Heartland Institute

Implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

August 8, 2012

In this Heartland policy brief, Dan Pilla asserts that unless there is a substantial change in leadership in Washington in the next election, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

Research & Commentary: Diverging Education Opportunities

August 6, 2012

Recent research demonstrates a growing divide among America’s wealthier and poorer households.

Research & Commentary: Michigan Teacher Pension Reforms

August 6, 2012

Michigan lawmakers are considering addressing the state’s debilitating $22 billion teacher pension deficit by switching incoming state teachers to a 401(k)-style plan instead of the traditional def

Research & Commentary: Carbon Tax Swaps

August 6, 2012

Carbon taxes have regained traction with several prominent Republican lawmakers and political leaders publicly voicing support for a “revenue-neutral” carbon tax in exchange for tax cuts on capital

Research & Commentary: Reforming Wisconsin’s Income Tax

Tom March
July 24, 2012

Wisconsin State Rep. Robin Vos recently called for a legislative council committee on state income tax reform to look at the state’s current, progressive, income tax structure.

Research & Commentary: Public Pensions and the Assumed Rate of Return

July 23, 2012

In states and municipalities across the country, the high cost of traditional defined-benefit public pensions has become a hot-button issue as unfunded liabilities have raced out of control.

Policy Tip Sheet: Myth Vs. Fact - Internet Taxes

July 19, 2012

Myth 1: A tax on Internet sales just enables states to collect taxes they are already legally entitled to collect.

Policy Tip Sheet - State Health Insurance Exchanges Post SCOTUS

July 17, 2012

In this policy tip from Heartland, the author asserts that in the wake of the U.S.

Research & Commentary: Loosening Teacher Tenure in New Jersey

June 27, 2012

New Jersey is one of several states—including Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada, South Dakota, and Virginia—that recently considered tightening qualifications for teacher tenure or replacing it with

Research & Commentary: Sea-Level Rise in North Carolina

June 27, 2012

The North Carolina House is considering a bill that would reassess how state agencies extrapolate data on future rates of sea-level rise affecting coastal communities.

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