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May 24, 2019
By Tim Benson
Washington County Well Site Does Not Pose Any Acute Or Chronic Health Concerns To Nearby Schools
May 23, 2019
By Tim Benson
Wisconsin Private Schools 36 More Cost-Effective Than Traditional Public Schools
May 23, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines two new proposals to impose an increased tax on high-income Connecticuters, a reform commonly known as a “millionaire tax.”
May 23, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a pension reform proposal in New Jersey that would create a hybrid pension plan for teachers and non-uniformed state, county, and municipal employees.
May 22, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an proposed amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution that would create a new 4 percent surtax on all incomes greater than $1 million.
May 20, 2019
By Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
"Similar to the HIV/AIDS crisis, promising, potentially life-saving drugs for these diseases are mired in Phases II and III of the drug-approval process."
May 20, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines flat taxes and why Louisiana should move away from its progressive tax system.
May 20, 2019
Annual trustee report as required by the Social Security Act on the financial status of the Hospital Insurance Trust Fun and the Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund.
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 Arianna Wilkerson
New report reveals that major cities' finances are deeper in the red than previously thought. High spending and high taxes continue to drive businesses and residents out of these cities, and the debt time bomb ticks on.
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 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 16, 2019
By Tim Benson
Per Capita Energy Expenditures In Alaska Are 92 Percent Higher Than U.S. Average
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.
May 10, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill in Rhode Island that would allow physician assistants to care for patients without being directly supervised by medical doctors, dramatically improving their ability to provide care.
May 10, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill that would shift thousands of Alaskans covered under Alaska’s expanded Medicaid program onto subsidized private insurance plans.
May 10, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Heartland's Child Safety Accounts proposal may soon become law in the nation's capitol. Tragic shootings and chronic bullying at schools necessitate school choice.
May 10, 2019
By Tim Benson
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Now 12 Percent Below 2005 Levels, Primarily Due To Fracking
May 9, 2019
By Tim Benson
A 1-4 Percent In Renewable Generation Raises Electricity Prices By 11-17 Percent
May 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposal would apply a 75 percent wholesale tax on tobacco harm reduction products.
May 8, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Multiple bills would increase cigarette tax by $2, apply a 95 percent wholesale tax to vaping products, and one bill would tax vaping products at two different rates.
May 7, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort in Illinois to switch from a flat tax system to a progressive tax system, a move that is likely to have long-term negative effects on taxpayers and the state’s economy.
May 7, 2019
By Tim Benson
Nebraska Should Enact Opportunity Scholarships
May 7, 2019
Stakeholders urge FDA to change course on new guidelines to require suffix on biosimilar drugs.
May 6, 2019
A number of states under pressure to expand their Medicaid programs are instead finding opportunities to customize their programs through federal waivers.
May 6, 2019
It took two attempts, but the Arkansas House of Representatives passed a Medicaid funding bill after rejecting it days after U.S. District Judge James Boasberg blocked the state, along with Kentucky, from implementing a work requirement for able-bodied Me
May 3, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a tax reform proposal in Texas that would raise the state sales tax by 1 percent to 9.25 percent while reducing property taxes—a tax swap that would place a major burden on Texas consumers.
May 3, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Two school choice bills are soon to become law in Florida and Tennessee.
May 3, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a bill that would increase Connecticut’s sales tax rate from 6.35 percent to 6.85 percent and redistribute the funds to low-income cities and towns.
May 3, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
In May, the Trump administration will be wrapping up comment periods for two consumer-oriented initiatives reforming the way health insurance operates with providers and across state lines.
May 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses the rapidly rising cost of Virginia's Medicaid program and how Medicaid expansion is exacerbating the problem.
May 2, 2019
By Tim Benson
Regressive, Distortionary Taxes Slow Economic Growth, Have Minimal Impact On CO2 Emissions
May 2, 2019
By Tim Benson
A 1-4 Percent In Renewable Generation Raises Electricity Prices By 11-17 Percent
May 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses proposed legislation in Louisiana that would gradually increase the state’s gasoline tax from 38.4 cents-per-gallon to 56.4 cents-per-gallon by 2031.
May 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Lennie Jarratt discuss a major tax reform proposal that would hike both sales and sin taxes in Nebraska while reducing property taxes—a tax swap that would place a major burden on Nebraska consumers.