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Alcohol & Tobacco
May 17, 2019
Research & Commentary: Tobacco Tax Increases Would Hurt Low Income Persons, Vaporize Harm Reduction in Rhode Island
Legislation would increwould increase the cigarette tax by $0.25 from $4.25 to $4.50 per pack, increase the tax on cigars by $0.30 to $0.80 per cigar, and create a new 40 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
Energy
May 17, 2019
Research & Commentary: As Oklahoma Oil Production Climbs, Seismic Activity Falls
Earthquakes Have Decreased 83 Percent Between 2015 And 2018
Health Care
May 17, 2019
Updated Physician Practice Acquisition Study: National and Regional Changes in Physician Employment 2012-2018
Report by the Physician Advocacy Institute on hospital acquisition of private physician practices.
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Taxes
May 16, 2019
Research & Commentary: Internet Sales Taxes are Bad for Small Businesses
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines internet sales taxes, the negative effects they can have on small businesses, and how states can at least negate their detrimental effects.
Alcohol & Tobacco
May 16, 2019
Research & Commentary: Defining E-Cigarettes as Tobacco Products and Restricting Access Would Threaten Harm Reduction in Ohio
Language added to the 2020-2021 Ohio operating budget would define e-cigarettes and vaping devices as tobacco products, as well as increasing the purchasing age of all tobacco products to 21.
Energy
May 16, 2019
Research & Commentary: Anchorage Climate Action Plan Would Be Economically Regressive, Environmentally Ineffective
Per Capita Energy Expenditures In Alaska Are 92 Percent Higher Than U.S. Average

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May 17, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would increwould increase the cigarette tax by $0.25 from $4.25 to $4.50 per pack, increase the tax on cigars by $0.30 to $0.80 per cigar, and create a new 40 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
May 17, 2019
By Tim Benson
Earthquakes Have Decreased 83 Percent Between 2015 And 2018
May 17, 2019
By The Physicians Advocacy Institute
Report by the Physician Advocacy Institute on hospital acquisition of private physician practices.
May 16, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines internet sales taxes, the negative effects they can have on small businesses, and how states can at least negate their detrimental effects.
May 16, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Language added to the 2020-2021 Ohio operating budget would define e-cigarettes and vaping devices as tobacco products, as well as increasing the purchasing age of all tobacco products to 21.
May 16, 2019
By Tim Benson
Per Capita Energy Expenditures In Alaska Are 92 Percent Higher Than U.S. Average
May 16, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill in Texas that would end the use of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship as grounds for nonrenewal of a professional or occupational license.
May 15, 2019
By Tim Benson
Nearly One Third Of New Mexico's General Fund Came From Oil & Gas Production In Fiscal Year 2018
May 15, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines reference pricing and how it could be a valuable tool for states seeking to reduce skyrocketing health care costs while maintaining a high-quality standard of care.
May 10, 2019
By Christina Herrin
Legislation would expand Right To Try, but doesn't go far enough.