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February 20, 2018
By Barry Poulson
President Donald Trump has proposed a trillion-dollar plan for infrastructure investment. 
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Government Spending
February 15, 2018
By Christopher Talgo, Lennie Jarratt
The federal government has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.
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Government Spending
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
February 9, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill in Tennessee that would incorporate REINS Act style reforms to the state's regulatory system.
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Government Spending
Regulation
February 6, 2018
By Joshua Paladino
Congress will probably not enact entitlement reforms in 2018, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) says.
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Entitlements
Government Spending
February 6, 2018
By Lindsey Curnutte
The Virginia House of Delegates’ Appropriations Committee is considering a bill to ban government financing for professional sports stadiums.
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Government Spending
Economy
February 6, 2018
By Brandon Best
A report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) warns the federal government may hit the debt ceiling earlier than previously projected.
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Government Spending
February 5, 2018
By Brandi Wielgopolski
Ahead of a U.S. House Committee on Rules hearing on whether to retain the ban on earmarks, President Donald Trump suggested Congress might increase bipartisan comity by “thinking about going back to a form of earmarks.”
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Government Spending
Government & Politics
February 5, 2018
By Benjamin Dietderich
The U.S. Congress approved a resolution extending a deadline to set new spending levels after Democratic Party members tried to use the temporary lapse of funding to secure changes to immigration law.
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Government & Politics
Government Spending
February 2, 2018
By Levi A. Russell
This study finds there was a large positive association between legislators receiving farm and environmental group political action committee campaign contributions and those who voted for the 2014 revisions of the farm bill .
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Environment
Government Spending
February 1, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses the Wisconsin REINS Act and how it could be a model for other states to follow.
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Government Spending
Regulation
January 31, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jay Lehr, Peter Ferrara, Frederick D. Palmer, H. Sterling Burnett, Lennie Jarratt, Bette Grande, Tom Harris, James H. Rust, David S. D’Amato, Kenneth Haapala, David Guldenschuh, Corey DeAngelis , Wayne Allyn Root, J.T. Edwards, E. Calvin Beisner, Jane M. Orient, M.D., David L. Applegate, Howard L. Simons, William Briggs, Timothy Ball, Michelle Smith, Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Ronald D. Rotunda, Randal O’Toole, James Wanliss , Yuri Maltsev, Stephen B. Presser, Michael Schaus, Jim Waters, Russ McCullough, Christopher Garbacz
“The Heartland Institute has been advising many in the administration on climate and energy policy, so we were certainly encouraged and excited the president promoted his pro-energy, pro-America vision in his State of the Union Address.” - Tim Huelskamp
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Government & Politics
Government Spending
Health Care
Environment
Energy
Education
Entitlements
Employment
January 31, 2018
By John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft testified in a Wisconsin joint public hearing regarding welfare reform.
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Entitlements
Government Spending
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 18, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Virginia that would prohibit the use of taxpayer money by professional sports teams to fund a new stadium.
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Government Spending
Taxes
January 11, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, John Nothdurft, Matthew Glans, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Dave Racer
“Work requirements for the able-bodied, as Trump’s change provides, is a highly desirable reform that will help to minimize unnecessary dependency and remove burdens placed on taxpayers” - Peter Ferrara
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Health Care
Government Spending
January 10, 2018
By Lindsey Curnutte
The Alabama House State Government Committee is considering a bill that would prohibit the state’s Department of Human Resources from requesting exemptions from federal work requirements for able-bodied individuals receiving welfare.
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Entitlements
Government Spending
January 10, 2018
This booklet explores solutions to the top public policy issues facing the states in 2018 and beyond in the areas of budget and tax, education, energy and environment, health care, and constitutional reform.
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Taxes
Taxes
Education
Energy
Environment
Government Spending
Health Care
Constitutional Reform
January 9, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
Ahead of a voter referendum on a new tax to fund the state’s Medicaid program, Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the state’s health care agency, disclosed hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent and wasteful spending.
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Health Care
Entitlements
Government Spending
January 9, 2018
By Andrea Dillon
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania city officials are considering bids for trash collection services currently provided by the government.
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Government Spending
 

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