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January 27, 2020
By Christopher Talgo
We are hurtling toward a fiscal cliff, and Congress seems intent on nailing the gas pedal to the floorboard.
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Government Spending
Government & Politics
March 30, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
The Trump Administration recently submitted its proposed fiscal year 2021 budget, which would significantly cut funding for certain climate change-focused programs at several government agencies.
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Environment
Climate Change
July 16, 2020
By Daren Bakst
Congress is considering using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext to make permanent and sweeping changes to agricultural policy, inappropriately delegating congressional spending power to the Agriculture Secretary.
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Environment
Taxes
March 11, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Average annual health care spending for people with employer-sponsored insurance rose to an all-time high in 2018, according to a recent report.
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Health Care
Regulation
January 7, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
From corporate welfare and cronyism to out-and-out thievery, the report rolls out no fewer than 25 examples of waste, fraud, and abuse.
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Government Spending
January 1, 2020
By Christopher Talgo
A bipartisan majority of the 535 federal lawmakers who roam the halls of the House and Senate agreed on one big thing: spending $1.4 trillion on discretionary programs for the coming fiscal year.
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Government Spending
Government & Politics
Taxes
January 21, 2020
By Edward N. Tiesenga, Carl A. Miller, and Sophia Pethokoukis
"Our research revealed Illinois legislators have acquiesced to a power grab by the federal and state judiciary."
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Government Spending
Law
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
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
January 24, 2020
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a revived tax hike proposal in Arizona designed to increase funding for Arizona’s public education system.
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Taxes
Education
July 11, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Can the U.S. economy grow at a rate of 3 percent, 4 percent, or even better in the years ahead?
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Economy
Government Spending
December 24, 2019
By Edward N. Tiesenga and Carl A. Miller
An Examination of the Extent of Court Ordered Spending in the State of Illinois
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Government Spending
September 19, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The largest amount of money directed to pet projects since Congress imposed a moratorium in 2011.
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Government & Politics
June 7, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Louisiana which seeks to limit how the next legislature spends revenue in the general fund.
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Taxes
August 2, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The issue of Medicaid reform was in the spotlight at a hearing before the Ohio Senate Finance Committee during state budget discussions.
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Health Care
Government Spending
June 13, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Cutting taxes — as opposed to restraining the growth in future tax increases or swapping a reduction in property taxes for an increase in the state sales tax — appears to be a nearly insurmountable obstacle.
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Government Spending
Taxes
May 9, 2019
By Seton Motley
The federal government is constantly setting new records for income tax money fleeced from We the People.
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Government Spending
March 22, 2019
By Bill Eastland
Few members of Congress voted for net spending cuts over the past decade
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Government Spending
Government & Politics
February 25, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
For most of the past decade, Medicaid has been overwhelming Virginia’s budget to the point where the state is now expecting a $462.5 million shortfall over the next two years and lawmakers are torn over how to make up the difference.
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Health Care
Government Spending
September 19, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
The U.S. Senate passed a massive, $857 billion spending bill funding the departments of Defense, Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services (HHS) for FY 2019.
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Health Care
May 1, 2019
This report looks a how consumer-directed plans might lower costs and usage among policy holders with chronic conditions.
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Health Care
August 24, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
The federal government is paying for a continually increasing share of Americans’ health care, with current and future federal taxpayers’ proportion of overall health care spending now approaching 50 percent.
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Health Care
December 17, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
Open The Books called on President Donald Trump to reduce duplicative or excessive spending
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Government Spending
Government & Politics
February 28, 2018
By Edmund Contoski
In February President Trump proposed a $4.4 trillion budget for 2018 and projects a budget deficit for 2019 almost double his estimate last year.
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Economy
Government Spending
March 25, 2019
By Heartland Staff
Resolution would join 14 other states to call for a Convention of the States to propose amendments imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government.
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Constitutional Reform
May 15, 2018
By Savannah Edgens
President Donald Trump is asking Congress to cancel approximately $15 billion in previously authorized spending, using a process known as rescission.
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Government Spending
September 13, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
A survey from the personal-finance website WalletHub examining all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on health care cost and quality ranks Vermont first and Louisiana last.
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Health Care
July 12, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
A comprehensive resolution setting federal government spending recommendations for Fiscal Year 2019 approved by the U.S. House Budget Committee would reduce the federal deficit by $8.1 trillion over the next 10 years.
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Taxes
Taxes
July 18, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines North Carolina's efforts to strengthen its' constitutional caps on state spending.
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Taxes
November 12, 2018
Health Policy Network Study on the the Potential Impact of Short-Term Limited-Duration Policies on Insurance Coverage, Premiums, and Federal Spending
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Health Care
December 5, 2018
Decades of research by health economists, regulatory economists, and antitrust lawyers shows CON laws fail to achieve their expressed goals, limit supply, and undermine competition.
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Health Care
May 8, 2018
By Matthew Glans
If the definition of insanity is repeatedly doing the same thing but expecting different results, many Illinois lawmakers are downright certifiable.
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Environment
Taxes
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
August 12, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Summer driving season is soon to kick into high gear, and many Americans are starting to think about that upcoming family road trip to the beach.
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Economy
Taxes
Government Spending
March 5, 2018
By Owen Macaulay
President Donald Trump approved a congressional continuing resolution authorizing more federal spending and temporarily waiving the debt ceiling.
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Government Spending
May 17, 2017
By Jeff Reynolds
President Donald Trump signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill into law, funding the federal government until October 1.
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Government Spending
September 8, 2017
By Michael McGrady
The National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities (NFA-H) sends millions of taxpayer dollars every year to organizations that already have billions of dollars in assets, a new study reports.
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Government Spending
March 14, 2017
By Michael McGrady
The federal government spends more on health care than any other entity or group, in part due to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
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Health Care
Government Spending
Entitlements
March 13, 2018
By Irene Papanicolas, Liana R. Woskie, Ashish K. Jha
This study uses economic and health care data to compare how spending on health care influences public health outcomes.
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Health Care
Economy
August 5, 2017
By Hayley Sledge
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), an organization promoting global financial cooperation, predicts U.S. economic growth will be sluggish for the rest of 2017 and 2018, a forecast echoed by an official U.S. government forecast.
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Economy
Government Spending
 

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