Policy Briefs

Saving Chicago Students: Strike Vouchers and SOS Accounts

May 5, 2016

The Heartland Policy Brief examines why teachers are threatening to strike, the history of teacher strikes in Illinois, and the performance and financial challenges faced by students, their parents

Replacing Common Core: Choices and Tradeoffs

March 25, 2016

The coerced adoption of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by 46 states across the United States, often without public input, has generated tremendous controversy, concern, and efforts to repeal th

Ten State Solutions to Emerging Issues

November 17, 2015

This booklet explores solutions to the top public policy issues facing the states in 2016 and beyond in the areas of budget and tax, education, energy and environment, health care, and constitution

The Article V Movement: A Comprehensive Assessment to Date and Suggested Approach for State Legislators and Advocacy Groups Moving Forward

November 16, 2015

This Heartland Policy Brief is a comprehensive overview of the most consequential social movement occurring in the United States today: the Article V movement.

Top 10 Global Warming Lies

August 1, 2015

It's not unusual for the environmental Left to make false assertions to attract media attention and raise money.

Best Options for Potential Nuclear Power Plant Closings in Illinois

May 26, 2015

Exelon claims three of its Illinois nuclear power plants are uneconomical and has asked the Illinois legislature to allow it to force ratepayers to pay more to keep them operating.

“A Critical Assessment of ‘Air concentrations of volatile compounds near oil and gas production: A community-based exploratory study’

February 17, 2015

In October 2014, Environmental Health published a study purporting to show fracking operations for oil and gas production cause dangerous air quality issues.

Why Patent Reforms Are Needed

February 10, 2015

Patent abuse is harming the U.S. economy.

Critique of “Climate Change Adaptation: DOD Can Improve Infrastructure Planning and Processes to Better Account for Potential Impacts”

February 5, 2015

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Power to the People: Repealing and Replacing Obamacare with Patient Power

December 1, 2014

Promising “Voters will wildly and widely applaud replacing Obamacare with patient power,” Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Peter Ferrara describes in a new Policy Brief the steps needed t

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