Research & Commentary: Democratic and Republican Party Education Platforms
In 2012, the Republican and Democratic parties held their national conventions sandwiched around Labor Day weekend.
Research & Commentary: Kansas Renewable Portfolio Standard
In July, the Kansas Policy Institute and Beacon Hill Institute released a joint report assessing the expected economic results of the Kansas renewable energy mandate, signed into law by Gov.
Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing and Air Quality
Earlier this year, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama’s science advisor, John P.
Research & Commentary: The Best, Most Recent Voucher Research
In 2011, researcher Greg Forster examined all the highest-quality research available on voucher programs; he found 10 of 11 studies demonstrated vouchers benefit students, and the 11th showed parti
Research & Commentary: Tax Increment Financing
Tax increment financing has become a popular tool for encouraging economic development in municipalities across the country.
Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing Ban in New York State
Research & Commentary: Financial Transaction Taxes
Since the 2007-2008 financial crisis, legislators in the United States and across the world have proposed new taxes on certain financial transactions, including securities trading and stock trans
Research & Commentary: Race-Based School Discipline
In July, President Barack Obama signed an executive order creating two federal panels to review public schools’ discipline policies and actions toward African-Americans, citing data that schools su
Research & Commentary: Internet and Broadband Reclassification
The Obama administration’s Federal Communications Commission has undertaken several efforts to increase its regulatory power over the Internet by reclassifying broadband access services from their
Research & Commentary: Education Property Tax Reform
Several states—including Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont—are currently discussing restructuring the property taxes that pay for education.
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