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Research & Commentary: Mitt Romney’s Education Platform

June 18, 2012

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced his education policy platform in May.

Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing Bans

June 7, 2012

Despite there being no known natural gas resources in Vermont, Gov. Peter Shumlin recently signed into law the nation’s first state ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

Research & Commentary: Enterprise Value Tax

June 7, 2012

A proposal from the Obama administration that has generated significant opposition from the financial sector is the enterprise value tax.

Research & Commentary: The Effects of Dividend Tax Changes

June 5, 2012

Several tax increases are set to go into effect at the end of 2012 unless Congress renews the “Bush Tax Cuts.” One of the most significant increases would be a tax hike on dividends of up to189 per

About the Center on Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate at The Heartland Institute

June 5, 2012

The Center on Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate is one of five centers at The Heartland Institute, each dedicated to discovering, developing, and promoting free-market solutions to social and eco

Research & Commentary: Designing Tax Credit Scholarships

June 5, 2012

The New York Times published an article in May purporting to indict tax credit scholarship programs with evidence some scholarship-granting nonprofits were poorly and unethically managed.

Research & Commentary: The Public’s Knowledge and Opinions of School Choice

June 4, 2012

In the past 18 months, the number and reach of school choice programs have increased exponentially across the United States, bolstered by Republican governors and legislative majorities elected in

Research & Commentary: School District Budgets

May 10, 2012

School districts often finalize budgets in the spring, so it’s an opportune time to consider how they can convert the “new normal” of budget cuts into benefits for schools and children.

Research & Commentary: Plastic Bag Bans

April 30, 2012

Following the San Francisco city council’s decision in 2007 to ban the use of plastic bags at grocery stores and chain pharmacies, a number of local governments have implemented si

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