January 23: Adam Andrzejewski: How Posting All Public Spending Online Can Transform U.S. Public Policy
Today, the Freedom of Information Act and internet make it possible to post online all spending at the federal, state, and local levels. This kind of radical transparency can transform U.S. public policy.
Video of Heartland Institute Science Director Jay Lehr at the AM 560 Freedom Summit in suburban Chicago on October 29, 2016. Lehr's thesis: There is not now, nor has there ever been, any scientific evidence proving mankind has affected the climate on a global scale. Our media and “scientific community” tell us otherwise. But here’s the truth: The hypothesis of man-caused global warming is based almost entirely on computer modeling that are, quite simply, a bad scientific joke. However, that has not stopped politicians from pouring hundreds of millions in taxpayer-funded grants to unethical scientists to keep the scam going. The result is continued impoverishment of the poor, a declining standard of living for the middle class, and greater empowerment of the ruling class.
Donald Trump shocked the world. He’s the next president of the United States. Our country – and our politics – may never be the same. Watch AM 560 hosts Dan Proft and Joe Walsh, Illinois Opportunity Project's Kathleen Murphy and Pat Hughes, and the Heartland Institute's Jim Lakely break down the 2016 election.
Join us for The Heartland Institute’s second Women in Politics Event just days before the election in our Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center. Confirmed speakers include: Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, Illinois state Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, Illinois State Rep. Patti Bellock, Wisconsin State Rep. Samantha Kerkman, Illinois State House Candidate Dawn Abernathy, and Kathleen Murphy of the Illinois Opportunity Project.
STOP FED ED is a campaign led by parents, taxpayers, and educators committed to ending Common Core and the U.S. Department of Education. The fight against Common Core has exposed the failures of those trying to force a federally-based one-size-fits-all curriculum on states and local school districts. Even strong Common Core supporters realize the name is toxic and have accepted the premise that the federal government should not be dictating curriculum.
Concerned about your gun rights? You should be. Join other concerned citizens at a special event October 5 at the Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center at The Heartland Institute with John R. Lott, Jr. His latest book, The War on Guns is the essential book for defending your Second Amendment Rights – before they are taken away forever.
The Heartland Institute was pleased to honor Morton Blackwell, president of the Leadership Institute, with the Heartland Liberty Prize, at our 32nd Anniversary Benefit Dinner on September 15, 2016. Blackwell is introduced and awarded the prize by Jameson Campaign, Founder and president of Green Hill Publishers and Jameson Books, and Joseph Morris, President of the Lincoln Legal Foundation. For more videos from Heartland's benefit dinner, please visit http://benefit.heartland.org/.
States are seeking ways to create a better business climate to attract jobs and businesses to their states. Some states have been passing right-to-work laws, pushing tax reform, and reforming their public pension systems, while others have increased taxes and regulations. This panel discusses which policies are working and which are not. Speaking on this panel are Tax Foundation Vice President of Legal and State Projects Joe Henchman, National Taxpayers Union Executive Vice President Brandon Arnold, and Kansas state Sen. Forrest Knox (R-Wilson County).