Research & Commentary: Teacher Shortages
North Dakota is reporting extreme teacher shortages as the state booms economically thanks in great part to oil extraction, but it’s not the only place where such shortages are occurring.
Research & Commentary: Reforming Wisconsin’s Income Tax
Wisconsin State Rep. Robin Vos recently called for a legislative council committee on state income tax reform to look at the state’s current, progressive, income tax structure.
Research & Commentary: Public Pensions and the Assumed Rate of Return
In states and municipalities across the country, the high cost of traditional defined-benefit public pensions has become a hot-button issue as unfunded liabilities have raced out of control.
Research & Commentary: Gasoline Taxes
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Research & Commentary: Common Core Draft Science Standards
A consortium of consultants and science educators has released a draft of what they plan will become national education standards for K-12 science.
Research & Commentary: States Should Avoid Medicaid Expansion
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Research & Commentary: Internet Privacy and Do Not Track Legislation
Internet privacy has become a hot issue as technology to track user movements online has become more widespread.
Research & Commentary: Wireless Spectrum Sales
Wireless communications have improved the lives of millions of people across the United States and the world.
Research & Commentary: Loosening Teacher Tenure in New Jersey
New Jersey is one of several states—including Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada, South Dakota, and Virginia—that recently considered tightening qualifications for teacher tenure or replacing it with
Research & Commentary: Sea-Level Rise in North Carolina
The North Carolina House is considering a bill that would reassess how state agencies extrapolate data on future rates of sea-level rise affecting coastal communities.
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