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Employment
January 24, 2018
Testimony Before The Maine Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee on the Minimum Wage and Training and Youth Wage
In this testimony before a Public Hearing on the Minimum Wage in Maine, Matthew Glans argues enacting a youth minimum wage makes hiring young workers more attractive to employers while making on-the-job training more affordable.
Education
January 21, 2018
Why Nineteenth Century Bans on “Sectarian” Aid Are Facially Unconstitutional: New Evidence on Plain Meaning
Nineteenth Century Constitutional Provisions Show that “Sectarian” Had a Meaning Separate from “Religious” or “Denominational”
Education
January 21, 2018
Mediocrity 2.0: Massachusetts Rebrands Common Core ELA & Math
The 2017 update of Massachusetts’ English and math K-12 academic standards represents further deterioration in English, while the math standards are essentially unchanged from the 2010 version.
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Energy
January 19, 2018
Research & Commentary: States Should Encourage EPA to Review the Endangerment Finding
Observed Evidence And Research Since 2009 Has Cast Serious Doubt On All Three Lines Of Evidence Used To Justify Endangerment Finding
Health Care
January 18, 2018
Research & Commentary: Nevada Should Pursue Work Requirements for Medicaid
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid work requirement waivers and the need for such reform in Nevada.
Government Spending
January 18, 2018
Research & Commentary: New Virginia Bill Would End Taxpayer Funding for Pro Sports Facilities
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Virginia that would prohibit the use of taxpayer money by professional sports teams to fund a new stadium.

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January 24, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this testimony before a Public Hearing on the Minimum Wage in Maine, Matthew Glans argues enacting a youth minimum wage makes hiring young workers more attractive to employers while making on-the-job training more affordable.
January 21, 2018
Nineteenth Century Constitutional Provisions Show that “Sectarian” Had a Meaning Separate from “Religious” or “Denominational”
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January 21, 2018
The 2017 update of Massachusetts’ English and math K-12 academic standards represents further deterioration in English, while the math standards are essentially unchanged from the 2010 version.
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January 19, 2018
By Tim Benson, Bette Grande
Observed Evidence And Research Since 2009 Has Cast Serious Doubt On All Three Lines Of Evidence Used To Justify Endangerment Finding
January 18, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid work requirement waivers and the need for such reform in Nevada.
January 18, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Virginia that would prohibit the use of taxpayer money by professional sports teams to fund a new stadium.
January 17, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Alabama that would reform the state's civil asset forfeiture laws.
January 17, 2018
By Tim Benson
82 Percent Of Local Governments Have Experienced Net Fiscal Benefit From Fracking Despite Large Drop In Commodity Prices
January 16, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed bill in Florida that would roll back the state’s certificate of need requirements.
January 16, 2018
By Tim Benson
Scholarships For Low-Income Students Would Begin In 2019
January 11, 2018
By Charles Katebi
Testimony Before the Wisconsin Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing and State-Federal Relations
January 11, 2018
By Jim Lakely
President Donald J. Trump's America First Energy Plan, unveiled on the campaign trail in 2016.
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January 11, 2018
By Tim Benson
Cap-And-Trade Does Little To Reduce Emissions, Acts As Regressive Tax
January 10, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Pennsylvania's efforts to reform its welfare system.
January 10, 2018
This booklet explores solutions to the top public policy issues facing the states in 2018 and beyond in the areas of budget and tax, education, energy and environment, health care, and constitutional reform.
January 8, 2018
By Tim Benson
Gardiner Scholarship Special-Needs Program So Popular It Has Exhausted All Funding
January 4, 2018
By Tim Benson
Sixty-Five Percent Of Mississippians Support Expanding ESAs To All Students
January 3, 2018
By Tony Abbott
The 2017 Annual Lecture to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, London, October 9, 2017
January 3, 2018
By Charles Katebi
In this Research & Commentary, Charles Katebi examines Dental Therapy and a proposal in Florida that would expand access to dental care for rural patients.
January 2, 2018
By Rose Garr, Sheila Karpf
Biofuels production to satisfy the renewable fuels mandate in contained in a 2007 energy law has had harmful unintended consequences, harming wildlife and the environment.
December 29, 2017
Public Opinion on K–12 Education, Parent Experiences, School Choice, and the Role of the Federal Government
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December 22, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed constitutional amendment in Ohio that would repeal the state’s prevailing wage requirement, a mandate forcing taxpayers to pay artificially inflated wages not based on market forces.
December 22, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines flat taxes and the potential for reform in Wisconsin.
December 22, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed bill in Florida that would ban Florida sports franchises from constructing or renovating facilities on leased public land.
December 22, 2017
By Tim Benson
Data Contained In Paper Are Contradictory And Do Not Support Authors' Conclusions
December 21, 2017
By Tim Benson
Beginning In 2018, Up To 2,000 Gifted And Talented Low-Income Students Could Receive ESAs
December 21, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines public pension problems in all 50 states. A new study finds that unfunded pension liabilities total more than $6 trillion across various state pension systems.
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December 21, 2017
Data from the National Education Association shows how much is spent on each educator in each state.
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December 21, 2017
Since the mid-1960s Catholic high schools in the United States have been separating along different paths based upon their prospects for survival.
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December 21, 2017
Unfunded public pension liabilities exceed $6 trillion.
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December 20, 2017
By Susan Fleetwood
FERC is right to account for the high hidden costs of federal and state support for renewable energy in its new reliability rules. Reliable coal and nuclear power facilities are being discriminated against.
December 19, 2017
By Tim Benson
One Out Of Four Traditional Public School Teachers Across U.S. Misses At Least 10 Days Of Work A Year
December 15, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Arizona’s efforts to use Medicaid waivers to add work requirements and time limits to its Medicaid program.
December 15, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the need for comprehensive pension reform in Iowa.
December 15, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort to repeal the gasoline tax hikes that recently went in to effect in California.
December 14, 2017
By Tim Benson
55 Percent Think K-12 Education In U.S. Is On Wrong Track, 71 Percent Want ESAs
December 14, 2017
By Tim Benson
ESA Program Could Save Connecticut $25 to $127 Million, Depending On How Many Students Enroll
December 8, 2017
By Tim Benson
Emissions From Natural Gas Wells & Infrastructure Just 0.4 Percent Of Production
December 7, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a Florida plan to roll back a portion of its certificate of need laws for hospitals.
December 7, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines millionaire taxes and the potential revival of a major tax hike in New Jersey.