Research & Commentary: Education Spending and Student Achievement
Polls consistently show voters generally think public schools need more money – but they estimate school spending is at most half of what it really is.
Research & Commentary: State Capital Gains Taxes
As Congress decides whether to allow the national capital gains tax rate to increase at the beginning of next year, states across the country are debating whether to change their own capital gains
Research & Commentary: Worldwide vs. Territorial Taxation
The United States has the highest corporate tax rate among the 34 nations in the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) in addition to being one of the few nations still usin
Research & Commentary: Pre- and Post-Election Health Care Decisions
As President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney vie for the presidency, state elected officials are preparing to determine which health care policies they should pursue with the future
Research & Commentary: High-Speed Rail
In 2009 in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Congress allocated $8 billion to send to states for intercity rail projects, with “priority to projects that support the development of
Research & Commentary: Multiple Charter School Authorizers
Of the 41 states that allow charter schools, approximately 18 allow viable multiple authorizers to applicants hoping to open the schools, which are fully public but given freedom in matters such as
Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan
On Wednesday, October 24, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will auction off state-owned rights to several oil and gas leases affecting approximately 164,000 acres in the state.
Research & Commentary: Local Control in Education
Parents and voters like the idea of local control in education, but they and politicians have differing definitions of it.
Research & Commentary: Silica (Frac) Sand Mining
Activists recently have been pressing local and state governments in Wisconsin and Minnesota to ban silica sand mining.
Research & Commentary: Illinois’ Pension Problem and How to Fix it
The pension system in Illinois is broke, both literally and structurally. Funding Illinois’ pension system is becoming increasingly difficult.
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