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Jesse Hathaway

Jesse Hathaway is the managing editor of Budget & Tax News, a publication of The Heartland Institute.

Jesse Hathaway is the managing editor of Budget & Tax News, a publication of The Heartland Institute.

Before joining Heartland, Hathaway worked for Media Trackers, a conservative non-profit news organization founded by American Majority. His investigative research was featured in local, state, and national publications including The Daily CallerDrudge Report, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Hathaway received his bachelor's degree from Ohio University, where he majored in English. In 2010, he was one of several featured presenters at the Conservative Political Action Conference, giving an address on government transparency and accountability.

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October 18, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
"Sports stadium subsidies primarily help team owners, not the public." - Jesse Hathaway
October 13, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
After a frustrating summer and a much-talked-about recess, congressional lawmakers have returned to Washington, D.C. to find their to-do list has piled up.
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October 11, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jesse Hathaway
“Grab a pop and celebrate: A Chicagoland nanny state tax was just crushed by a taxpayer revolt.”
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October 11, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Far more harm than benefits to workers and taxpayers.
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August 16, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
This testimony, Jesse Hathaway discusses prevailing-wage laws, and how they force taxpayers to pay more for construction work than is necessary— and all without increasing the marginal quality of work.
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May 30, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
In this testimony before the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform Jesse Hathaway discusses civil asset forfeiture and how Wisconsin could lead the national in positive forfeiture reform.
April 5, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
In this testimony before the Maine Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, Jesse Hathaway discusses a training wage proposal and the advantages it could create for young workers.
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January 10, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
In this testimony, Jesse Hathaway discusses how civil asset forfeiture reform will help Indiana lead the nation in criminal justice reform and set an example states can use to implement similar reforms.

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