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FIRE
June 6, 2018
Research & Commentary: Feds Reconsidering Credit Union Tax Exemption
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the credit union tax exemption and the debate over whether it should continue.
Economy
August 8, 2017
Labor Laws and Firm Performance
This paper, written by Illinois State University economics professor Dalia Marciukaityte, uses stock market data between 1996 and 2015 to study the effect of a state’s right-to-work (RTW) status on businesses’ financial growth and success.
Taxes
February 23, 2017
Border Adjustment Tax: What We Know (Not Much) and What We Don’t (All the Rest)
This paper, written by Mercatus Center senior research fellows Jason Fichtner and Veronique de Rugy, examines how the 2016 House Republican Tax Reform Task Force Blueprint’s “destination-based cash flow tax” (DBCFT) may affect businesses and consumers.
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Education
August 2, 2016
How American College Campuses Have Become Anti–Due Process
For Decades, Schools Have Denied Meaningful Due Process to Students Accused of Sexual Assault
FIRE
July 20, 2016
Six Years After Dodd-Frank: Higher Costs, Uncertain Benefits
This study examines trends in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act's regulatory costs between 2010 and 2016.
Energy
July 12, 2016
The Final Countdown: Projecting Midnight Regulations
This report from the GW Regulatory Studies Center predicts the number of economically significant rules likely to be issued during the Obama administration's final months, finding while independent regulatory agencies do not typically increase their

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FIRE
June 6, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the credit union tax exemption and the debate over whether it should continue.
August 8, 2017
By Dalia Marciukaityte
This paper, written by Illinois State University economics professor Dalia Marciukaityte, uses stock market data between 1996 and 2015 to study the effect of a state’s right-to-work (RTW) status on businesses’ financial growth and success.
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February 23, 2017
By Jason J. Fichtner, Veronique de Rugy, Adam N. Michel
This paper, written by Mercatus Center senior research fellows Jason Fichtner and Veronique de Rugy, examines how the 2016 House Republican Tax Reform Task Force Blueprint’s “destination-based cash flow tax” (DBCFT) may affect businesses and consumers.
August 2, 2016
By K.C. Johnson
For Decades, Schools Have Denied Meaningful Due Process to Students Accused of Sexual Assault
July 20, 2016
By Sam Batkins and Dan Goldbeck
This study examines trends in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act's regulatory costs between 2010 and 2016.
July 12, 2016
By Sofie E. Miller, Daniel R. Pérez
This report from the GW Regulatory Studies Center predicts the number of economically significant rules likely to be issued during the Obama administration's final months, finding while independent regulatory agencies do not typically increase their
July 7, 2016
By U.S. House Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means Committees
Press release via https://energycommerce.house.
June 22, 2016
By Kentucky Governor's Office
Health Care News reported in August 2016:Kentucky Gov.
June 21, 2016
Health Care News reported in July 2016:A coalition of 26 pro-consumer, pro-patient organizations have asked Congress in a letter to reject a “de facto tax increase on America’s seniors” characterized as a “rebate” by President Barack Obama’s 2017 budget
June 16, 2016
By Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a review of an anonymoushotline complaint alleging, among other things, excessive spending on Fannie Mae’s relocation to new headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C.
June 2, 2016
Health Care News reported in June 2016:A new Vermont law protects vision care providers from retribution by insurance companies when providers recommend or sell products and services not covered by their patients’ insurance plans.
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June 1, 2016
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June 1, 2016
By American Legislative Exchange Council (unsigned)
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June 1, 2016
By John Semmens
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June 1, 2016
By Peter Ferrara
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June 1, 2016
By Steven M.H. Wallman
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June 1, 2016
By Michael Horowitz
There are several ways in which insurers and reinsurers can reduce the taxloading in disaster insurance premiums. They can spread risk across national borders to reduce the total amount ofcapital needed; they can purchase some reinsurance from non-US.
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June 1, 2016
By Jith Jayaratne and Philip E. Strahan
The effects of the recent federal legislation will be known only over time, but we can study the effect of geographic restrictions on the banking industry by examining an earlier stage of the deregulatory process.
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June 1, 2016
By Robert R. Moore and Thomas F. Siems
The recent flurry of big mergers is attracting much attention, partly because of heightened interest in what motivates firms to merge and how mergers affect competition and the economy. One often-held view of mergers, especially those involvin?
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June 1, 2016
By Joseph Pomykala
Bankruptcy filings skyrocketed to yet another all time record of 1,366,887 -one filing for every seventy-six American households-during the year ending 30 September 1997. It occurred during a period of strong economic expansion.
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June 1, 2016
By Vern McKinley
In a period of historically low unemployment and in the seventh year of economic expansion, the courts strain each year with a record number of consumer bankruptcies; a record 1.3 million are expected in 1991.
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June 1, 2016
"In order for Arkansas to move from a low-wage to a high-wage economy, the state needs to decrease marginal tax rates ... In order to attract (high-income) workers to Arkansas.
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May 31, 2016
By Robin A. Cohen, Ph.D., Michael E. Martinez, M.P.H., M.H.S.A., and Emily P. Zammitti, M.P.H. Division of Health Interview Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics
Health Care News reported in July 2016:Roughly the same percentage of Americans aged 18–64 were covered by private health insurance in 2015 as in 2006, according to early estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National
May 19, 2016
By U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA
Health Care News reported in the July issue of 2016:The act would implement free-market health care policy reforms promoted by John Goodman, senior fellow at the Independent Institute and policy advisor at Health Care News publisher The Heartland
May 16, 2016
By Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Health Care News reported in June 2016: The average requested rate increase for individual plans in 2016 was 4.2 percent.
May 16, 2016
By Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Health Care News reported in June:"Premera lost $117 million in the state health care exchange in 2015, spending $72 million on administrative costs and charging $45 million less for premiums than the cost of claims submitted by its base of 101,000
May 9, 2016
By Covered California
Health Care News reported in June 2016:Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, projected in its $308 million budget proposal for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016 that Obamacare premiums in the state will rise by about 8 percent
April 22, 2016
The Republican Study Committee’s recommendations, released April 22, include creating a standard deduction for health insurance (SDHI) of $7,500 per individual and $20,500 for families and giving states block grants to fund and reform their own Medicaid
April 15, 2016
By Salim Furth
Americans standard of living would get a big lift if local governments around the country reduced land use regulations and strengthened individual property rights.
March 31, 2016
By Nathan Makla
In a recent Mackinac Center for Public Policy blog post, Policy Analyst Jarrett Skorup says the popularity of short-term rental services is “exploding”: “Short-term renting is exploding in popularity.
March 10, 2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) knew of the high risks regarding the business models of the CO-OP program when it invested $2.5 billion, states a U.S.
March 7, 2016
By Wendell Cox
The physical expansion of cities, known as “urban sprawl,” has been a principal concern of urban planners for decades, which has led to the adoption of “urban containment.
February 29, 2016
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Utah is currently considering a proposed multiple-amendment application for an Article V convention to amend the U.S. Constitution.
February 25, 2016
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Missouri is currently considering a proposed multiple-amendment application for an Article V convention to amend the U.S. Constitution.
February 24, 2016
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West Virginia is currently considering a proposed multiple-amendment application for an Article V convention to amend the U.S. Constitution.
February 19, 2016
By Charlie Katebi
The Wyoming Legislature voted to exempt direct primary care from Wyoming's insurance code.
February 12, 2016
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Nebraska is currently considering a proposed multiple-amendment application for an Article V convention to amend the U.S. Constitution.
February 12, 2016
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Indiana is currently considering a proposed multiple-amendment application for an Article V convention to amend the U.S. Constitution.