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Government Spending
December 15, 2017
Research & Commentary: Iowa Needs Pension Reform
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the need for comprehensive pension reform in Iowa.
Government Spending
November 16, 2017
Research & Commentary: Cash Balance Plans Are a Solid Option for Pension Reform
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an alternative approach to traditional state worker pension programs, cash balance plans.
Government Spending
November 16, 2017
Research & Commentary: States Hiding True Pension Debt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines how many states hide their true pension liabilities through their accounting practices and how states can make their reporting more accurate.
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Health Care
September 20, 2017
Don't Wait for Congress to Fix Health Care
States can implement real health care solutions today.
Government Spending
August 25, 2017
Research & Commentary: Kentucky Should Embrace Pension Reform
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines pension reform in Kentucky and how the state can build on previous reforms.
Government Spending
August 23, 2017
Research & Commentary: Reducing COLAs to Bring Pension Costs Down
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines state pension reform and the effects of changing cost of living adjustments.

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Government Spending
December 15, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the need for comprehensive pension reform in Iowa.
November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an alternative approach to traditional state worker pension programs, cash balance plans.
November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines how many states hide their true pension liabilities through their accounting practices and how states can make their reporting more accurate.
September 20, 2017
By Matthew Glans
States can implement real health care solutions today.
August 25, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines pension reform in Kentucky and how the state can build on previous reforms.
August 23, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines state pension reform and the effects of changing cost of living adjustments.
July 18, 2017
By Rob Natelson
As the debt of the United States government continues to mount, efforts to add a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution are gaining steam. But drafting such an amendment is not as easy as it sounds.
July 10, 2017
By Adam Andrzejewski
This report, published by American Transparency, uses government data published by the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities (NFA-H) to examine how taxpayer money is spent on cultural programming.
May 31, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed pension reform plan in Michigan which would move all new teachers to a 401(k)-style defined-contribution plan.
May 24, 2017
By Christopher S. Yoo and Timothy Pfenninger
This paper, written by University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Christopher S. Yoo, identifies 88 active municipal fiber projects in the U.S., and examines their net present value and financial status.