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Government Spending
December 24, 2019
Blind Budgeting: A Look into Springfield’s Court-Ordered Public Spending
An Examination of the Extent of Court Ordered Spending in the State of Illinois
Government Spending
December 11, 2019
Beacon’s 2019 Pork Report
This annual reports highlights the most ridiculous waste, fraud, and abuse in state and local government spending in Tennessee.
Education
December 3, 2019
A New Experimental Site: Institutional Investment in Student Success
Presentation at Session #32 of FSA Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals, Reno NV, U.S. Department of Education, December 2019.
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Economy
November 14, 2019
Poverty: 2017 and 2018
U.S. Census Bureau Brief Using Data from the 2017 and 2018 American Community Survey
Health Care
November 6, 2019
Tennessee Draft of Medicaid Block Grant Proposal
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
Taxes
October 29, 2019
IRS Draft Regulations: Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds
Notice of proposed rule-making and public hearing (postponed to Feb. 14, 2019)

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Government Spending
April 29, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
During the 2019 session, the Washington State legislature again declined to pass a bill imposing single-payer health insurance on the state.
April 24, 2019
The study shows how the cost of welfare fraud and abuse is substantial.
April 24, 2019
The paper discusses how value questions need to be answered in determining a price tag for Medicare for All.
April 24, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Virginia lawmakers failed to push through a bill to create a Medicaid oversight office after faulty forecasting resulted in a $462.5 million Medicaid shortfall over two years.
April 24, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt requested an audit of the state’s Medicaid program to determine whether enrollees meet federal eligibility requirements.
April 24, 2019
This report is a study by the Office of Inspector General which looked at a sample of 150 Medicaid beneficiaries in California to see if they actually qualified for benefits.
April 19, 2019
This Senate Finance Committee Majority Staff Report is a review of Medicaid supplemental payments to states.
April 5, 2019
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
This paper is about alternatives to the Affordable Care Act.
April 3, 2019
By Adam Andrzejewski
Presents and Analyzes Data on Federal Aid to Colleges and Universities
March 29, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Crumbling infrastructure in many states have prompted legislators to propose higher fuel taxes to fund road repairs. Fuel tax hikes should always be paired with other tax cuts and spending cuts.