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October 6, 2021
Research & Commentary: Public Confidence in U.S. Economy Continues to Wane
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines a recent Gallup poll showcasing American's lack of confidence in the economy.
August 27, 2021
Research & Commentary: Study Highlights the Massive Importance of Oil and Gas Industries to Texas’ Economy
Industries Provided 14 Percent Of State Employment, 21 Percent Of Labor Income, 22 Percent Of Economic Impact
August 27, 2021
Research & Commentary: Study Highlights the Massive Importance of Oil and Gas Industries to New Mexico’s Economy
Industries Provided 10 Percent Of Total State Employment, 11 Percent Of Total Labor Income, 17 Percent Of Total Economic Impact
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August 13, 2021
Research & Commentary: Study Highlights the Massive Importance of Gas and Oil Industries to the Ohio Economy
Industries Provided 5 Percent Of State Employment, 6 Percent Of Labor Income, 8 Percent Of Economic Impact
August 13, 2021
Research & Commentary: Study Highlights the Massive Importance of Gas and Oil Industries to the Pennsylvania Economy
Industries Provided 6 Percent Of State Employment, 8 Percent Of Labor Income, 10 Percent Of Economic Impact
August 6, 2021
Research & Commentary: Study Highlights the Massive Importance of Oil and Natural Gas to the Colorado Economy
Industries Provided 8 Percent Of State Employment, 13 Percent Of Labor Income, 11 Percent Of Economic Impact

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April 8, 2019
By Michael LaFaive
An analysis of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposed 45-cent gas tax hike, and alternative tax/spending offsets.
April 8, 2019
By Samuel Staley
High state occupational licensing barriers are associated with prisoners re-offending
March 25, 2019
By James R. Barth
Investors who reinvest their capital gains through opportunity funds in opportunity zones receive significant federal tax benefits
March 18, 2019
By Donald J. Trump
A review of U.S. economic performance in 2018 and outlook for the future.
February 8, 2019
By Meir Pugatch, David Torstensson
A report on the strength of IP protections in 50 countries
February 7, 2019
By Kevin Dayaratna
The worlds use of fossil fuels benefits people and does not pose a threat to the health of our oceans.
January 31, 2019
By Dean B. Stansel
A ranking of 382 metro areas on policies that affect economic growth and incomes.
January 31, 2019
By Employment Policies Institute
Two million jobs would be lost nationwide if the minimum wage were $15 an hour in 2020.
January 31, 2019
By Arthur Laffer, Stephen Moore, Jonathan Williams
11th Edition of ALEC-Laffer State Rankings
January 25, 2019
By The Heritage Foundation
25th edition of the Heritage Foundation's global analysis of economic freedom.
January 24, 2019
By New York City Hospitality Alliance
a survey of staffing decisions in New York City full-service and fast-food restaurants in 2018 and for 2019
January 18, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Over half of labor union members live in just seven states.
January 2, 2019
By United Van Lines
December 23, 2018
By Michael Farren and Anne Philpot
'[C]ities and states are throwing their money away when they court Amazon’s favor through subsidies.''
December 20, 2018
By National Manufacturers Association
Manufacturers’ optimism for 2018 reached the highest level in the survey's 20-year history.
December 10, 2018
By Ian Vásquez and Tanja Porčnik
A Global Measurement of Personal, Civil, and Economic Freedom
December 6, 2018
By Tim Benson
Nearly One-Third Of U.S. Households Face Challenges Paying Energy Bills Or Sustaining Adequate Heating And Cooling Of Their Homes
November 16, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Amazon decided to split its second headquarters between two coastal financial and political centers in the United States. Both cities offered the e-commerce giant lavish economic incentives that many liken to corporate welfare.
November 13, 2018
By Morris M. Kleiner, Evgeny S. Vorotnikov
State occupational licensing costs the U.S. economy nearly 2 million jobs annually, reports the Institute for Justice.
November 1, 2018
By U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Organized labor is expected to use its new-found legislative muscle in an all-out effort to reverse its dwindling fortunes over the past decades.
September 26, 2018
By Jared Walczak, Scott Drenkard, Joseph Bishop-Henchman
A comparison of state tax systems and a road map for improvement.
August 15, 2018
By Iain Murray
This paper, written by Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) senior fellow Iain Murray and CEI regulatory studies fellow Ryan Young, examines the issue of international trade and recommends how policymakers can promote economic freedom and prosperity.
July 13, 2018
By White House Office of Budget and Management
This mid-session review (MSR) of the 2019 Fiscal Year, published by the White House Office of Budget and Management (OMB), is a supplemental update to the president’s proposed budget, and contains revised estimates.
July 11, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines the implications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair.
June 27, 2018
By Samuel Alito
A 7-to-2 majority of the Court held forced collection of fees for union representation violates the First Amendment
June 7, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Delaware became the first state other than Nevada to legalize sports betting. Other states are sure to follow, as there is potential for states to collect $20 billion in new tax revenue.
May 11, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Several states are in the process of reforming occupational licensing laws. Existing licensing laws are unnecessary, causing increased prices, decreased services, and lost jobs.
April 16, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
On April 16, 2018, Arianna Wilkerson testified before Louisiana state representatives in support of House Bill 825, Right to Earn a Living Act.
April 13, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
President Trump and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker separately launched important welfare reforms. Though separate initiatives, both are working to increase self-sufficiency among welfare recipients and restore government back to its proper role.
April 10, 2018
By Edward Timmons, Brian Meehan, Andrew Meehan, John Hazenstab
Increasing state occupational licensing has reduced upward income mobility
April 9, 2018
By Congressional Budget Office
This report, published by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, a federal agency tasked with providing budget and economic information to Congress, includes projections for key economic indicators.
March 13, 2018
By Irene Papanicolas, Liana R. Woskie, Ashish K. Jha
This study uses economic and health care data to compare how spending on health care influences public health outcomes.
March 2, 2018
By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Annual report finds 85 percent of employees at companies with more than 100 employees had access to retirement savings options—but only 53 percent of employees at smaller businesses, with fewer than 100 employees.
March 1, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Wisconsin has an extremely effective approach to welfare that creates jobs, reduces welfare rates, and helps break a cycle of dependency.
February 13, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
On February 13, 2018, Arianna Wilkerson testified before Maryland state delegates in support of a bill that would enact a right-to-work law.
February 6, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Regulations have stifled U.S. economic growth. Wisconsin's REINS Act is taking major steps toward returning the fate of businesses back to their owners.
November 3, 2017
By Dick M. Carpenter II, Lisa Knepper, Kyle Sweetland, and Jennifer McDonald
A National Study of Burdens from Licensing
August 17, 2017
By Tim Benson, Matthew Glans
No Bill Better Suited For Cutting Back On The Scope And Power Of Government
August 8, 2017
By Dalia Marciukaityte
This paper, written by Illinois State University economics professor Dalia Marciukaityte, uses stock market data between 1996 and 2015 to study the effect of a state’s right-to-work (RTW) status on businesses’ financial growth and success.
June 14, 2017
By Jonathan Williams, Joel Griffith, Elliot Young, Christine Smith
This report, written by American Legislative Exchange Council chief economist Jonathan Williams, examines all 50 state governors’ annual speeches, identifying trends in legislative priorities.