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Research Roundup 1/26: Rigging the Electoral College, State Tax Reform Prospects in 2013, and More

(This article originally appeared in the Stateside Dispatch, Progressive States Network's email roundup of the latest state policy news. Sign up to receive the Dispatch in your inbox here.)

In this week's roundup: recent reports on state electoral vote schemes, corporate subsidies and job creation, state tax reform prospects, the decline of union membership in the states, seniors and credit card debt, the effects of "stand your ground" laws, and more:

Grand Theft Election: How Republicans Plan to Rig the Electoral College [Center for American Progress Action Fund]

The Job-Creation Shell Game: Ending the Wasteful Practice of Subsidizing Companies that Move Jobs from One State to Another [Good Jobs First]

State Tax Reform Prospects in 2013 [Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy]

2013 Is a Good Year to Repair (if Not Replenish) State Rainy Day Funds [Center on Budget and Policy Priorities]

A Closer Look at Who Benefits from SNAP: State-by-State Fact Sheets [Center on Budget and Policy Priorities]

State Union Membership, 2012 [Center for Economic and Policy Research]

Raising the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap: How Many Workers Would Pay More? [Center for Economic and Policy Research]

In the Red: Older Americans and Credit Card Debt [Demos]

Does Strengthening Self-Defense Law Deter Crime or Escalate Violence? Evidence from Castle Doctrine [Texas A&M economist Mark Hoekstra]

 

Read the full Dispatch from January 26, 2013 here.