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Alcohol & Tobacco
June 17, 2018
Research & Commentary: Increasing Vaping Tax Would Hurt New Jerseyans Trying to Quit
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Lindsey Stroud examine a new tax on vaping products now being considered in New Jersey and the possible effects on smokers trying to quit.
Education
June 14, 2018
The Leaflet: Schools Are No Longer Safe for Students
This week's Leaflet examines the child abuse epidemic in Chicago public schools and provides a solution to keep students safe.
Education
June 14, 2018
Research & Commentary: Funding Formula Committee Has Chance to Transform Public Education in Idaho
Committee Should Shift Funding Formula To Child-Centric Model
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Employment
June 12, 2018
Research & Commentary: Fargo Considers Minimum Wage Hike
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed minimum wage increase in Fargo, North Dakota and the potential effects on the cities economy.
Taxes
June 12, 2018
Research & Commentary: Expanding Hotel Occupancy Tax Online Would Hurt Ohio Tourism
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Ohio that would increase the hotel occupancy tax paid by online travel agencies.
Education
June 11, 2018
Research & Commentary: PROSPER Act Would Revolutionize Higher Education
Bill Streamlines And Simplifies Student Aid, Seeks To Promote Access And Completion

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June 17, 2018
By Matthew Glans, Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Lindsey Stroud examine a new tax on vaping products now being considered in New Jersey and the possible effects on smokers trying to quit.
June 14, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines the child abuse epidemic in Chicago public schools and provides a solution to keep students safe.
June 14, 2018
By Tim Benson
Committee Should Shift Funding Formula To Child-Centric Model
June 12, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed minimum wage increase in Fargo, North Dakota and the potential effects on the cities economy.
June 12, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Ohio that would increase the hotel occupancy tax paid by online travel agencies.
June 11, 2018
By Tim Benson, Jane S. Shaw
Bill Streamlines And Simplifies Student Aid, Seeks To Promote Access And Completion
June 11, 2018
By Charles Katebi
In this Policy Brief, Charlie Katebi argues taxpayer spending on health care for Pennsylvania state employees has skyrocketed as a result of wasteful incentives and a lack of price transparency in the state’s health care system.
June 8, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Proposition 80, an amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution that would create a new 4 percent surtax on all incomes greater than $1 million.
June 7, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
The Heartland Institute on June 7, 2018 sent the following letter and copies of the 'Climate Change Reconsidered' series of reports to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
June 7, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Delaware became the first state other than Nevada to legalize sports betting. Other states are sure to follow, as there is potential for states to collect $20 billion in new tax revenue.
June 6, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the credit union tax exemption and the debate over whether it should continue.
June 6, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this comment to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Lindsey Stroud urges the regulatory body to acknowledge the vital role flavors play in tobacco harm reduction.
June 1, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines North Carolina's efforts to expand the use of telemedicine in the state
May 31, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Medicaid work requirements and the national standard that is now being discussed in Congress.
May 31, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the positive effects of dental therapy expansion and how Mississippi should open its market to and license dental therapists.
May 30, 2018
By Tim Benson
"Low Risk" Of Harmful Health Effects From VOC Exposure At Colorado Oil And Gas Sites
May 30, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Maryland's efforts to reexamine its certificate of need laws and the need for reform.
May 30, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new legislation in Pennsylvania that would help open the door for direct primary care providers.
May 30, 2018
By Joseph Bast, Peter Ferrara
Humankind's historic and ongoing use of fossil fuels has resulted in huge benefits for people, wildlife, and ecosystems. Five of those benefits are documented here.
May 30, 2018
By Tim Benson
More than 3 Cases Of Suspected Child Abuse Per Day In Nashville Public Schools
May 30, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud argues against a proposal in Vermont that will impose a 46 percent wholesale tax on the liquid used in electronic cigarettes.
May 24, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines a groundbreaking recent study from the University of Cincinnati that reveals fracking does not cause abnormal levels of methane.
May 21, 2018
By Tim Benson
"Conservative" Model Found Public Schools Were $1.3 Trillion Negative Net Externality In 2017
May 17, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
School choice creates competition. Competition improves education for both students in school choice programs and those enrolled in neighborhood public schools.
May 16, 2018
By Tim Benson
Samples From Two Dozen Ohio Wells Found No Relationship Between Methane Concentrations In Groundwater And Proximity To Active Gas Well Sites
May 16, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the efforts by states to bypass legal precedent and impose sales taxes on internet purchases without a physical presence in the taxing state, including a proposed internet cookie nexus.
May 16, 2018
By Tim Benson
"Steady Decline" In Seismicity in Oklahoma And Kansas
May 16, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
The Heartland Institute's Comment to the World Health Organization's Independent High-level Commission on NCDs
May 16, 2018
By Jonathan Lesser
A recent report by the Manhattan Institute concludes federal and state subsidies for electric vehicles are expensive and the environmental benefits they produce are largely illusory.
May 11, 2018
By Tim Benson
LNG Exports To Provide At Least $716 Billion In Cumulative Value Added To U.S. Economy By 2050
May 11, 2018
By Tim Benson
Charter States Have 10.8 Deserts On Average
May 11, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Several states are in the process of reforming occupational licensing laws. Existing licensing laws are unnecessary, causing increased prices, decreased services, and lost jobs.
May 11, 2018
By Joseph Bast
Joseph Bast has written a detailed critique of the pseudoscience, false assumptions, and ideological objectives of Greenpeace’s campaign to ban chlorine.
May 11, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Senior Policy Analyst Matthew Glans discusses the U.S. Sugar Program and its negative effects on the US agricultural industry.
May 10, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the potential effects of a progressive tax in Illinois.
May 9, 2018
By Tim Benson
Chile Dwarfs Latin American Counterparts On PISA Exam
May 9, 2018
By Tim Benson
"Straightforward Roadmap" To Help Keep Energy Reliable And Affordable Across The United States
May 7, 2018
By Tim Benson
State And Federal Policies Distort Wholesale Power Markets At Expense Of Coal
May 7, 2018
By Tim Benson
Over 1 Million "Serious Offenses" In Public Schools During The 2015–16 School Year
May 4, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Hawaii that would require all online retailers to pay state sales taxes, regardless of whether the seller has a presence in the state.