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Education
July 15, 2019
Wyoming County School District Letter to Parents with Unpaid Lunch Bills
Letter suggests "the result may be your child being removed from your home and placed in foster care."
Constitutional Reform
July 5, 2019
States Should Celebrate Independence Day by Reclaiming Their Sovereignty
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.
Health Care
June 26, 2019
The Arizona Medicaid Expansion Experience
The study debunks the idea that employer insurance plans are subsidizing the uninsured through cost shifting.
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Education
June 11, 2019
Ohio’s Kindergarten through Grade 12 Social and Emotional Learning Standards
Standards Adopted by the State Board of Education for Inclusion in "Our Children, Our Future," Ohio's Strategic Plan for Education.
Health Care
June 5, 2019
Medicaid Eligibility: Wage Verification Process of the Expansion Population
This report evaluates and identifies eligibility abuse in Louisiana's Medicaid Expansion population.
Government Spending
May 23, 2019
Research & Commentary: New Jersey Must Address Pension Problem ASAP
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.

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Government Spending
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.
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.
April 29, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
A new report estimates a single-payer health care system in the United States would cost between $54.6 and $60.7 trillion over the first 10 years.
April 24, 2019
The paper discusses how value questions need to be answered in determining a price tag for Medicare for All.
April 24, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Virginia lawmakers failed to push through a bill to create a Medicaid oversight office after faulty forecasting resulted in a $462.5 million Medicaid shortfall over two years.
April 24, 2019
The study shows how the cost of welfare fraud and abuse is substantial.
April 24, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt requested an audit of the state’s Medicaid program to determine whether enrollees meet federal eligibility requirements.
April 24, 2019
This report is a study by the Office of Inspector General which looked at a sample of 150 Medicaid beneficiaries in California to see if they actually qualified for benefits.
April 5, 2019
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
This paper is about alternatives to the Affordable Care Act.
April 3, 2019
By Adam Andrzejewski
Presents and Analyzes Data on Federal Aid to Colleges and Universities
March 29, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Crumbling infrastructure in many states have prompted legislators to propose higher fuel taxes to fund road repairs. Fuel tax hikes should always be paired with other tax cuts and spending cuts.
March 27, 2019
By U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg
U.S. District Court Decision in Gresham v. Azar
March 15, 2019
By Baruch Feigenbaum
If project is built and put into operation, Texas Central could default on its loans, require a taxpayer bailout, or both.
March 11, 2019
By Betsy DeVos
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act: Providing Equitable Services to Eligible Private School Children, Teachers and Families – Updated Non-Regulatory Guidance (2019)
March 8, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Tax-credit scholarships are being considered in several states across the country. These scholarships are extremely popular with parents and their children, but teacher unions oppose them.
March 4, 2019
By Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye
Upholds public pension reform that eliminated the purchase of additional benefits by employees
February 28, 2019
By Greg George
This study finds that short-term health insurance plans can be an affordable option for the uninsured and that they could reduce the ranks of the uninsured by 2.5 million people.
February 8, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
States with tax-and-spend policies continually fall at the bottom of economic outlook and performance rankings.
February 4, 2019
By Matthew Chingos, Tomas Monarrez, Daniel Kuehn
This study finds that students who enroll in private schools through the FTC program enroll and graduate from college at higher rates.
February 1, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Cities all across the country are sinking into a financial morass. Only 12 of the nation's 75 most populous cities had budget surpluses in fiscal year 2017 and collectively are in the hole $330 billion.
February 1, 2019
By Naomi Lopez Bauman, Rea Hederman, Lindsay Boyd Killen
Prepared on behalf of the State Policy Network, this report describes 20 reforms that states can seek through Section 1115 waivers to reform their Medicaid programs.
January 25, 2019
By The Heritage Foundation
25th edition of the Heritage Foundation's global analysis of economic freedom.
January 24, 2019
By Bette Grande
Bette Grande testified before a North Dakota committee on the issue of pension reform.
January 9, 2019
For the creation of an independent agency, the Office of Medicaid Fiscal Oversight and Accountability.
January 8, 2019
By Scott Eastman, Nicole Kaeding
The U.S. Treasury Department has proposed regulations to implement Opportunity Zone programs.
January 4, 2019
By Chief Justice Charles T. Canady et al.
Affirms that "Adequacy" of Public School Financing Is a Political Question, not a Judicial One
December 23, 2018
By Michael Farren and Anne Philpot
'[C]ities and states are throwing their money away when they court Amazon’s favor through subsidies.''
December 3, 2018
By Rea S. Hederman Jr.
New Research by The Buckeye Institute Finds Work Requirements Would Increase Lifetime Earnings for Medicaid Recipients
November 30, 2018
Whether or not “Obamacare” stays or goes, this toolkit out- lines twenty reforms that states can begin seeking immediate- ly to flex their muscles against Washington’s bureaucratic red tape. By taking advantage of opportunities that already exist and dema
November 15, 2018
California State Auditor Finds High-Speed Rail Project Mismanagement, Cost Overruns, and Delays