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January 21, 2016
By Tim Benson, Taylor Smith
According to the United States Geological Survey, nearly half the land in the Western United States is owned by the federal government. This includes 84.9 percent of land in Nevada, 64.9 percent of Utah, 61.6 percent of Idaho, 61.2 percent of Alaska, 52.
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Government Spending
Environment
June 19, 2015
By Matthew Glans, Taylor Smith
The U.S.
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Energy
June 4, 2015
By Taylor Smith, Nathan Makla
North Carolina is considering joining Ohio, West Virginia, and Kansas by rolling back its Renewable Energy and Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS), a law which arbitrarily requires utilities to generate 12.
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Energy
May 26, 2015
By James Taylor, Taylor Smith
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. The authors of a new Heartland Policy Brief say that would be a mistake.
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Energy
Environment
April 30, 2015
By H. Sterling Burnett, Taylor Smith
by H. Sterling Burnett and Taylor SmithClassrooms have emerged as a new front in the increasingly contentious debate over the causes and implications of climate change.
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Environment
April 15, 2015
By John Nothdurft, Taylor Smith
North Carolina is considering rolling back its Renewable Energy and Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) law requiring utilities to generate from renewable sources 12.5 percent of retail electricity sales by 2021.
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Energy
March 23, 2015
By Taylor Smith
Wisconsin has a $283 million budget deficit for the fiscal year ending June 30. That shortfall is expected to balloon to approximately $2 billion in 2015–17, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, which spurred Gov.
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Education
March 11, 2015
By Nathan Makla, Taylor Smith
In 2009, then-Gov. Mark Parkinson (D) signed into law Kansas’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS), requiring at least 10 percent of electricity generation capacity in Kansas be from renewable sources.
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Energy
Environment
March 5, 2015
By Taylor Smith
West Virginia legislators are debating a proposal that would repeal the state’s implementation of Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math and English.
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Education
February 24, 2015
By Taylor Smith
Montana legislators are debating a proposal that would repeal the state’s implementation of the Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math and English.
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Education
 

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