Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Needs Pension Reform

April 25, 2016

Pennsylvania faces a serious and growing problem with its public pension systems.

Research & Commentary: Create an Education Marketplace to Save Detroit Public Schools

April 22, 2016

On April 9, The Detroit News published a commentary written by Michigan state Rep.

Research & Commentary: Return of the ‘Unfair’ Tax

April 22, 2016

The Illinois General Assembly is once again considering moving the state away from a flat tax system to a progressive tax system.

Research & Commentary: Are Maintenance of Certification Programs a Money Grab?

April 22, 2016

Certification and licensing can have a significant effect on the growth of any market, especially in the health care industry, where doctors face myriad licensing, certification, and education requ

Research & Commentary: Exelon Renews LCPS Efforts

April 18, 2016

Since 2014, the Exelon Corporation – which owns ComEd, the largest provider of electricity in Illinois – has been lobbying state legislators to create a

Research & Commentary: FDA Deeming Regulations Could Destroy Vaping Industry

April 15, 2016

Electronic cigarettes, commonly called e-cigarettes, have quickly become one of the most popular tobacco replacement products, with the total market value of the industry expected to hit $50 billio

Research & Commentary: Illinois School Funding Plan

April 11, 2016

Members of the Illinois Senate introduced an amendment to a

Research & Commentary: States Should Not Block the Growth of Optical Telemedicine

April 7, 2016

Telemedicine, which is the use of information technology in the diagnosis, treatment, or monitoring of patients’ conditions, can dramatically lower health care costs while increasing access for pat

Research & Commentary: Maryland Considers the Flat Tax

April 7, 2016

Maryland legislators are in the midst of a major discussion on tax reform, one that includes corporate income tax reform and the possible implementation of a flat tax, which would replace the state