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Energy
November 17, 2017
The Leaflet: Bans and Regulations: Two Sides of the Same Coin
This week's leaflet looks at fracking bans and regulations across the states.
Health Care
November 16, 2017
Research & Commentary: Vermont’s Certificate of Need Laws Punish Success
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Vermont's certificate of need laws and how they hinder the growth of the state's health care market.
Government Spending
November 16, 2017
Research & Commentary: Cash Balance Plans Are a Solid Option for Pension Reform
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an alternative approach to traditional state worker pension programs, cash balance plans.
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Government Spending
November 16, 2017
Research & Commentary: States Hiding True Pension Debt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines how many states hide their true pension liabilities through their accounting practices and how states can make their reporting more accurate.
Entitlements
November 16, 2017
Research & Commentary: Ohio Looks to Ensure Eligibility and Limit SNAP Fraud
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Ohio that would require state officials to conduct quarterly eligibility checks on food stamp recipients, using several state and federal databases.
Energy
November 16, 2017
Research & Commentary: Illinois Regulations Acting as a de Facto Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing
Four Years After HFRA, No Fracking Occurring In Illinois

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November 6, 2017
By Tim Benson
"Land Subsidence" Is The Sinking Or Lowering Of The Land Surface, Mostly Due To Human Activity
November 6, 2017
By Isaac Orr, Frederick D. Palmer
More than 250 coal-fired power plants in the United States have been retired since 2010, and more are scheduled to be retired. The premature retirement of these coal-fired units poses a threat to the country’s electricity supply.
November 3, 2017
By Matthew Glans, Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Lindsey Stroud examines vaping bans and taxes and how they block what is for many smokers a viable method for quitting.
November 3, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a tax hike proposal in Oklahoma that includes a hike in the state severance, gasoline and tobacco taxes.
November 3, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines a recent Policy Brief by Robert Natelson on the Article V convention for proposing amendments.
November 3, 2017
Few states in America currently confront as many difficult challenges across so many policy fronts as Connecticut.
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October 31, 2017
By Tim Benson
New Life For ESA Program Is Good News For New Hampshire Children
October 31, 2017
By Rob Natelson
State lawmakers weighing whether to apply for a federal amendments convention are often asked, "How do you know an amendments convention is a convention of the states?"
October 31, 2017
By Roger Bezdek
“Pipeline Poetic Justice”
October 27, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Illinois' transportation funding shortfall and how gasoline taxes are not the best option for generating additional revenue.