Research & Commentary: National Minimum Wage Hike
In his 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama proposed increasing the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 an hour, with the stated goal of raising the incomes of millions
Research & Commentary: Vermont Tax Hikes
The Vermont Legislature is considering a vast new
Research & Commentary: Colorado Renewable Portfolio Standard
Colorado legislators are bucking the national trend and considering a proposal that would boost the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS).
Research & Commentary: President Obama’s Universal Pre-K Proposal
Included in President Barack Obama’s 2014 budget is a proposal to expand federally funded pre-K, to be paid for by raising the federal cigarette tax from $1.01 per pack to $1.95.
Research & Commentary: North Carolina Renewable Portfolio Standard
North Carolina legislators are considering repealing the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS).
Research & Commentary: Early Effects of Dodd-Frank
The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also known as the Dodd-Frank Act, created many new restrictions on financial instruments and activities.
Research & Commentary: Illinois Pension Reform
The state employee pension system in Illinois is broke, both financially and structurally.
Research & Commentary: The Benefits of Shale Energy on Other Industries
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: Renewable Fuel Standard
Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing in Florida
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.
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