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2015 ACA-Exchange-Premiums Update: Premiums Still Rising

Drew Gonshorowski
March 20, 2015

Health insurance premiums continue to increase in 2015. While the pace has slowed since dramatic increases in 2014, the savings promised under Obamacare have not occurred.

The House Energy and Water Appropriations Bill Misses the Mark

John Gray, Nicolas Loris, Daren Bakst
April 30, 2015

The Energy and Water Development appropriations bill provides $35.4 billion in budget authority, which is an increase of 3.5 percent, $1.2 billion above the current level and $633 million below Pre

“Choking Off” Disfavored Businesses and Their Clients: How Operation Choke Point Undermines the Rule of Law and Harms the Economy

Alden Abbott
August 4, 2014

This legal memorandum, published by the Heritage Foundation, examines the legality of the U.S.

The Economic and Fiscal Effects of Eliminating the Federal Death Tax

John L. Ligon, Rachel Greszler and Patrick Tyrrell
September 23, 2014

The federal estate tax (known as the death tax) is a tax on a person’s lifetime accumulated property. In 2014, the death tax applies a 40 percent tax to all accumulated wealth above $5.34 million.

Federal Spending by the Numbers, 2014: Government Spending Trends in Graphics, Tables, and Key Points (Including 51 Examples of Government Waste)

Romina Boccia
December 8, 2014

This report, authored by Heritage Foundation research fellow Romina Boccia, examines trends in federal government spending in 2014, and identifies 51 specific examples of government waste.

Environmental Policy Guide 167 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY REFORM

Diane Katz
March 11, 2015

The Heritage Foundation’s new Environmental Policy Guide offers 167 detailed recommendations for fighting Ill-conceived and excessive environmental regulations that increasingly inhibit economic gr

The Federal Lands Freedom Act: Empowering States to Control Their Own Energy Futures

Katie Tubb, Nicolas D. Loris
February 18, 2015

By a variety of metrics, including economic performance, environmental quality and natural resource production and management states manage their public lands better than the federal government man

What Congress and States Can Do to Reform Transportation Policy

Emily Goff
February 20, 2015

A safe and reliable transportation system is vital to the U.S. economy and peoples freedom to travel; americans depend on it daily.

Unions Charge Higher Dues and Pay Their Officers Larger Salaries in Non–Right-to-Work States

James Sherk
January 26, 2015

This Heritage Foundation research paper, written by Senior Policy Analyst James Sherk, examines the correlation between union fees, union official pay, and states’ right-to-work status.

The Obama Administration’s Climate Agenda Will Hit Manufacturing Hard: A State-by-State Analysis

Kevin D. Dayaratna, Ph.D., Nicolas Loris, David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.
February 17, 2015

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