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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.
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.
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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.
Education
November 26, 2019
Policy Brief: Child Safety Accounts: Protecting Our Children through Parental Freedom
Students should not have to wait years or become victims of violent crime before their parents are allowed to transfer them to safer schools.
Taxes
November 25, 2019
Research & Commentary: Gas Tax Hikes Will Not Save Bay State’s Transportation System
Two proposals from Transportation for Massachusetts and the Boston Chamber of Commerce call for 25-cent and 15-cent gas tax increases, respectively.

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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.