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October 11, 2019
Research & Commentary: Utah Studies New Method for Transportation Funding
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses gas taxes, Utah's efforts to improve transportation funding, and why gas taxes are an ineffective, regressive form of taxation that leave transportation systems shortchanged.
Taxes
October 11, 2019
Research & Commentary: Minnesota Should Not Hike Gas Tax to Fund Infrastructure
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed gas tax increase in Minnesota that could increase gas prices in the state by 13 to 15 cents per gallon to cover infrastructure improvements.
Climate Change
October 11, 2019
Global Warming Policy Foundation IPCC Observed and projected global ocean heat uptake retraction request
Because the IPCC's recent claim the oceans were warming much faster than previously estimated were based upon two flawed studies, that claim should be retracted.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
October 10, 2019
Research & Commentary: Oregon’s Misguided Flavor Ban Is Disservice to Public Health, Unlikely to Reduce Recent Hospitalizations
Two state agencies in Oregon are currently determining rules to enforce a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products.
Alcohol & Tobacco
October 10, 2019
Research & Commentary: Gov. Inslee’s Proposed Flavor Ban Will Vaporize Tobacco Harm Reduction in Washington State
Washington state's ban on flavored vaping products goes into effect October 10 and will close down numerous small businesses.
Alcohol & Tobacco
October 9, 2019
Research & Commentary: Updated CDC Report on Vaping-Related Hospitalizations Finds Nearly 80 Percent Linked to THC Products
In an updated report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 78 percent of patients involved in recent vaping-related hospitalizations had used devices containing THC.

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October 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses gas taxes, Utah's efforts to improve transportation funding, and why gas taxes are an ineffective, regressive form of taxation that leave transportation systems shortchanged.
October 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed gas tax increase in Minnesota that could increase gas prices in the state by 13 to 15 cents per gallon to cover infrastructure improvements.
October 11, 2019
By Benny Peiser, Ph.D.
Because the IPCC's recent claim the oceans were warming much faster than previously estimated were based upon two flawed studies, that claim should be retracted.
October 10, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Two state agencies in Oregon are currently determining rules to enforce a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products.
October 10, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Washington state's ban on flavored vaping products goes into effect October 10 and will close down numerous small businesses.
October 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
In an updated report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 78 percent of patients involved in recent vaping-related hospitalizations had used devices containing THC.
October 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
In 2019, Massachusetts only spent 0.004 percent of tobacco moneys, including settlement payments and taxes, on tobacco control programs.
October 9, 2019
By Respiratory Health Association
Shutting down Illinois nuclear plants could result in unintended harmful health effects and premature deaths from increases in air pollution and higher energy costs.
October 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The opioid epidemic has cost Ohio's economy $71.7 billion, diverting criminal asset forfeitures to programs including rehab, medication, and drug court, could help reduce costs.
October 7, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
New York's flavor ban has the potential to eliminate a $1 billion industry in the Empire State.
October 7, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
West Virginia lawmakers should reform their existing civil asset forfeiture laws to criminal asset forfeiture and use forfeited proceeds for rehabilitation, medication-assisted treatment, and court expenses to address the state's opioid epidemic.
October 7, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new guidelines recently introduced in California that take several major steps towards expanding the use of telehealth in Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program.
October 7, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Rhode Island's temporary 120-day ban on flavored e-cigarettes will shut down small businesses and restrict adult access to tobacco harm reduction products.
October 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a ballot initiative campaign in California that would impose huge tax increases in an effort to improve K-12 education funding.
October 1, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Michigan's certificate of need laws and a recent vote to impose new accreditation requirements for health care providers seeking to offer new immunotherapy cancer treatments.
September 30, 2019
By Tim Benson
Costs Would Be Sizeable, Environmental Benefits Modest Or Negative
September 30, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report finds nearly 77 percent of vaping-related hospitalizations are due to the use of THC products.
September 30, 2019
By Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration
Thousands of people have falsely claimed electric vehicle tax credits, costing tax payers more than $71 milliion.
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September 26, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses sales tax holidays and how they mask wider problems in a sales tax system.
September 25, 2019
The Kaiser Family Foundation's annual survey shows the cost of employer health plans is rising more than wages and inflation.