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February 16, 2021
Heartland Letter to New York Lawmakers Urging Reform of Governor Cuomo's Gubernatorial Overreach
A letter from the Heartland Institute's president James Taylor, urging New York lawmakers to pursue reform of New York's state of emergency/executive authority statutes.
InfoTech & Telecom
February 5, 2021
Six Principles for State Legislators Seeking to Protect Free Speech on Social Media Platforms
Political free speech in the United States is under attack. Tech media giants who own and control virtually all social media platforms available to Americans are working together to silence groups with whom they do not agree.
Health Care
December 3, 2018
Reforming America's Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition
On December 3, 2018, President Trump presented his plan for fixing the nation's broken health care system.
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Taxes
January 10, 2018
Ten State Solutions to Emerging Issues 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.
Education
March 10, 2011
Ten Principles of Higher Education Reform
The dissemination and expansion of knowledge is important to the advancement of our civilization and our nation’s economic productivity, yet the cost of that effort is considerable and rising dramatically.
InfoTech & Telecom
February 1, 2011
10 Principles of Telecom Policy
Since the Great Depression, the telecom* industry has been subject to comprehensive regulation, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in charge of interstate services and state public utility commissions overseeing intrastate services.

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Legislative Principles
February 16, 2021
By James Taylor
A letter from the Heartland Institute's president James Taylor, urging New York lawmakers to pursue reform of New York's state of emergency/executive authority statutes.
February 5, 2021
By James Taylor
Political free speech in the United States is under attack. Tech media giants who own and control virtually all social media platforms available to Americans are working together to silence groups with whom they do not agree.
December 3, 2018
On December 3, 2018, President Trump presented his plan for fixing the nation's broken health care system.
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.
March 10, 2011
By Richard Vedder and Matthew Denhart
The dissemination and expansion of knowledge is important to the advancement of our civilization and our nation’s economic productivity, yet the cost of that effort is considerable and rising dramatically.
February 1, 2011
By Hance Haney, George Gilder
Since the Great Depression, the telecom* industry has been subject to comprehensive regulation, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in charge of interstate services and state public utility commissions overseeing intrastate services.
November 2, 2010
By Dan Pilla
This booklet focuses on the federal income tax, since this tax collects by far the most revenue and affects the most people in the United States.
October 5, 2010
By Daniel J. Pilla
The power to tax is the most ubiquitous of all government powers. It reaches directly or indirectly to all classes of people, all industries, all elements of society. Taxes always place at least some burdens on business, individuals, and the economy.
September 1, 2010
By Joseph Bast
The “business climate” of a nation, state, or city refers to the combined effect on businesses of public policies, natural endowments, and other assets that affect business start-ups and profitability.
July 2, 2010
By Leonard Gilroy and Adrian Moore
Privatization means shifting some or all aspects of service delivery from government to private-sector providers. It is a strategy to lower the costs of government and achieve higher performance and better outcomes for tax dollars spent.
October 15, 2009
By Matthew Glans
We wrote this guide for three reasons: because insurance is an important economic activity; because it is regulated almost entirely at the state level and is thus of particular concern to state legislators; and because we hope a look at the principles
October 1, 2009
By Matthew Glans
Why do we need 10 principles of P&C insurance regulation?
February 1, 2009
By Hance Haney and George Gilder
Why do we need principles of telecom policy?
August 15, 2008
By Joseph Bast
Why do we need principles of energy policy?
June 2, 2007
By Joseph Bast
This booklet is designed to help state legislators find solutions to health care problems by first identifying their causes and true extent--which often are not as they are reported in newspaper stories or touted by special interest groups--and then by
June 1, 2007
By Joseph Bast
The proper role of government in financing and delivering health care is one of the hottest public policy issues of our time. Some experts call for more regulation and more subsidies, while others call for less. All levels of government in the U.S.
June 15, 2006
By Joseph Bast, Steve Stanek
In June 2006, The Heartland Institute released the second booklet in its Legislative Principles Series, this one titled Ten Principles of State Fiscal Policy.
February 11, 2006
By Joseph Bast
The booklet, part of Heartland's "10 Legislative Principles" series, provides policymakers and civic and business leaders with a highly condensed yet easy-to-read guide to state fiscal policy matters.
December 31, 2004
By Joseph Bast, Herbert J. Walberg
Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled school vouchers are constitutional in 2002, grassroots activists around the country have been organizing to support passage of school choice programs.
December 31, 2004
By Joseph Bast, Herbert J. Walberg
Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled school vouchers are constitutional in 2002, grassroots activists around the country have been organizing to support passage of school choice programs.