Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Illinois Pension Reform

March 28, 2013

The state employee pension system in Illinois is broke, both financially and structurally.

Research & Commentary: The Benefits of Shale Energy on Other Industries

March 28, 2013

As advancements in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling continue to revolutionize the nation’s energy outlook, it’s important to consider the economic ripple effect expanding shale energy h

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: 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.