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Education
May 23, 2019
Research & Commentary: Study Finds Wisconsin Private Schools are Much More Cost-Effective than Traditional Public Schools
Wisconsin Private Schools 36 More Cost-Effective Than Traditional Public Schools
Taxes
May 23, 2019
Research & Commentary: Millionaire Taxes will not Solve Connecticut’s Budget Problems
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines two new proposals to impose an increased tax on high-income Connecticuters, a reform commonly known as a “millionaire tax.”
Government Spending
May 23, 2019
Research & Commentary: New Jersey Must Address Pension Problem ASAP
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a pension reform proposal in New Jersey that would create a hybrid pension plan for teachers and non-uniformed state, county, and municipal employees.
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Taxes
May 22, 2019
Research & Commentary: Millionaire Taxes Won’t Solve Bay State’s Budget Shortfall
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an proposed amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution that would create a new 4 percent surtax on all incomes greater than $1 million.
Alcohol & Tobacco
May 17, 2019
Research & Commentary: Tobacco Tax Increases Would Hurt Low Income Persons, Vaporize Harm Reduction in Rhode Island
Legislation would increwould increase the cigarette tax by $0.25 from $4.25 to $4.50 per pack, increase the tax on cigars by $0.30 to $0.80 per cigar, and create a new 40 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
Energy
May 17, 2019
Research & Commentary: As Oklahoma Oil Production Climbs, Seismic Activity Falls
Earthquakes Have Decreased 83 Percent Between 2015 And 2018

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Research and Commentaries
May 23, 2019
By Tim Benson
Wisconsin Private Schools 36 More Cost-Effective Than Traditional Public Schools
May 23, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines two new proposals to impose an increased tax on high-income Connecticuters, a reform commonly known as a “millionaire tax.”
May 23, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a pension reform proposal in New Jersey that would create a hybrid pension plan for teachers and non-uniformed state, county, and municipal employees.
May 22, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an proposed amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution that would create a new 4 percent surtax on all incomes greater than $1 million.
May 17, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would increwould increase the cigarette tax by $0.25 from $4.25 to $4.50 per pack, increase the tax on cigars by $0.30 to $0.80 per cigar, and create a new 40 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
May 17, 2019
By Tim Benson
Earthquakes Have Decreased 83 Percent Between 2015 And 2018
May 16, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines internet sales taxes, the negative effects they can have on small businesses, and how states can at least negate their detrimental effects.
May 16, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Language added to the 2020-2021 Ohio operating budget would define e-cigarettes and vaping devices as tobacco products, as well as increasing the purchasing age of all tobacco products to 21.
May 16, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill in Texas that would end the use of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship as grounds for nonrenewal of a professional or occupational license.
May 16, 2019
By Tim Benson
Per Capita Energy Expenditures In Alaska Are 92 Percent Higher Than U.S. Average