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Employment
June 30, 2021
Research & Commentary: States Should End Federal Expanded Unemployment Benefits
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines the economic implications associated with the Federal Bonus Unemployment Benefits
Employment
September 14, 2020
The Leaflet: Pandemic sucks enough. Don't needlessly kill more jobs!
The Heartland Institute promotes their upcoming webinar with Uber representatives as well as their previous webinar on governor's executive powers.
Energy
August 5, 2020
Research & Commentary: Union Surveys Show the Oil and Natural Gas Industries Providing High-Paying, Solid Careers for Americans without College Degrees
Oil And Natural Gas Industries Providing Better Pay, Benefits, Career Opportunities Than Similar Industries
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Employment
July 24, 2020
Research & Commentary: Delaying Minimum Wage Increase a Necessity for the Survival of California’s Businesses
Forced Wage Raise During Pandemic Could Leave Hundreds Of Thousands Out Of Work
Economy
March 23, 2020
Economic POLICY SOLUTIONS FOR THE PANDEMIC
The Buckeye Institute recommends actions to reduce the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 Epidemic on Ohio's Economy.
Government Spending
February 28, 2020
Urban Institute Report: Spatial Mismatch and Federally Supported Rental Housing
Low-income Americans using federal housing assistance don't live where there are jobs for them.

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Employment
July 27, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet discusses the controversial practice of union dues-skimming, and the proposed action by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services that may soon end the practice.
July 20, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Ohio that would rein in licensing boards’ power by establishing legislative oversight and requiring the boards to prove they are truly needed to ensure public safety.
July 19, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines existing welfare work requirement laws and their effects thus far.
July 1, 2018
By Maxford Nelsen
In this paper, Maxford Nelsen examines how several states have skimmed dues from Medicaid home care providers, sending these funds to public unions.
June 21, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
SCOTUS' upcoming Janus has the potential to put personal freedom back into the hands of workers and forever change the role of unions in the U.S. workforce.
June 19, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses the upcoming Janus decision and how states are reacting to the potential changes.
June 12, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed minimum wage increase in Fargo, North Dakota and the potential effects on the cities economy.
June 11, 2018
By Pennsylvania Department of State
A Report on Pennsylvania's Regulated Occupations and Professions as Directed by Gov. Tom Wolf
May 11, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Several states are in the process of reforming occupational licensing laws. Existing licensing laws are unnecessary, causing increased prices, decreased services, and lost jobs.
May 10, 2018
By U.S. Department of Labor
Final Report to the President of the United States
May 2, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a referendum that would repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage.
April 20, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed bill in Missouri that would repeal the state's prevailing wage law.
April 19, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Missouri that would blunt the threat posed by over regulation by empowering individuals with the ability to oppose occupational regulations or challenge them in court.
April 16, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
On April 16, 2018, Arianna Wilkerson testified before Louisiana state representatives in support of House Bill 825, Right to Earn a Living Act.
April 16, 2018
By Matthew Glans, Heartland Staff
Testimony by The Heartland Institute before he California Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee
April 13, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Ohio that would improve access to dental care for all Ohioans and lower unnecessary barriers by allowing dental therapists (DTs) to provide needed care to Ohio patients.
April 6, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in California that would explicitly require all licensing rules or ordinances to be demonstrably necessary and carefully tailored to fulfill a legitimate public objective.
March 27, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines several new proposals in Louisiana to review and roll back burdensome licensing laws.
March 19, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an effort in New Hampshire to review the state’s licensing rules in to eliminate unnecessary mandates that block the creation of new jobs and businesses.
March 14, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this testimony before the Colorado Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee, Matthew Glans argues loosening occupational licensing laws would be a good step toward opening up additional industries for expansion and empowering entrepreneurs.
March 9, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Colorado's efforts to reform its occupational licensing laws.
March 2, 2018
By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Annual report finds 85 percent of employees at companies with more than 100 employees had access to retirement savings options—but only 53 percent of employees at smaller businesses, with fewer than 100 employees.
February 16, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort in Idaho to eliminate unnecessary mandates that block the creation of new jobs and businesses.
February 15, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Maine that limits the growth of the state's minimum wage while creating a new training wage.
February 13, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
On February 13, 2018, Arianna Wilkerson testified before Maryland state delegates in support of a bill that would enact a right-to-work law.
February 6, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this testimony before the Missouri Economic Development Committee, Matthew Glans argues in favor of repealing state prevailing wage requirements for state projects.
January 24, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this testimony before a Public Hearing on the Minimum Wage in Maine, Matthew Glans argues enacting a youth minimum wage makes hiring young workers more attractive to employers while making on-the-job training more affordable.
December 22, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed constitutional amendment in Ohio that would repeal the state’s prevailing wage requirement, a mandate forcing taxpayers to pay artificially inflated wages not based on market forces.
November 30, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines hybrid pension models and how they can help states bring their pension costs under control.
November 30, 2017
By Joseph B. Fuller and Matthew Sigelman
This Harvard Business School report analyses the scope and potential for apprenticeships in the U.S. economy.
October 19, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines occupational licensing and a proposed reform plan in Nebraska.
September 1, 2017
By Naomi Lopez Bauman and John Davidson
This study, written by Goldwater Institute director of health care policy Naomi Lopez Bauman, explains what dental therapy licensure is and how it would benefit Arizona residents.
August 24, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet celebrates National Employee Freedom Week and examines how states can reform their workforce climate with right-to-work legislation.
August 16, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
This testimony, Jesse Hathaway discusses prevailing-wage laws, and how they force taxpayers to pay more for construction work than is necessary— and all without increasing the marginal quality of work.
July 27, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Illinois that would ban local governments from adopting right-to-work laws.
July 27, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a recent study which found Seattle's minimum wage increase had a negative impact on the city’s total payroll.
July 27, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal from the Wisconsin Legislature that would eliminate the prevailing wage requirement for state projects.
June 15, 2017
By Ekaterina Jardim, Mark C. Long, Robert Plotnick, Emma van Inwegen, Jacob Vigdor, Hilary Wething
This paper from the University of Washington evaluates the effects on the wage, employment, and hours of low wage workers from the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance.
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April 5, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed repeal of Missouri's prevailing wage laws.
April 5, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
In this testimony before the Maine Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, Jesse Hathaway discusses a training wage proposal and the advantages it could create for young workers.