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Health Care
June 10, 2020
States are about to be hit by a Medicaid Tidal Wave
This report describes the fiscal burden states will face from anticipated Medicaid growth from the recession and congressional restrictions on enrollment control.
Taxes
May 13, 2020
Policy Brief: How to Fix America's Crumbling Infrastructure: Lessons from Australia
Policymakers and analysts generally agree that much work and many reforms are needed to repair, improve, and enhance infrastructure in America. But how, exactly, should these goals be achieved?
Health Care
April 22, 2020
Congress's Medicaid funding increase creates massive legal uncertainty for states during COVID-19 Crisis
The report by the Foundation for Government Accountability shows how new funding could restrict states from running Medicaid as they see fit.
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Government Spending
April 2, 2020
Policy Brief: How to Solve America's Debt Crisis in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Just as the government adjusted to a post-World War II economy, the government must design a phase two fiscal plan for a post-coronavirus pandemic economy.
Health Care
April 1, 2020
Is Medicaid Expansion Worth It?
The report reviews three economic studies to determine Medicaid expansion impact on mortality and health outcomes.
Government Spending
March 27, 2020
CARES Act – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (H.R.748)
Text of the CARES Act passed by the House (after Senate passage) and signed into law by President Trump.

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Government Spending
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.
March 27, 2019
By U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg
U.S. District Court Decision in Gresham v. Azar
March 15, 2019
By Baruch Feigenbaum
If project is built and put into operation, Texas Central could default on its loans, require a taxpayer bailout, or both.
March 11, 2019
By Betsy DeVos
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act: Providing Equitable Services to Eligible Private School Children, Teachers and Families – Updated Non-Regulatory Guidance (2019)
March 8, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Tax-credit scholarships are being considered in several states across the country. These scholarships are extremely popular with parents and their children, but teacher unions oppose them.
March 4, 2019
By Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye
Upholds public pension reform that eliminated the purchase of additional benefits by employees
February 28, 2019
By Greg George
This study finds that short-term health insurance plans can be an affordable option for the uninsured and that they could reduce the ranks of the uninsured by 2.5 million people.
February 8, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
States with tax-and-spend policies continually fall at the bottom of economic outlook and performance rankings.
February 4, 2019
By Matthew Chingos, Tomas Monarrez, Daniel Kuehn
This study finds that students who enroll in private schools through the FTC program enroll and graduate from college at higher rates.
February 1, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Cities all across the country are sinking into a financial morass. Only 12 of the nation's 75 most populous cities had budget surpluses in fiscal year 2017 and collectively are in the hole $330 billion.
February 1, 2019
By Naomi Lopez Bauman, Rea Hederman, Lindsay Boyd Killen
Prepared on behalf of the State Policy Network, this report describes 20 reforms that states can seek through Section 1115 waivers to reform their Medicaid programs.
January 25, 2019
By The Heritage Foundation
25th edition of the Heritage Foundation's global analysis of economic freedom.
January 24, 2019
By Bette Grande
Bette Grande testified before a North Dakota committee on the issue of pension reform.
January 9, 2019
For the creation of an independent agency, the Office of Medicaid Fiscal Oversight and Accountability.
January 8, 2019
By Scott Eastman, Nicole Kaeding
The U.S. Treasury Department has proposed regulations to implement Opportunity Zone programs.
January 4, 2019
By Chief Justice Charles T. Canady et al.
Affirms that "Adequacy" of Public School Financing Is a Political Question, not a Judicial One
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 3, 2018
By Rea S. Hederman Jr.
New Research by The Buckeye Institute Finds Work Requirements Would Increase Lifetime Earnings for Medicaid Recipients