In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a series of bills in Michigan that would increase transparency requirements on licensing authorities and limit the ability of licensing agencies to deny a license for a past criminal offense.
Chris Pope of the Manhattan Institute makes the case of how so-called "short-term" insurance plans are not "junk insurance" and how expansion of access will not leave the federal government with a bigger bill to take care of the sick.
Continuing to operate existing coal, natural gas, hydroelectric, and nuclear plants provides a cheaper source of electricity than replacing them with new plants or renewable sources of power like wind or solar.
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.
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.
New report reveals that major cities' finances are deeper in the red than previously thought. High spending and high taxes continue to drive businesses and residents out of these cities, and the debt time bomb ticks on.