States Push to Mandate Extra Unpaid Leave Benefits for Employees


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Legislatures Thirst for Beverage Laws

By: Michelle Rutter, Research Analyst

Your Money’s No Good Here: The Problematic Intersection of Marijuana and American Finance

There is a growing drumbeat in America to legalize, or at least decriminalize, the production, sale, and use of marijuana. While criminal justice and public health experts debate the social efficacy of such a move, no one can deny that easing existing criminal sanctions...

Are E-Cigarettes Actually Cigarettes? Federal, State and Local Officials Look to Answer the Question

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) appeared on the market long after laws concerning tobacco sale and use were written, including smoking restrictions in public places. E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that sometimes are designed to look like regular tobacco...

States Wrestle with GMO Labeling

A new front in the battle over food safety—or perceptions thereof—is in full swing, and it concerns the labeling of genetically modified food. On one side are farmers and the food industry, and on the other side are “public interest” advocates.  The debate is happening at...

2013 Election Results: Top Ballot Measure Initiatives

By: David Shonerd, Senior Research Analyst November 6, 2013

Are Genetically Modified Food Labels Coming to a City or State Near You?

By: Melissa Hornberg, Research Analyst November 5, 2013

Pennsylvania Open to an Alternative to ACA-Style Medicaid Expansion

As enacted, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) required all states by 2014 to extend eligibility of their Medicaid programs to individuals and families with incomes up to 133% (effectively 138%) of the federal poverty level (FPL) or risk losing all federal Medicaid funding....

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