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December 15, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Arizona’s efforts to use Medicaid waivers to add work requirements and time limits to its Medicaid program.
December 15, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the need for comprehensive pension reform in Iowa.
December 15, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort to repeal the gasoline tax hikes that recently went in to effect in California.
December 14, 2017
By Tim Benson
55 Percent Think K-12 Education In U.S. Is On Wrong Track, 71 Percent Want ESAs
December 14, 2017
By Tim Benson
ESA Program Could Save Connecticut $25 to $127 Million, Depending On How Many Students Enroll
December 8, 2017
By Tim Benson
Emissions From Natural Gas Wells & Infrastructure Just 0.4 Percent Of Production
December 7, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a Florida plan to roll back a portion of its certificate of need laws for hospitals.
December 7, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines millionaire taxes and the potential revival of a major tax hike in New Jersey.
December 6, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Wisconsin that would would clarify that direct primary care providers are not subject to state insurance regulations.
December 6, 2017
By Bette Grande
The below message has been shared with the EEA Task Force co-chairs by the Endangerment Finding Draft Model Policy sponsor. It is being shared with the full EEA Task Force as a courtesy.
December 6, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud considers local and state initiatives to increase the tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21, and how policies are including electronic nicotine delivery systems, or e-cigarettes in these measures.
December 5, 2017
By Tim Benson
1.5 Million High School Students Enter "Safety Net" Programs Each Year
December 5, 2017
'The Endangerment Finding must be revisited if states are to return to their historic and important role as the primary regulator of energy.'
December 5, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud examines a November 2017 long-term study on the effects of e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
December 4, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud examines several states' legislation regarding financial literacy graduation requirements.
December 1, 2017
By Bette Grande
A New Heartland Policy Tip Sheet Examining EPA's Endangerment Finding
December 1, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a Netflix tax proposal in Utah.
December 1, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines a new Heartland Policy Brief titled "Strengthening America's Educational Safety Net" by Carl Brodt and Alan Bonsteel.
November 30, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Alabama that would add work requirements to the state’s food stamp program.
November 30, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines hybrid pension models and how they can help states bring their pension costs under control.
November 28, 2017
By Bette Grande
This resoluton was discussed at the ALEC meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on December 6, 2017.
November 28, 2017
By Rupert Darwall
Discussions among scientists at a small Workshop on Climate organized by the American Physical Society shows climate scientists are far more uncertain concerning the causes and consequences of climate change than they admit in public.
November 27, 2017
By Tim Benson
K-12 Public Education Takes Up 43 Percent Of California Budget, But Results Are Poor
November 20, 2017
By Carl L. Brodt and Alan Bonsteel
All students have unique skills, face unique challenges, and have unique needs. For many students, such needs are not met in standard government school classrooms and settings. These students are often described generally as "at-risk."
November 20, 2017
By Charles Katebi
In this Research & Commentary, Charles Katebi examines direct primary care and a proposal in Missouri that would expand direct primary care to patients on Medicaid.
November 20, 2017
By Steve Goreham
After eight years of promotion, subsidies, mandates, and tax credits, it's clear that most Americans don’t want electric cars.
November 17, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's leaflet looks at fracking bans and regulations across the states.
November 17, 2017
By Riccardo Polosa, Fabio Cibella, Pasquale Caponnetto, Marilena Maglia, Umberto Prosperini, Cristina Russo and Donald Tashkin
A study examines the long-term health risks on nine daily electronic cigarette users over a three and a half years period of time.
November 17, 2017
By Rebecca J. Przybyla, Jason Wright, Rajan Parthiban, Saeed Nazemidashtarjandi, Savas Kaya and Amir M. Farnoud
New study finds that e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes have different effects on surfactant lateral structures, with cigarette smoke disrupting surfactant interfacial properties.
November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Vermont's certificate of need laws and how they hinder the growth of the state's health care market.
November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an alternative approach to traditional state worker pension programs, cash balance plans.
November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines how many states hide their true pension liabilities through their accounting practices and how states can make their reporting more accurate.
November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Ohio that would require state officials to conduct quarterly eligibility checks on food stamp recipients, using several state and federal databases.
November 16, 2017
By Tim Benson
Four Years After HFRA, No Fracking Occurring In Illinois
November 10, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines a study by EdChoice that finds military families favor private school choice programs.
November 10, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal that would improve access to dental care for all Arizonans by allowing dental therapists to provide needed care.
November 9, 2017
By Quanta Technology
This study shows the premature closure of the 2,250 Megawatt Navajo Generating Station, a coal fired power-plant, could destabilize the grid in the Southwest.
November 8, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt
Testimony Before the Ohio Senate Education Committee
November 8, 2017
By Steve Goreham
Are U.S. Vehicle-Mileage Standards Obsolete?
November 6, 2017
By Tim Benson
Seventy-Two Percent In Favor Of ESAs