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Energy
November 17, 2017
The Leaflet: Bans and Regulations: Two Sides of the Same Coin
This week's leaflet looks at fracking bans and regulations across the states.
Health Care
November 16, 2017
Research & Commentary: Vermont’s Certificate of Need Laws Punish Success
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Vermont's certificate of need laws and how they hinder the growth of the state's health care market.
Government Spending
November 16, 2017
Research & Commentary: Cash Balance Plans Are a Solid Option for Pension Reform
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an alternative approach to traditional state worker pension programs, cash balance plans.
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Government Spending
November 16, 2017
Research & Commentary: States Hiding True Pension Debt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines how many states hide their true pension liabilities through their accounting practices and how states can make their reporting more accurate.
Entitlements
November 16, 2017
Research & Commentary: Ohio Looks to Ensure Eligibility and Limit SNAP Fraud
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Ohio that would require state officials to conduct quarterly eligibility checks on food stamp recipients, using several state and federal databases.
Energy
November 16, 2017
Research & Commentary: Illinois Regulations Acting as a de Facto Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing
Four Years After HFRA, No Fracking Occurring In Illinois

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November 17, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's leaflet looks at fracking bans and regulations across the states.
November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Vermont's certificate of need laws and how they hinder the growth of the state's health care market.
November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an alternative approach to traditional state worker pension programs, cash balance plans.
November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines how many states hide their true pension liabilities through their accounting practices and how states can make their reporting more accurate.
November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Ohio that would require state officials to conduct quarterly eligibility checks on food stamp recipients, using several state and federal databases.
November 16, 2017
By Tim Benson
Four Years After HFRA, No Fracking Occurring In Illinois
November 10, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines a study by EdChoice that finds military families favor private school choice programs.
November 10, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal that would improve access to dental care for all Arizonans by allowing dental therapists to provide needed care.
November 8, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt
Testimony Before the Ohio Senate Education Committee
November 6, 2017
By Tim Benson
Seventy-Two Percent In Favor Of ESAs
November 6, 2017
By Tim Benson
"Land Subsidence" Is The Sinking Or Lowering Of The Land Surface, Mostly Due To Human Activity
November 6, 2017
By Isaac Orr, Frederick D. Palmer
More than 250 coal-fired power plants in the United States have been retired since 2010, and more are scheduled to be retired. The premature retirement of these coal-fired units poses a threat to the country’s electricity supply.
November 3, 2017
By Matthew Glans, Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Lindsey Stroud examines vaping bans and taxes and how they block what is for many smokers a viable method for quitting.
November 3, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a tax hike proposal in Oklahoma that includes a hike in the state severance, gasoline and tobacco taxes.
November 3, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines a recent Policy Brief by Robert Natelson on the Article V convention for proposing amendments.
November 3, 2017
Few states in America currently confront as many difficult challenges across so many policy fronts as Connecticut.
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October 31, 2017
By Tim Benson
New Life For ESA Program Is Good News For New Hampshire Children
October 31, 2017
By Rob Natelson
State lawmakers weighing whether to apply for a federal amendments convention are often asked, "How do you know an amendments convention is a convention of the states?"
October 31, 2017
By Roger Bezdek
“Pipeline Poetic Justice”
October 27, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Illinois' transportation funding shortfall and how gasoline taxes are not the best option for generating additional revenue.
October 27, 2017
By Tim Benson
FTC Participation Associated With 15 Percent Increase In College Enrollment
October 25, 2017
By Tim Benson
Monthly Earthquakes In Sooner State Have Decreased 86 Percent From June 2015 Peak.
October 25, 2017
By Tim Benson, Matthew Glans
Proposal Is Not Revenue Neutral, Merely Generates Slush Fund For Unreliable Energy Projects
October 24, 2017
Final Report on Regulatory Review under Executive Order 13783
October 21, 2017
An Analysis of Three Voucher Programs in the United States
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October 20, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the failure of Philadelphia and Cook County's soda taxes and why such a tax is unlikely to raise the revenue supporters expect.
October 20, 2017
By Matthew Glans, Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Lindsey Stroud examine ways states can reform medical licensing standards.
October 20, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examine's President Trump's executive order that proposes new regulations to health and insurance programs.
October 19, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines occupational licensing and a proposed reform plan in Nebraska.
October 19, 2017
By Tim Benson
Tim Benson analyzes recent legislation establishing a new educational savings account program in Pennsylvania.
October 19, 2017
By Tim Benson
A new Heartland Policy Tip Sheet Examining Education Savings Accounts in Pennsylvania.
October 19, 2017
An update on the state adoption of the Civics Education Initiative.
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October 17, 2017
By Various
Petition by 65 scientist requesting the Environmental Protection Agency withdraw its endangerment finding for carbon dioxide because it it based on flawed models.
October 17, 2017
More than one-quarter of public school teachers are chronically absent.
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October 16, 2017
By Paul DiPerna, Lindsey M. Burke, & Anne Ryland
Schooling Options Military Families Can Access Don't Match What They Want For Their Children
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October 16, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
Burlington Telecom has cost taxpayers millions of dollars and the city is unlikely to recoup the expense unless Burlington opts for a smart sale.
October 15, 2017
Which colleges in America contribute the most to helping children climb the income ladder?
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October 13, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines civil asset forfeiture and the potential for reform in Virginia.
October 13, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
The weeks' Leaflet examines the Trump administration's scrapping of the Clean Power Plan
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