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Government Spending
December 24, 2019
Blind Budgeting: A Look into Springfield’s Court-Ordered Public Spending
An Examination of the Extent of Court Ordered Spending in the State of Illinois
Government Spending
December 11, 2019
Beacon’s 2019 Pork Report
This annual reports highlights the most ridiculous waste, fraud, and abuse in state and local government spending in Tennessee.
Education
December 3, 2019
A New Experimental Site: Institutional Investment in Student Success
Presentation at Session #32 of FSA Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals, Reno NV, U.S. Department of Education, December 2019.
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Economy
November 14, 2019
Poverty: 2017 and 2018
U.S. Census Bureau Brief Using Data from the 2017 and 2018 American Community Survey
Health Care
November 6, 2019
Tennessee Draft of Medicaid Block Grant Proposal
Tennessee is proposing to convert the federal share of its Medicaid funding into a block grant. This is the draft proposal, "Amendment 42" of the TennCare II Demonstration
Taxes
October 29, 2019
IRS Draft Regulations: Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds
Notice of proposed rule-making and public hearing (postponed to Feb. 14, 2019)

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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
December 11, 2019
By Beacon Center of Tennessee
This annual reports highlights the most ridiculous waste, fraud, and abuse in state and local government spending in Tennessee.
December 3, 2019
By Michael Brickman
Presentation at Session #32 of FSA Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals, Reno NV, U.S. Department of Education, December 2019.
November 14, 2019
By Craig Benson and Alemayehu Bishaw
U.S. Census Bureau Brief Using Data from the 2017 and 2018 American Community Survey
November 6, 2019
Tennessee is proposing to convert the federal share of its Medicaid funding into a block grant. This is the draft proposal, "Amendment 42" of the TennCare II Demonstration
October 29, 2019
By Internal Revenue Service
Notice of proposed rule-making and public hearing (postponed to Feb. 14, 2019)
September 16, 2019
By Council of Economic Advisers
Over half a million people go homeless on a single night in the United States.
July 15, 2019
By Joseph Muth
Letter suggests "the result may be your child being removed from your home and placed in foster care."
July 5, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The Heartland Institute wishes you all the best this Fourth of July and we urge state lawmakers to use Article V of the Constitution to rein in Washington D.C.
July 1, 2019
By Carl A. Miller
Request for Court-Ordered Spending by the State of Illinois
June 26, 2019
The study debunks the idea that employer insurance plans are subsidizing the uninsured through cost shifting.
June 11, 2019
By Ohio State Department of Education
Standards Adopted by the State Board of Education for Inclusion in "Our Children, Our Future," Ohio's Strategic Plan for Education.
June 5, 2019
This report evaluates and identifies eligibility abuse in Louisiana's Medicaid Expansion population.
May 23, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a pension reform proposal in New Jersey that would create a hybrid pension plan for teachers and non-uniformed state, county, and municipal employees.
May 20, 2019
Annual trustee report as required by the Social Security Act on the financial status of the Hospital Insurance Trust Fun and the Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund.
May 17, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
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.
April 29, 2019
Recently elected Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer wrote a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma claiming reporting requirements under the state’s Medicaid work rule could “take away health insurance from pe
April 29, 2019
Ohio has become the eighth state to receive federal approval to implement a work requirement for its expanded Medicaid program.
April 29, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
California lawmakers missed the deadline to implement a universal, government-run health insurance program in the Golden State this year.
April 29, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
During the 2019 session, the Washington State legislature again declined to pass a bill imposing single-payer health insurance on the state.