research & Commentary: State Medicaid Expansion and the Oregon Medicaid Study
States across the country are currently debating whether to expand their Medicaid programs. Medicaid expansion is an expensive endeavor that studies show will not provide better health care.
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