Heartland Institute

Research & Commentary: Missouri Certificate-of-Need Reform

May 26, 2015

Missouri is one of 36 states with certificate of need (CON) laws that are intended to slow the growth of health care prices, promote consolidation of health care providers, and limit the duplicatio

Research & Commentary: Alabama Flat Tax Proposal

May 12, 2015

Alabama legislators have considered several major tax proposals during the current legislative session, including

Research & Commentary: North Dakota Federal Environmental Law Impact Review Fund

May 11, 2015

The North Dakota House of Representatives has passed a new law to form a committee to review federal legislation and agency regulations that detrimentally impact, or have the potential to detriment

Research & Commentary: Work Requirements for TANF and SNAP

April 29, 2015

In March 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee issued a report describing the $799 billion spent through 129 programs for lower-income Americans in 2012.

Research & Commentary: Does Minnesota Need a Gas Tax Increase?

April 29, 2015

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) has proposed a 6.5 percent increase to the state’s excise tax on gasoline at the wholesale level, an increase of 16 cents per gallon over the next four years.

Research & Commentary: Louisiana Tobacco Tax Hike

April 28, 2015

Louisiana legislators are now considering several proposals to increase the state’s tobacco tax.

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