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March 24, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
Recognizing other states' licenses would remove barriers to employment, says sponsor.
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Regulation
Employment
Economy
March 16, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a March 2019 lower court decision that blocked Arkansas from implementing a work rule designed to help able-bodied Medicaid enrollees back into the workforce.
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Health Care
Government Spending
March 13, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
Governors, health care providers, and several lawmakers want the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to retract a rule designed to increase transparency in Medicaid spending.
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Health Care
Government Spending
February 26, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has approved generic versions of pharmaceutical products at a record-setting pace since 2016, but few of the newly certified products are available to patients, according to an analysis by Iqvia.
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Health Care
February 6, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a work requirement for enrollees in the state’s expanded Medicaid program.
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Health Care
Government Spending
January 6, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
Spending increases add to the annual federal budget deficit, which increases the government debt, all of which depresses the economy and will lead to calls for tax hikes in the future.
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Government Spending
December 24, 2019
By Jesse Hathaway
The city’s Special One-Time Assistance program provides eligible homeless families a onetime cash transfer intended to pay for a year of rent in the city or elsewhere in the United States.
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Government Spending
November 12, 2019
By Jesse Hathaway
The bill continuing resolution gave Congress more time to reach an agreement on federal spending for fiscal year 2020, which began October 1.
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Government Spending
November 15, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders recently introduced legislation meant to coerce Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and other CEOs into enhancing the benefits and wages of their employees.
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Taxes
September 19, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
This summer, youth employment reached its highest rate since 1966, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Taxes
June 21, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway, Nick Dranias, David L. Applegate, Charles N. Steele, John A. Tatom
“States preferring to collect taxes from business owners in other states, unable to vote on those policies or benefit from the confiscated revenue, are the real winners in this case.” - Jesse Hathaway
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Economy
Law
May 30, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway, Heartland Staff
“Alderman Ed Burke's proposed ordinance is nothing more than preening for moralizing anti-fun busybodies.” - Jesse Hathway
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Health Care
April 24, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
This year, Major League Baseball’s opening day was the earliest it’s been in the modern history of the game.
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Government Spending
Economy
Taxes
April 6, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
The Internet Association (IA), a lobbyist organization that includes Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, and other Silicon Valley big businesses, is pressuring U.S. senators to use Congress' authority under the Congressional Review Act (CRA).
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InfoTech & Telecom
April 5, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
A package of bills approved by the Wisconsin Senate that are currently awaiting Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) signature.
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Entitlements
March 22, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jesse Hathaway, Christopher Garbacz
“When politicians of both parties in Washington get together, America’s taxpayers usually lose.” - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
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Government Spending
March 22, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
ACS's new policy statement on e-cigarettes’ role in promoting smoking cessation is a welcome and long-overdue change.
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Health Care
March 5, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Time for lawmakers to sack sports subsidies.
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Entitlements
Economy
Government Spending
February 22, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
As Congress continues to dither and delay entitlement reform, the Trump administration has empowered state lawmakers to take charge and do what Washington either can’t or won’t do: reform government spending and health care.
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Health Care
Entitlements
February 14, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Now that 2017 is in the books, Americans across the country are working to keep their New Year’s resolutions so that 2018 might be better than years past.
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Government Spending
Economy
January 23, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jesse Hathaway, Matthew Glans
“Private property rights and due process are bedrock American values, and The Heartland Institute supports these constitutional reforms.” - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
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Government & Politics
January 22, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Self-reliance and prosperity reforms to Alabama's welfare system would save taxpayers’ money and get people get back to work.
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Entitlements
Government Spending
January 8, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
A Supreme Court case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, could give government workers a reason to be merry in 2018.
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Law
Employment
December 18, 2017
By Justin Haskins, Jesse Hathaway
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made the right move Thursday when it undid an Obama-era power grab commonly referred to as “net neutrality."
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InfoTech & Telecom
December 14, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jesse Hathaway, Seton Motley, Stan Liebowitz
“The FCC’s vote today is a vote for freedom from big government control of the internet.” - Tim Huelskamp
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InfoTech & Telecom
December 12, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
The Federal Communications Commission will soon vote to undo net neutrality, an Obama-era power grab.
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InfoTech & Telecom
December 4, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jesse Hathaway, Clifford Thies, Robert Genetski, Howard L. Simons, Bette Grande, Charles W. Baird, Gary Wolfram, Barry P. Keating, Russ McCullough
"Just in time for Christmas, the U.S. Senate’s approval of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is one of the best gifts taxpayers will find under their tree this year – or even during their lifetimes." - Jesse Hathaway
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Taxes
Government Spending
December 3, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Neal Schuerer is executive director of Campaign Constitution, a nonprofit organization working with state elected officials and policy leaders to advance state-initiated constitutional reform. Schuerer previously served two terms in the Iowa state Senate.
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Constitutional Reform
November 29, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
A Pentagon report composed earlier in 2017 and obtained by reporters at The Washington Times in October makes a chilling recommendation.
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Government & Politics
November 29, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Americans have suffered through years of the weakest economic rebound following a recession in modern history. Thankfully, to riff on a popular advertising jingle, “R-E-F-O-R-M” spells “relief.”
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Taxes
November 18, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Kentucky state lawmakers continue to delay reforming the state’s public pension systems.
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Taxes
Economy
November 16, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, Jesse Hathaway, Robert Genetski, Gary Wolfram, Roy Cordato, Scott H. Richardson
"Today, the House finally did what it promised to do, and the result will be a growing economy, higher wages, and a simpler tax code" - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
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Taxes
Government Spending
Government & Politics
Economy
November 16, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Kentucky currently has one of the largest pension funding gaps of any U.S. state.
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Taxes
November 15, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Sports team owners, and the elected officials who enable their graft, say using taxpayer money to pay for stadium construction is an investment in local economic growth.
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Taxes
Economy
November 8, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
As Halloween passes, lawmakers in cities across the country should take a cue from Cook County, Illinois and give taxpayers a treat by ditching burdensome sin taxes, including excise taxes on soda and other sweetened beverages.
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Taxes
November 2, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., S. T. Karnick, Jesse Hathaway, John Nothdurft, Robert Genetski, Christopher Garbacz, Clifford Thies, Charles W. Baird, Gary Wolfram, Joe Cobb, Russ McCullough
"Time is running out for Congress in 2017, and Americans can’t afford to wait another day for relief from government’s ever-expanding intrusion on our lives and wallets" - Jesse Hathaway
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Taxes
Economy
Government Spending
October 27, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, Jesse Hathaway, Christopher Garbacz
"Last November the American people rejected the Washington establishment status quo. Today’s vote is a step forward toward ending that status quo and replacing it with real tax reform." -Tim Huelskamp
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Taxes
October 23, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
In November, Maine residents will be confronted with a ballot question asking them to expand MaineCare.
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Health Care
October 18, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
"Sports stadium subsidies primarily help team owners, not the public." - Jesse Hathaway
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Government Spending
October 13, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
After a frustrating summer and a much-talked-about recess, congressional lawmakers have returned to Washington, D.C. to find their to-do list has piled up.
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Taxes
 

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