May 17, 2019
New report reveals that major cities' finances are deeper in the red than previously thought. High spending and high taxes continue to drive businesses and residents out of these cities, and the debt time bomb ticks on.
May 10, 2019
Heartland's Child Safety Accounts proposal may soon become law in the nation's capitol. Tragic shootings and chronic bullying at schools necessitate school choice.
May 3, 2019
Two school choice bills are soon to become law in Florida and Tennessee.
April 26, 2019
States are moving to repeal their certificate of need laws, which make it difficult for providers to offer new or additional medical services or facilities. CON laws increase health care costs and reduce quality.
April 26, 2019
“The Tennessee Senate made a statement with the passage of a second ESA program, declaring education access for all students is more important than state dictates and local monopolistic district control.” - Lennie Jarratt
April 26, 2019
Environmental activist groups have petitioned California’s new insurance commissioner to require insurance companies to publicly disclose their investments in fossil fuel-related companies and any fossil fuel projects they underwrite or insure.
April 12, 2019
President Donald Trump signed two executive orders that will fast-track new oil and gas pipelines. This positive development will boost the nation's energy independence, national security, and economy.
April 5, 2019
Utah's Medicaid work requirement waiver has been approved by CMS. Childless, able-bodied adults in the state must now meet certain conditions to obtain state health coverage through Medicaid.
March 29, 2019
Crumbling infrastructure in many states have prompted legislators to propose higher fuel taxes to fund road repairs. Fuel tax hikes should always be paired with other tax cuts and spending cuts.
March 22, 2019
A new survey shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans support health care reforms that give patients, not Washington bureaucrats, power and control over their own medical treatments and care.
March 15, 2019
A new Heartland Institute Policy Brief debunks the myth that global warming threatens American economic production and national security.
March 8, 2019
Tax-credit scholarships are being considered in several states across the country. These scholarships are extremely popular with parents and their children, but teacher unions oppose them.
March 8, 2019
A bill introduced in the Connecticut legislature would mandate climate change be taught to young children in government schools statewide.
March 1, 2019
Heartland Institute has released a new policy brief that makes the case for expanding dental access through dental therapy, which is legal only in a handful of states.
February 27, 2019
State Government Relations Manager Arianna Wilkerson submitted testimony to the House Economic Matters Committee, arguing against a proposal to raise the tobacco and vaping purchasing age to 21.
February 26, 2019
State Government Relations Manager Arianna Wilkerson testified in support of a bill that would require people to present photo identification before voting in elections.
February 22, 2019
Heartland will be at CPAC 2019! Come visit our booth and hear us speak on the main stage and in the breakout sessions.
February 15, 2019
Carbon dioxide taxes and renewable energy mandates result in higher electricity bills for ratepayers. Lawmakers should reject taxes and mandates to boost renewables and suppress fossil fuels.
February 8, 2019
States with tax-and-spend policies continually fall at the bottom of economic outlook and performance rankings.
February 1, 2019
Cities all across the country are sinking into a financial morass. Only 12 of the nation's 75 most populous cities had budget surpluses in fiscal year 2017 and collectively are in the hole $330 billion.
January 25, 2019
Millions of students, teachers, and parents across the country celebrated National School Choice Week, the world’s largest celebration of education freedom.
January 18, 2019
Work requirements in Arkansas' food stamp program have led to increased incomes and taxpayer savings.
January 11, 2019
The Florida Supreme Court upheld the state's tax-credit scholarship and voucher programs.
December 21, 2018
Onerous occupational licensing laws could cost the U.S. economy as much as $197.3 billion in misallocated resources and 1.9 million lost jobs each year.
December 14, 2018
Air quality in the United States has hit a record-low in the emissions of critical air pollutants because of economic prosperity and technological improvements.
December 7, 2018
This week, the Trump administration released a new report about the role rules and regulations have played in rising health care costs and limiting health care choices.
November 16, 2018
Amazon decided to split its second headquarters between two coastal financial and political centers in the United States. Both cities offered the e-commerce giant lavish economic incentives that many liken to corporate welfare.
November 9, 2018
Congrats to all recently victorious elected officials! As the 2019 legislative session draws near, The Heartland Institute looks forward to working with all elected officials at the local, state, and national levels.
November 2, 2018
Renewable power mandates and carbon dioxide taxes are up for a vote in several states this election. Mandates and taxes would result in higher energy bills and losses in economic output.
October 26, 2018
New guidance has been issued that will give states more flexibility in reforming their individual health insurance markets in order to reduce health care costs and increase choice and competition.
October 19, 2018
Bullying and violence is still too prevalent in K-12 schools. Child Safety Accounts would allow bullied students to easily transfer to safer schools outside of their district.
October 12, 2018
Heartland has released the fifth volume in the Climate Change Reconsidered series. The volume presents the benefits and social costs of fossil fuels.
October 5, 2018
Overgenerous pension plans and benefits to government workers have led to $1.5 trillion in unpaid bills accumulated across all 50 states.
September 28, 2018
The Arkansas Legislature approved the elimination of hundreds of unnecessary regulations, which will help to usher in economic growth and job creation.
September 21, 2018
Nurse practitioners are well-trained, well-educated medical professionals that can alleviate the growing shortage of primary care doctors nationwide.
September 14, 2018
Support for universal school choice grows as a startling number of parents fear for their children’s safety at their local district school. State legislators should consider adopting Child Safety Accounts.
September 7, 2018
Billions of dollars annually are spent on prescription medicines. The use of generic and biosimilar drugs in lieu of brand-name drugs can dramatically decrease prescription drug prices.
August 24, 2018
National Employee Freedom Week is a national coalition of more than 100 partners that advocate for pro-worker freedom reforms.
August 16, 2018
The Trump administration is looking to replace Obama-era fuel mileage requirements with less burdensome, more realistic fuel standards.
August 10, 2018
The Trump administration has made it easier for consumers to access short-term health insurance plans, which are a cheaper alternative to plans sold on the Obamacare exchanges.