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May 19, 2017
Research & Commentary: Solution for Illinois Pension Crisis Is Closer than You Think
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed pension reform plan in Illinois that would use an existing model to implement a defined contribution model for new state workers.
Health Care
May 19, 2017
Research & Commentary: Why Arkansas’ Medicaid Rollback Could Be a Model for Expansion States
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Arkansas' rollback of its Medicaid expansion and how other states could follow its lead.
Energy
May 19, 2017
Research & Commentary: Study Says Methane in North Texas Wells Is Naturally Occurring, Not the Result of Hydraulic Fracturing
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Education
May 19, 2017
Research & Commentary: North Carolina Should Establish Special-Needs ESA
Personal Education Savings Accounts Program Would Be Available To Students With Disabilities, Children In Foster Care, Children With Active-Duty Military Parents
Taxes
May 18, 2017
Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Should Avoid Gas and Tobacco Tax Hikes
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed gas and tobacco tax increase in Oklahoma, arguing it is not appropriate to add the burden of additional tax or fee increases on households that are already cash-strapped.
Alcohol & Tobacco
May 18, 2017
The Leaflet: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of ‘Sin Taxes’
States and municipalities looking to increase revenues are increasingly turning to “sin taxes” on everything from sugary drinks to cigarettes.

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May 19, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed pension reform plan in Illinois that would use an existing model to implement a defined contribution model for new state workers.
May 19, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Arkansas' rollback of its Medicaid expansion and how other states could follow its lead.
May 19, 2017
By Tim Benson
Personal Education Savings Accounts Program Would Be Available To Students With Disabilities, Children In Foster Care, Children With Active-Duty Military Parents
May 18, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed gas and tobacco tax increase in Oklahoma, arguing it is not appropriate to add the burden of additional tax or fee increases on households that are already cash-strapped.
May 18, 2017
By John Nothdurft
States and municipalities looking to increase revenues are increasingly turning to “sin taxes” on everything from sugary drinks to cigarettes.
May 17, 2017
By Tim Benson
Testimony before the Rhode Island House Committee on Finance
May 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the effects of sugary drinks taxes and argues they are both disruptive to the economy and highly regressive.
May 15, 2017
By Tim Benson
No Groundwater Contamination At 112 Wells In Tyler & Hall Counties
May 11, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Alaska that would repeal the state's disruptive certificate of need process.