Seven Educational Reasons to Oppose San Antonio’s Pre-K Plan
On November 6, San Antonio voters will decide whether to increase their sales tax by 1/8th cent to generate $280 million over a period of eight years.
21 Reasons Why the San Antonio Pre-K Tax Plan Is a Bad Idea
On November 6, voters in San Antonio, Texas will vote on whether the city should own and operate a network of early childhood education centers. The initiative is controversial, and rightly so.
The Ryan Budget vs. the Obama Budget
By selecting House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate, Republican candidate Mitt Romney reframed the 2012 presidential election as a contest between Ryan’s 2013 proposed
Implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
In this Heartland policy brief, Dan Pilla asserts that unless there is a substantial change in leadership in Washington in the next election, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
How Should Insurers Treat Tobacco Use? A Review of the Research
For insurers, the most salient fact about tobacco use can be summarized simply: overwhelming scientificevidence indicates that all widely used forms of tobacco harm human health.
Wisconsin’s Act 10: A Partial Fix for the State Budget Deficit
Wisconsin Act 10, Gov.
Shades of EPA: The Flawed Human Health Effects Epidemiology in the California Air Resources Board’s Diesel Truck Emission Rules
On December 12, 2009, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a subdivision of the California Environmental Protection Agency, published its final rule to reduce diesel exhaust emissions in the
Property Tax Levies in Cook County, Illinois: An Analysis
Sports Stadium Madness: Is Fan Ownership the Answer?
The Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank whose researchers have questioned government subsidies to sports stadiums since the mid 1980s, has released a new Policy Brief proposing f
Texas’s Margins Tax: Principles for Reform
Texas’s franchise tax—better known as the “margins tax”—does not work as advertised. The tax has not achieved any of the goals its creators set out for it.
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