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An Environmental Policy Primer for the Next President (Backgrounder No. 3079)

Diane Katz
December 14, 2015

America’s environment has dramatically improved in the four decades since adoption of the nation’s foundational environmental statutes.

The Every Student Succeeds Act: More Programs and Federal Intervention in Pre-K and K–12 Education (Backgrounder No. 3085)

Lindsey M. Burke
December 2, 2015

In November 2015, Congress proposed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind.

Land and Water Conservation Fund: Wrong Solution for Public Land Management

Nicolas Loris
November 12, 2015

The federal government owns between 635 million and 640 million acres of land in the entire United States, nearly 30 percent of the country and nearly half of the western U.S.

FCC: Over the Top on Internet TV

James Gattuso
November 17, 2015

This essay, written by Heritage Foundation senior research fellow in regulatory policy James Gattuso, examines how Federal Communications Commission rules for streaming video Internet services like

Bipartisan Senate Energy Bill Full of Poison Pills

Nicolas Loris
October 28, 2015

The Bi-Partisan Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 wrong interjects federal interventions into the economy concerning new energy efficiency requirements that should be decisions made by state

The Economic and Geopolitical Benefits of Free Trade in Energy Resources

Nicolas Loris, Luke Coffey, Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D., James Phillips, Dean Cheng, Ana Quintana, Lisa Curtis and William T. Wilson, Ph.D.
October 9, 2015

Study free trade in energy is essential to increasing prosperity and improving human welfare.

Obama’s Plan to Avoid Senate Review of the Paris Protocol

Steven Groves
September 21, 2015

Analyzes the Obama Administration's attempt to enact an international climate change agreement absent Senate ratification of any agreement developed in Paris.

Florida’s Medicaid Reform Shows the Way to Improve Health, Increase Satisfaction, and Control Costs

Tarren Bragdon
November 9, 2011

During its five years of operations, Florida’s Medicaid Reform Pilot has been a decided success.

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