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July 26, 2016
GOP Issues Blueprint for Tax Reform
House Republicans—led by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep.
Environment
March 21, 2019
Alaska’s Donlin Gold Project Receives Crucial Permits
The Donlin Gold project, a joint venture of Novagold Resources Alaska Inc. and Barrick Gold US Inc., is closer to becoming a reality with the state of Alaska having issued two critical permits.
Environment
March 21, 2019
Senate Confirms Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator
The U.S. Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by a party-line vote of 52 in favor and 47 opposed, on February 28.
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Climate Change
March 20, 2019
Fossil Fuels Are Good for U.S. National Security, New Study Reports
A new study, “Global Warming Energy Restrictions Threaten U.S. National Security,” shows climate change is not a danger to U.S. national security.
Economy
March 20, 2019
Study: U.S. Intellectual Property Protection Is Strong, but China Poses Big Problem
The United States has the strongest intellectual property protections in the world
Law
March 19, 2019
Indiana House Passes Self-Defense Lawsuit-Immunity Bill
The legislation would provide immunity from civil lawsuits by the perpetrators of violent crimes.

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March 21, 2019
By Duggan Flanakin
The Donlin Gold project, a joint venture of Novagold Resources Alaska Inc. and Barrick Gold US Inc., is closer to becoming a reality with the state of Alaska having issued two critical permits.
March 21, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by a party-line vote of 52 in favor and 47 opposed, on February 28.
March 20, 2019
By Linnea Lueken
A new study, “Global Warming Energy Restrictions Threaten U.S. National Security,” shows climate change is not a danger to U.S. national security.
March 20, 2019
By Joe Barnett
The United States has the strongest intellectual property protections in the world
March 19, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The legislation would provide immunity from civil lawsuits by the perpetrators of violent crimes.
March 19, 2019
By Duggan Flanakin
A North Dakota judge rejected a challenge to a state permit issued to Meridian Energy Group in to begin construction of what would be the first new industrial crude oil refinery in the United States in nearly 40 years.
March 18, 2019
By Sarah Quinlan
'Red Flag' laws raise concerns about constitutional rights
March 18, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Legislators in Maine have proposed two bills that could expand black bear hunting in the state.
March 15, 2019
Parents of students affected by school safety incidents could move their child immediately to a safe school
March 15, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
A pending decision by the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals could lead to the premature closing of scores of coal-powered electricity plants across the country, potentially hampering the reliability of the nation’s electric power grid.
March 13, 2019
By Jeff Reynolds
civil asset forfeiture laws allow the police to confiscate property
March 12, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
A California state court judge in San Diego ruled gray wolves will continue to be protected under the state’s Endangered Species Act.
March 11, 2019
By John Merrifield
Switzerland set the precedent for this type of policy
March 8, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
“Job loss is the number one unintended impact of minimum wage increases"
March 8, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
A bill introduced in the Connecticut legislature would mandate climate change be taught to young children in government schools statewide.
March 7, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
Newly elected Democratic Gov. J. B. Pritzker of Illinois signed an executive order committing his state to join 17 other states in the United States Climate Alliance
March 6, 2019
By Jay Lehr
Chicago has longstanding problems of governance, say authors
March 6, 2019
By Linnea Lueken
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) efforts to streamline and reduce regulatory burdens have saved businesses and consumers billions of dollars while continuing to protect public health and safety and improving environmental outcomes.
March 5, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Xcel Energy, one of the nation’s largest investor-owned utilities, has committed to producing 100 percent carbon-dioxide-free electricity in its eight-state Western and Midwestern service area by 2050.
March 4, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
DOJ reverses its 2011 opinion that the law applies only to sports betting
March 4, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Georgetown, Texas’ plan to rely on 100 percent wind and solar power has resulted in skyrocketing electricity bills for consumers and the city’s budget suffering millions of dollars in losses in a few short years.
March 4, 2019
By Charles N. Steele
Democrats in Congress, are promoting a Green New Deal that would eliminate all fossil fuels in ten years, create a massive federal public works and jobs program, explicit proposals to replace market freedom and limited government with socialism.
February 28, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
Worldwide, economic liberty declined for the first time in six years
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February 27, 2019
By Tim Benson
Companion bills to ban hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, are under consideration in the Florida Legislature.
February 27, 2019
By Savannah Edgens
Coaches at state universities earn high salaries and pension benefits
February 26, 2019
By Bill Eastland
Students more likely to go to and graduate from college
February 25, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Congressional Democrats and one Republican are proposing a package of bills they say will lower drug prices, including a measure giving Medicare more power to set drug prices.
February 25, 2019
By Nicole Staley
Maine’s newly elected chief executive, Gov. Janet Mills, has instructed the state’s Department of Health and Human Services to move forward with Medicaid expansion.
February 25, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
For most of the past decade, Medicaid has been overwhelming Virginia’s budget to the point where the state is now expecting a $462.5 million shortfall over the next two years and lawmakers are torn over how to make up the difference.
February 25, 2019
By Benjamin Dietderich
Regulations to implement Opportunity Zone tax incentives in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)
February 25, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Virginia lawmakers passed a set of bills that would open the door for greater use of telemedicine.
February 24, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
During his first weeks on the job, California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, restated his intent to turn his state into a single-payer health care system, provide “state-based support” for illegal immigrants ages 19 to 26, expand insurance subsidies and re
February 24, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Virginia lawmakers passed a set of bills that would open the door for greater use of telemedicine.
February 22, 2019
By Brandon Best
Oregon is considering taking the idea of “nanny state” to a new level with a program that would send government-sanctioned health care workers to the homes of new parents to make sure newborns are getting proper care and screening.
February 22, 2019
By Benjamin Dietderich
The only federally funded school voucher program has been a success
February 22, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
A Virginia Senate committee voted down a bill to ban oil and gas production off the state’s coast.
February 21, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen, Kenneth Artz
Arizona State University land deals allow commercial developments to benefit from tax exemption
February 19, 2019
By Joe Barnett
States are imposing taxes and fees that raise the cost of gun ownership
February 19, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Virginia House of Delegates rejected a bill to end the use of fossil fuels to generate electricity in the state by 2036.
February 18, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Michigan public-sector employees are opting out of union membership