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Cook County Tax Press Conference
March 12, 2012

April 27, 2017
Just two weeks (give or take) after Tax Day 2017, join Pilla at The Heartland Institute as he discusses these positive impacts, as well as some negative ones; legislative hurdles Trump’s plan may face; and recent developments in taxpayers’ rights.
June 9, 2016
Jason Bedrick of the Cato Institute explains how your tax dollars can be better used to educate your children and grandchildren. Bedrick discusses the use of vouchers, education savings accounts, and other funding options to educate those who will be the future of this country. Bedrick is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom. He earned his master’s degree in public policy, with a focus on education policy, from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His thesis, “Choosing to Learn,” assessed the scholarship tax credit programs operating in eight states, including their impact of student performance, fiscal impact, program design, and popularity.
January 21, 2016
The third covers how some states have approached fundamental tax reform in their states, tax increases on hotels and “sin” products, and spending reforms. Speaking on this panel are Heartland Director of Government Relations John Nothdurft; Georgia State Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta); American Legislative Exchange Council Director Jonathan Williams; and John Locke Foundation Vice President Becki Gray.
October 29, 2015
The forth panel covers the question of whether to restore spending cuts or cut taxes to help encourage continued economic growth and how states are facing these budget and tax issues. Speaking on this panel are Wisconsin state Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Ozaukee County), Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs Impact Chief Executive Officer David Bond, and Union Conservatives Executive Director Terry Bowman.
August 14, 2015
The forth panel covers the question of whether to restore spending cuts or cut taxes to help encourage continued economic growth and how states are facing these budget and tax issues. Speaking on this panel are Cascade Policy Institute President Steve Buckstein, State Budget Solutions President Bob Williams, and Arizona State Senate Majority Leader Andy Biggs. Moderating this panel is Idaho Freedom Foundation Expert Fred Birnbaum.
July 2, 2015
Benjamin Zycher presents “Some Inherent Fallacies in the Arguments Favoring Carbon Taxes” at the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change in Washington, DC July 11, 2015. To watch all presentations from this conference and others, visit
February 11, 2015
Tom Z talks with Jesse Hathaway from the Heartland Institute about the IRS Seizing tax payer money and property without proof of criminal activity. Plus, we discuss the President's and the regressive left's moral relevancy and how it is a danger to you, and our nation, and the world. We compare the efforts in Alabama to ignore the Supreme Court ruling on Gay-Marriage with Colorado's legalization of Marijuana, we discuss the need for civil disobedience and the rule of Law vs the Rule of Man. We end with why we must stop believing the lies by exposing the truth about the unemployment rate.
November 18, 2013
Dan Pilla, one of the nation's leading defenders of taxpayers against IRS abuse spoke to an audience at the Heartland Institute about "Ten Principles of Federal Tax Policy," the title of his booklet for The Heartland Institute and chapter in The Patriot's Toolbox. Recorded: Nov. 14, 2013.
August 21, 2013
In 2013, many states said they were going to make income tax cuts and tax reform a top issue, but only a handful were able to get anything passed. North Carolina passed a bold tax reform that flattened and lowered the individual and corporate income taxes and repealed others. Could this help push other states to pass similar pro-growth tax reforms in 2014? Moderator: John Nothdurft, The Heartland Institute Christine Ries, Georgia Tech Professor of Economics Elizabeth Malm, Tax Foundation Jonathan Williams, ALEC
September 12, 2012
tates such as Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma made major progress towardsphasing out their state's income tax this year, leading the Wall Street Journal to call it"The Heartland Tax Rebellion." Many states 2012 moved to cut taxes, reducespending, and manage government debt. With the 2012 election ahead, what is thelikely future of budget and tax policy?
March 15, 2012
Heartland Institute Analysis: Cook County Municipalities Face Fiscal Ruin
March 12, 2012