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January 18, 2019
Wisconsin Attorney General: ‘Wedding Barns’ Subject to State Liquor Laws
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says barns rented for weddings and other events require liquor licenses.
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January 17, 2019
New Jersey Considers Defined-Contribution Public Employee Pensions
Legislators are considering moving new state and local public employees from the Garden State’s underfunded pension systems to defined-contribution plans.
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January 17, 2019
Trump Signs Bipartisan 'First Step' Criminal Justice Reform
One of the largest reforms of the federal criminal justice system in generations is now law.
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January 16, 2019
Florida Supreme Court Rebuffs Challenge to Public School System
The Court ruled that the adequacy of the schools is a political question, not a judicial question
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January 16, 2019
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Consider Property-Tax Swap Bill
Bill would slash property taxes, hike state personal income tax

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January 18, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says barns rented for weddings and other events require liquor licenses.
January 17, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Legislators are considering moving new state and local public employees from the Garden State’s underfunded pension systems to defined-contribution plans.
January 17, 2019
By Sarah Quinlan
One of the largest reforms of the federal criminal justice system in generations is now law.
January 16, 2019
By Joe Barnett
The Court ruled that the adequacy of the schools is a political question, not a judicial question
January 16, 2019
By Jeff Reynolds
Bill would slash property taxes, hike state personal income tax
January 16, 2019
The New York City Council is supporting a proposal from Albany to take over the state’s health care system by creating a “Medicare for All” program, over the objections of hospitals and labor union leaders.
January 16, 2019
Twelve state attorneys general filed a lawsuit against several information technology companies and their subsidiaries, alleging poor business practices led directly to the theft of private health care data of 3.9 million people in a 2015 data breach.
January 14, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
Students in statewide school choice program ace ACT test
January 14, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The federal production tax credit for wind energy producers has cost the U.S. government billions of dollars in revenues while benefiting just a few large corporations, says a new study by the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
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January 11, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Voters in Colorado overwhelmingly rejected a ballot initiative that would have prevented new oil and gas development on approximately 85 percent of the nonfederal land in the state.
January 11, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Nebraska’s Medicaid expansion is creating a budget crisis that will likely force cuts to other government programs.
January 11, 2019
A retired trucker has filed paper - work to put Medicaid expansion on Missouri’s 2020 election ballot.
January 11, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Montana’s governor is attempting to continue the state’s Medicaid expansion program, even though voters in the 2018 election rejected a ballot initiative to continue it.
January 10, 2019
By Jim Lakely
UPU requires USPS to subsidize Chinese shipments to U.S.
January 10, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
State law preempts Oklahoma counties from unilaterally restricting energy development, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled.
January 8, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
State laws fail to consider ability to pay
January 8, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
A large number of Republican members of the Congressional Climate Solutions Caucus lost their seats in the November midterm elections.
January 8, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The number of patient visits to U.S. emergency rooms increased by 31 percent from 2012 to 2016, a new study reports.
January 8, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
OneCare Vermont—the state’s all-payer health care network that works in tandem with Medicare, Medicaid, commercial, and self-funded insurance programs —is coming under increased scrutiny, as administrators failed to release data on the program.
January 7, 2019
By Linnea Lueken
North Carolina voters passed a ballot initiative establishing hunting and fishing as rights protected in the state’s constitution.
January 3, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Arizona voters rejected a ballot initiative which would have required utilities to use renewable sources to produce at least 50 percent of the electricity in the state by 2030, “irrespective of the cost to customers.”
January 2, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
Rollback of more than 800 outdated or unnecessary regulations
January 2, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
A significant error led researchers to issue a correction to estimates of global ocean warming published in the journal Nature.
January 2, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Pending confirmation by the 116th Congress, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) says he will fill the seat of retiring Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and address health care affordability and high drug prices in his new role.
January 2, 2019
Young Americans have the lowest rate of use of primary care doctors, a new survey reports.
December 31, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
A $44 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project planned by the state of Alaska to sell natural gas to Asian markets could be upended by November’s election of Mike Dunleavy as the state’s new governor.
December 27, 2018
By Jim Lakely
The Heartland Institute hosted an event in Katowice, Poland discussing the latest research on climate science and the high costs of government efforts to fight purported anthropogenic climate change.
December 27, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
Texas was joined by 19 other states in a so-far successful federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
December 27, 2018
Alaska lawmakers are expected to reintroduce a measure to repeal the state’s certificate of need (CON) laws, which limit the services health care providers can offer.
December 27, 2018
By Ashley Bateman
An Idaho think tank has filed a lawsuit asking the state’s Supreme Court to block a scheduled expansion of Medicaid.
December 27, 2018
A plan by Minnesota-based Land O’Lakes, Inc. to begin selling AHPs across state lines in Nebraska meets the state insurance standards required to begin offering the plans, Nebraska Department of Insurance Director Bruce Ramge says.
December 26, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Alaska earned more than $28 million from oil and gas lease sales on state property in the North Slope and the Beaufort Sea in 2018.
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December 24, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
Energy production on federal lands increased substantially during the first year of the Trump administration.
December 21, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
The use of fossil fuels has benefitted human welfare, health, and the environment reports a new study by the Non-Governmental International Panel on Climate Change.
December 20, 2018
By Linnea Lueken
Nevada voters passed a ballot initiative in the November 2018 midterm elections mandating at least 50 percent of the electricity provided by utilities in the state come from renewable sources by 2030.
December 19, 2018
By Linnea Lueken
New pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement
December 19, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
The U.S. District Court of Montana issued an injunction halting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
December 19, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Two Michigan brothers potentially face nearly three-quarters of million dollars in fines for removing hundreds of trees from their property without the permission of Canton Township.
December 19, 2018
By Tim Benson
A study examining six potential carbon dioxide taxes found the levies would depress U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and hamper states’ efforts to improve and maintain critical infrastructure.
December 19, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) have introduced legislation to impose price controls on the pharmaceutical market.