Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Tax Cut Triggers

December 22, 2015

States across the country continue to struggle with balancing their annual budgets, plagued by bloated spending and a lagging economy.

Research & Commentary: Kentucky Right-to-Work Reform

December 21, 2015

Kentucky could soon become the nation’s 26th right-to-work state (RTW), and Kentuckians have demonstrated they may be ready to support this reform

Research & Commentary: Alabama Pension Reform Study Finds Dramatic Shortfall

December 15, 2015

Unfunded state pension liabilities have become an increasingly troubling problem for states across the country, especially Alabama.

Research & Commentary: West Virginia Right-to-Work Reform

December 15, 2015

West Virginia is considering becoming the nation’s 26th right-to-work (RTW) state.

Research & Commentary: Illinois’ Budget Problems

December 4, 2015

Illinois has systematic problems with the way it spends tax dollars.

Research & Commentary: Alabama Medicaid Expansion

December 4, 2015

At a recent meeting, the Alabama Health Care Improvement Task Force

Research & Commentary: Las Vegas Casinos Fight to Choose Electricity Suppliers

November 23, 2015

It takes a lot of electricity to make sure the bright lights of Sin City stay on. One hotel and casino will, on its own, use more electricity than an entire mid-sized city.

Research & Commentary: Virginia Should Oppose McAuliffe Medicaid Expansion Plans

November 19, 2015

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, allows states to expand Medicaid to cover individuals making up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.