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Employment
April 20, 2018
Research & Commentary: Missouri Considers Repealing Costly Prevailing Wage Laws
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed bill in Missouri that would repeal the state's prevailing wage law.
Environment
April 20, 2018
Legislator Coalition Letter Supporting EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
The Heartland Institute has written a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to defend EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt against orchestrated attacks by his political enemies.
Employment
April 19, 2018
Research & Commentary: Missouri Should Require Proof Licensing Rules Are Necessary Before They Are Approved
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.
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Entitlements
April 19, 2018
Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Considers Adding Work Requirements to Medicaid and SNAP
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines two proposals in Pennsylvania that would impose work requirements on two safety-net programs: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid.
Constitutional Reform
April 18, 2018
The Patriot’s Guide to Freedom and Firearms
The 10 principles provided here, with references for further research and documentation if desired, provide a framework for understanding and promoting sound policies regarding firearms in America.
Energy
April 18, 2018
The public deserves transparency of pricing at the pump
A bill in California would itemize the separate costs that make up the price of a gallon of fuel, improving transparency.

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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 20, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
The Heartland Institute has written a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to defend EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt against orchestrated attacks by his political enemies.
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 19, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines two proposals in Pennsylvania that would impose work requirements on two safety-net programs: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid.
April 18, 2018
By Joseph Bast
The 10 principles provided here, with references for further research and documentation if desired, provide a framework for understanding and promoting sound policies regarding firearms in America.
April 18, 2018
By Ronald Stein
A bill in California would itemize the separate costs that make up the price of a gallon of fuel, improving transparency.
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April 17, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the efforts by several states to re-impose net neutrality rules at the state level.
April 17, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort to expand Medicaid that is now being considered by Virginia legislators that would dramatically increase the cost of Medicaid and impose myriad new restrictions.
April 17, 2018
By David Randall AND Christopher Welser
Study shows how modern researchers misuse statistics to come to scientific conclusions that can't be reproduced.
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, Lindsey Stroud
Testimony by The Heartland Institute before he California Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee
April 16, 2018
By Daren Bakst
The House Agriculture Committee draft farm bill does not reform the out-of-control farm-handout system as it should, and instead it makes it worse.
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 13, 2018
By Jay Lehr, Kenneth Haapala, Patrick Moore, Patrick Frank
Although completed too late to submit to the judge, this document stands on its own as a good primer on climate change.
April 12, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill in Oklahoma that would ask voters to reduce the state’s supermajority requirement for tax increases, a move that would make it easier for the legislature to increase taxes.
April 12, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines legislation in Arizona that would have the state join an interstate compact that explicitly prohibits the “use of taxpayer dollars for private professional sports stadiums and facilities.”
April 12, 2018
By Chris Edwards
The federal government spends more than $20 billion a year on agricultural subsidies with the vast majority of the handouts going to large, relatively wealthy farms producing of corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, and rice.
April 12, 2018
By Charles Katebi
In this Research & Commentary, Charles Katebi examines a new proposal in Missouri to expand short-term insurance as an affordable option to Obamacare.
April 11, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
The Heartland Institute has written a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to defend EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt against orchestrated attacks by his political enemies.
April 11, 2018
By Julian Morris
Federal corporate average fuel economy standards rob consumers of freedom of choice and place them at risk of injury or premature death.