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April 24, 2019
Decision Stands Striking Down Generic Drug Price Law
Legislative fallout is occurring in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court declining to review a lower court decision rejecting Maryland’s 2017 law that authorized the state’s attorney general to review and regulate price increases of generic or off-patent dr
Health Care
April 24, 2019
Virginia Legislature Rejects Medicaid Oversight Bill
Virginia lawmakers failed to push through a bill to create a Medicaid oversight office after faulty forecasting resulted in a $462.5 million Medicaid shortfall over two years.
Alcohol & Tobacco
April 23, 2019
Research & Commentary: Latest Vape Tax Would Eliminate Tobacco Harm Reduction in Washington State
Proposed bill would apply a 60 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
April 23, 2019
Research & Commentary: Maine’s Proposed Cigarette and Vape Taxes Would Hurt the Poor, Threaten Harm Reduction
Proposed legislation would increase the state's excise tax on cigarettes to $3.50 per pack and apply an 81 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
Alcohol & Tobacco
April 23, 2019
Research & Commentary: Michigan Cigarette and Vaping Tax Would Do More Harm Than Good
Legislation would increase the excise tax on cigarettes by $1.50 to $3.50 per pack, and apply an 81 percent wholesale tax to e-cigarettes.
Alcohol & Tobacco
April 22, 2019
Research & Commentary: E-Cigarette Tax Will Vaporize Harm Reduction in the Badger State
Legislation would apply a 71 percent floor tax to vaping products.

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April 24, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Legislative fallout is occurring in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court declining to review a lower court decision rejecting Maryland’s 2017 law that authorized the state’s attorney general to review and regulate price increases of generic or off-patent dr
April 24, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Virginia lawmakers failed to push through a bill to create a Medicaid oversight office after faulty forecasting resulted in a $462.5 million Medicaid shortfall over two years.
April 23, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposed bill would apply a 60 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
April 23, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposed legislation would increase the state's excise tax on cigarettes to $3.50 per pack and apply an 81 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
April 23, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would increase the excise tax on cigarettes by $1.50 to $3.50 per pack, and apply an 81 percent wholesale tax to e-cigarettes.
April 22, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would apply a 71 percent floor tax to vaping products.
April 19, 2019
By Media Research Center
Top tech firms like Google, YouTube and Twitter partner with leftist groups attempting to censor conservatives.
April 18, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed increase of Illinois’ gasoline tax along with several vehicle and registration fee hikes.
April 18, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a proposed increase in Minnesota’s gasoline taxes that would be the largest in the state’s history.
April 17, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed repeal of South Carolina’s certificate of need laws.
April 17, 2019
By Marlo Lewis
The Competitive Enterprise Institute strongly supports EPA’s proposed determination that regulating coal- and oil-fired power plants under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act is not appropriate.
April 15, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed revival of California’s estate tax.
April 15, 2019
By Sam Kazman
The federal government should limit its definition of navigable waters as the current definition is overly expansive and unconstitutional.
April 12, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a bill in Florida that would either loosen or eliminate occupational licensing requirements imposed by more than 23 professional licensing boards.
April 12, 2019
By Tim Benson
Since 1970 Airborne Pollutants Have Declined 73 Percent While GDP Has Increased 262 Percent
April 10, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed opioid tax in Maine and why these taxes are ill suited to address the opioid crisis.
April 10, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
In this testimony before the Tennessee Senate Education Committee, Lennie Jarratt provides research showing the benefits of education savings accounts for the students of Tennessee.
April 10, 2019
By Tim Benson
Program Would Be Open To Children With Special Needs, Low-Income Children, And Wards Of The Court
April 10, 2019
By George Jamerson
Proposed carbon dioxide regulations in Virginia will impact the price of electricity in other states within the PJM interconnection.
April 10, 2019
By Tim Benson
Program Would Be Open To All Eligible Students By 2021-22 School Year
April 9, 2019
By George Jamerson
Proposal would put burdensome regulatory measures onto Bakken producers infringing on interstate trade
April 9, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the latest effort by Washington lawmakers to create a new tax on capital gains, a provision that would likely violate the state’s constitution.
April 9, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses two proposed bills in Washington that would allow dental therapists to practice as mid-level providers.
April 9, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed Medicaid expansion plan that is now being considered in Kansas.
April 8, 2019
By Michael LaFaive
An analysis of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposed 45-cent gas tax hike, and alternative tax/spending offsets.
April 5, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposal to increase the state's excise tax on alcohol products would have minimal effect on reducing suicides and domestic violence and would disproportionately impact lower-income persons.
April 5, 2019
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
This paper is about alternatives to the Affordable Care Act.
April 4, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud examines the effects of Pennsylvania's 40 percent wholesale tax on youth e-cigarette use, finding youth use increased in the year following the tax.
April 4, 2019
By Tim Benson
Nuclear Would Receive $500 Annual Bailout, Be Included In Pennsylvania's Renewable Mandate
April 4, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposed legislation would apply a 36 percent wholesale tax to e-cigarette products, regardless of nicotine content.
April 3, 2019
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Myron Ebell
"As Acting Secretary and Deputy Interior Secretary, Mr. Bernhardt has played a key role in the Trump administration’s sound stewardship of federal lands."
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April 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans argues that state legislators should take advantage of the Medicaid waiver process and move to reform their Medicaid programs.
April 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines two new bills in Florida that would roll back the state's certificate of need laws for some or all of the state’s health care providers.
April 2, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
New study finds proportion of adults perceiving e-cigarettes as harmful as cigarettes jumped from 11.5 percent to 36.4 percent and from 46.4 to 55.6 percent in two separate surveys, respectively.
April 2, 2019
By Tim Benson
Program Would Be Open To Low-Income Pulaski County Students
April 1, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examine two bills being considered in the Wisconsin General Assembly that would provide for the licensure of dental therapists.
March 29, 2019
By Tim Benson
Program Would Ultimately Serve 15,000 Students
March 28, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
In this testimony before the Indiana Senate Appropriations Committee, Lindsey Stroud argues against a proposed four cents per milliliter tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
March 27, 2019
By Tim Benson
Testimony Before the Illinois Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee Regarding the Clean Energy Jobs Act
March 26, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Bill would apply a 30 percent excise tax on e-cigarettes and vaping products, as well as requiring retailers to pay a tax on existing inventory by July 1, 2019.