Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing in Florida

March 18, 2013

The Florida Legislature is considering a bill that would allow and regulate the use of a technology that has revolutionized the United States’ energy outlook: hydraulic fracturing.

Research & Commentary: Pole Attachment Fees

March 12, 2013

Broadband consumers in Tennessee could soon see a significant hike in their monthly bills if legislation now before the state legislature passes.

Research & Commentary: Kentucky Pension Reform

March 2, 2013

Kentucky’s government employee pension system is currently carrying a $33 billion unfunded liability and has less than half the money it needs to cover all its present and future obligations.

Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Reform

March 1, 2013

Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation insurance system is currently the sixth most expensive in the nation and in dire need of reform.

Research & Commentary: Lifting the Cap on Member Business Lending

February 25, 2013

Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) have introduced the Credit Union Small Business Jobs Creation Act (HR 688), which would lift the member business lending cap on credit un

Research & Commentary: State Motor Fuel Taxes

February 25, 2013

Several states across the country are considering increases in their motor fuel taxes to fund repairs and improvements to infrastructure.

Research & Commentary: Illinois Minimum Wage Reform

February 25, 2013

In his 2013 State of the State speech, Illinois Gov.

Research & Commentary: Kansas Medicaid Expansion

February 22, 2013

As states begin implementing the federal health care law, many, such as Kansas, are still debating whether to expand their Medicaid programs in order to receive a larger federal subsidy.