Heartland Institute

Research & Commentary: 2013 Farm Bill Full of Wasteful Subsidies

June 18, 2013

On June 10 the U.S. Senate approved its version of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, also known as the Farm Bill.

Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing in California

June 17, 2013

The California Assembly recently defeated a proposed moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, a technology requiring water mixed with trace amounts of sand and chemical additives to be injected under pr

Research & Commentary: Hydroelectric Power and Renewable Portfolio Standards

June 17, 2013

Several states are taking second looks at the renewable portfolio standards (RPS) they passed in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Research and Commentary: Arizona Medicaid Expansion

June 12, 2013

As states begin debating whether to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), many, including Arizona, are still debating whether to expand their Medicaid programs.

Research & Commentary: Fossil Fuels and the Environment

June 6, 2013

Eighty percent of the world’s energy and 60 percent of its food and clothing are produced or transported using fossil fuels.

Research & Commentary: Wisconsin Tax Reform Update

June 4, 2013

Wisconsin has consistently ranked among the worst states in the nation over the past 30 years for its

Research & Commentary: Ohio Municipal Income Tax Reform

June 3, 2013

In an effort to improve their state’s economic competitiveness, Ohio legislators are considering major reforms to the state’s unique municipal income tax system.

Research & Commentary: State Medicaid Expansion and the Oregon Medicaid Study

June 3, 2013

States across the country are currently debating whether to expand their Medicaid programs. Medicaid expansion is an expensive endeavor that studies show will not provide better health care.

Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Use

May 30, 2013

The expansion of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling continues to enable profitable extraction of oil and gas in many states across the country.

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