Policy Studies

No. 56 Entrepreneurial Independent Contractors vs. The State

John Enright and William Dale
April 30, 1993

No. 112 The Consumer Benefits of Video Franchise Reform in Illinois

John Skorburg, James Speta, and Steven Titch
April 4, 2007

Illinois has the opportunity to join a growing number of states that have streamlined the process of competitive entry into cable TV markets by giving the state the authority to grant a video franc

No. 111 - What Climate Scientists Really Say about Global Warming

James M. Taylor
February 28, 2007

The Heartland Institute has released a study challenging assertions that climate scientists have come to a consensus about global warming.

No. 83 The States vs. The Tobacco Industry: Smoke and Assorted Mirrors (full text - pdf)

June 4, 1997

Between 1994 and 1997, more than twenty state attorneys general have filed lawsuits against major tobacco companies seeking reimbursements for the billions of dollars paid by state governments thro

No. 110 Iowa Municipal Communications Systems: The Financial Track Record

Ronald J. Rizzuto, Ph.D.
September 10, 2005

This report documents the financial performance of three municipal communications systems operating in Iowa: Cedar Falls, Muscatine, and Spencer.

No. 2 Private Sector Participation in Chicago Mass Transit

Joseph P. Schwieterman
December 17, 1984

No. 107 - Illinois’ Public Pension Crisis: Policy Study (pdf)

Steve Stanek
May 24, 2005

This analysis finds Illinois is facing a serious public pension fund crisis due to systematic underpayment of the state’s obligations for more than 25 years.

No. 73 The Heartland Report on School Finance Reform for Illinois: Part 2

Joseph Bast, Herbert J. Walberg Ph.D., and Robert J. Genetski Ph.D.
May 1, 1996
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