Research & Commentary: Louisiana Education Reforms
In January 2012, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) proposed policies that would shift the state’s education system toward greater accountability, freedom, and choice.
Research & Commentary: No-Fault Insurance and Personal Injury Protection Insurance Fraud
Auto insurance fraud is a serious problem in Florida.
Research & Commentary: Tobacco Harm Reduction
Nearly 50 million American adults—more than a fifth of the nation’s adult population—smoke cigarettes.
Research & Commentary: Idaho’s Tobacco Tax Advantage
Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee Chairman Dennis Lake (R-Blackfoot) says he wants to increase the state’s cigarette tax by $1.25 per pack, to help curb smoking and raise revenue.
Heartland Institute Review & Commentary: Chemicals of Concern
Research & Commentary: Ohio Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard
On Wednesday, Ohio Senate Bill 216 will be up for consideration in the Senate Energy & Public Utilities committee.
Research & Commentary: School Funding that Follows the Child
The idea of education funding following the child has several names, such as weighted student funding, backpack funding, fair-student funding, student-based budgeting, and results-based budgeting.
Research & Commentary: Civic Education
Often lost in the attention rightly paid to students’ poor achievement in math and reading is that civic knowledge and participation have been sliding for decades in the United States.
Research & Commentary: Early Childhood Education
In November 2011, President Barack Obama restructured Head Start funding to require competitive grants for the least effective providers, to forestall congressional Republicans seeking to limit or
Research & Commentary: Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund
As in all states with significant hurricane risks, windstorm coverage is expensive for people in Florida.
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