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Alcohol & Tobacco
November 26, 2019
Research & Commentary: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Find Over 80 Percent of Vaping-Related Illnesses Attributable to THC
83% of patients reported using THC-containing vaping devices, similar to findings in numerous state health departments including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, and Utah.
Regulation
November 26, 2019
Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania’s Occupational Licensing Reforms Would Lower Barriers for Ex-Offenders, More Reforms Needed
Legislation would prevent boards and commissions from automatically denying licenses based on criminal histories, but the Commonwealth should further reform some burdensome regulations imposed on certain occupations.
Taxes
November 25, 2019
Research & Commentary: Gas Tax Hikes Will Not Save Bay State’s Transportation System
Two proposals from Transportation for Massachusetts and the Boston Chamber of Commerce call for 25-cent and 15-cent gas tax increases, respectively.
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Health Care
November 21, 2019
Research & Commentary: South Dakota Lawmakers Consider Telehealth
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new legislation in South Dakota that would expand telehealth to improve access to mental health services.
Energy
November 21, 2019
Research & Commentary: New Report Says Fracking Saved Americans $1.1 Trillion Over Past Decade
Increased Shale Development Led To $900 In Annual Savings To Every American Family
Energy
November 21, 2019
Research & Commentary: Heartland Brief Details Minimal Impact, and Positive Benefits, of Climate Change in Montana
Minimal Impact From On Big Sky Country From Climate Change, Mostly Beneficial

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Research and Commentaries
November 26, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
83% of patients reported using THC-containing vaping devices, similar to findings in numerous state health departments including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, and Utah.
November 26, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would prevent boards and commissions from automatically denying licenses based on criminal histories, but the Commonwealth should further reform some burdensome regulations imposed on certain occupations.
November 25, 2019
By Matthew Glans
Two proposals from Transportation for Massachusetts and the Boston Chamber of Commerce call for 25-cent and 15-cent gas tax increases, respectively.
November 21, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new legislation in South Dakota that would expand telehealth to improve access to mental health services.
November 21, 2019
By Tim Benson
Increased Shale Development Led To $900 In Annual Savings To Every American Family
November 21, 2019
By Tim Benson
Minimal Impact From On Big Sky Country From Climate Change, Mostly Beneficial
November 21, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
There is little evidence to suggest RGGI has reduced CO2 emissions, rather the initiative acts as a regressive tax and is expected to cost Pennsylvania electric generators at least an additional $275 million a year, according to one low estimate.
November 19, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
A slew of legislation aim to regulate and ban the sales of flavored e-cigarettes and menthol combustible cigarettes, as well as impose additional taxes on these products.
November 19, 2019
By Tim Benson
Roughly Six In Ten Rhode Island Students Below Grade Level In Math And Reading
November 19, 2019
By Tim Benson
Increased Shale Development Led To $203 Billion In Annual Savings For American Families