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December 12, 2019
Policy Tip Sheet: Progressive “Fair Tax” Will Worsen Illinois Economic Woes
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses the proposed progressive tax in Illinois, why these taxes are less effective than the current flat tax, and how a progressive tax will have a strong negative effect on Illinois' economy.
Taxes
December 6, 2019
Policy Brief: Debunking the Scandinavian Socialism Myth: An Evaluation of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden
This paper seeks to establish, beyond any doubt, that Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have not embraced Marxist principles throughout much of their economies and are thus not “socialist” nations.
Health Care
December 4, 2019
Addressing the Physician Shortage By Taking Action
This 2017 report looks at the current system of how the U.S. trains doctors after medical school and why this has led to physician shortages.
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Health Care
December 1, 2019
How "Medicare for All" Harms Working Americans
This study examines how a government-run health care system will impact household income.
Alcohol & Tobacco
November 26, 2019
Research & Commentary: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Find Over 80 Percent of Vaping-Related Illnesses Attributable to THC
83% of patients reported using THC-containing vaping devices, similar to findings in numerous state health departments including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, and Utah.
Regulation
November 26, 2019
Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania’s Occupational Licensing Reforms Would Lower Barriers for Ex-Offenders, More Reforms Needed
Legislation would prevent boards and commissions from automatically denying licenses based on criminal histories, but the Commonwealth should further reform some burdensome regulations imposed on certain occupations.

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December 12, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses the proposed progressive tax in Illinois, why these taxes are less effective than the current flat tax, and how a progressive tax will have a strong negative effect on Illinois' economy.
December 6, 2019
By Christopher Talgo, Justin Haskins
This paper seeks to establish, beyond any doubt, that Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have not embraced Marxist principles throughout much of their economies and are thus not “socialist” nations.
December 4, 2019
By Kevin Dayaratna, PhD., John O'Shea, M.D.
This 2017 report looks at the current system of how the U.S. trains doctors after medical school and why this has led to physician shortages.
December 1, 2019
By Edmund Haislmaier and Jamie Hall
This study examines how a government-run health care system will impact household income.
November 26, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
83% of patients reported using THC-containing vaping devices, similar to findings in numerous state health departments including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, and Utah.
November 26, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would prevent boards and commissions from automatically denying licenses based on criminal histories, but the Commonwealth should further reform some burdensome regulations imposed on certain occupations.
November 26, 2019
By Vicki Alger, Tim Benson
Students should not have to wait years or become victims of violent crime before their parents are allowed to transfer them to safer schools.
November 25, 2019
By Matthew Glans
Two proposals from Transportation for Massachusetts and the Boston Chamber of Commerce call for 25-cent and 15-cent gas tax increases, respectively.
November 25, 2019
By Daren Bakst
Steps taken to improve transparency for federal agencies’ use of science will improve accountability in policymaking and uphold democratic principles.
November 21, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new legislation in South Dakota that would expand telehealth to improve access to mental health services.
November 21, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines South Carolina's certificate of need laws and why they should be repealed.
November 21, 2019
By Tim Benson
Increased Shale Development Led To $900 In Annual Savings To Every American Family
November 21, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposal would ban sales of all flavored electronic cigarettes and vaping devices in Suffolk County, New York.
November 21, 2019
By Tim Benson
Minimal Impact From On Big Sky Country From Climate Change, Mostly Beneficial
November 21, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
There is little evidence to suggest RGGI has reduced CO2 emissions, rather the initiative acts as a regressive tax and is expected to cost Pennsylvania electric generators at least an additional $275 million a year, according to one low estimate.
November 19, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
A slew of legislation aim to regulate and ban the sales of flavored e-cigarettes and menthol combustible cigarettes, as well as impose additional taxes on these products.
November 19, 2019
By Tim Benson
Roughly Six In Ten Rhode Island Students Below Grade Level In Math And Reading
November 19, 2019
By Tim Benson
Increased Shale Development Led To $203 Billion In Annual Savings For American Families
November 18, 2019
By Bartlett Cleland
Announces Support for a Public Auction of C-Band Spectrum for 5G
November 18, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation in the Bay State would ban flavored e-cigarettes, impose an excise tax on such products, as well as capping nicotine levels at 20 milligrams per milliliter.
November 18, 2019
By ROBERT C. ARMSTRONG, et al.
The number of light duty vehicles on the roads, and vehicle miles traveled, will increase dramatically over the coming decade. Price and cost considerations mean electric vehicles will only make up a small part of that growth.
November 14, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a series of bills in Massachusetts that would expand the use of telemedicine.
November 13, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed transportation funding plan in Washington State that would create a vehicle mileage tax for electric vehicles.
November 12, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud, Aaron D. Stover
Testimony before the Albany County Legislature regarding banning sales of electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.
November 12, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found vitamin E acetate in all 29 samples from patients with vaping-related lung injuries in 10 different states.
November 12, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed tax increase on food purchased in Utah grocery stores.
November 12, 2019
By Eagle Intel Services, LLC
Conditions set by the Governor's office for the approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline were improper or at least have the strong indication of impropriety
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November 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Wyoming that would expand the state’s Medicaid program.
November 8, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a a new plan in Alaska that would allow cities and boroughs in the state to collect from online purchases.
November 8, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new transportation funding plan in Utah that would create a vehicle mileage tax (VMT) for electric vehicles.
November 8, 2019
By David Whitehouse
Our current understanding of the Oceans is too uncertain to draw any conclusions concerning whether the modest warming of the globe is increasing ocean temperatures or levels.
November 7, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Lawmakers in New York City are seeking to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes.
November 7, 2019
By James Taylor, Anthony Watts
Montana has warmed very little during the past century, and not at all during the past 15 years.
November 6, 2019
By Kyle Pomerleau
Tax Foundation Report Models a Tax on Carbon Dioxide with Revenue Redistributed through Tax Cuts or Rebates
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November 6, 2019
Tennessee is proposing to convert the federal share of its Medicaid funding into a block grant. This is the draft proposal, "Amendment 42" of the TennCare II Demonstration
November 5, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The legislation would ban all flavors, including menthol, and target all tobacco products, including combustible cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco.
October 31, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this FAQ, Matthew Glans examines several commonly asked questions about certificate of need laws and why they hold back growth in the health care market.
October 31, 2019
By Tim Benson
77 Percent In Favor Of Education Savings Accounts
October 31, 2019
By Tim Benson
Study Finds Charter, Private School Families More Likely to Report Being Very Satisfied with Their Schools
October 30, 2019
By Wayne H. Winegarden
Government-created barriers to opportunity are standing in the way of immigrants and low-income entrepreneurs launching a startup and accessing credit and capital to grow their business and hire more workers.
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