Heartland Institute

Research & Commentary: Tobacco Harm Reduction

February 2, 2012

Nearly 50 million American adults—more than a fifth of the nation’s adult population—smoke cigarettes.

Texas’s Margins Tax: Principles for Reform

February 1, 2012

Texas’s franchise tax—better known as the “margins tax”—does not work as advertised. The tax has not achieved any of the goals its creators set out for it.

Research & Commentary: Civic Education

January 31, 2012

Often lost in the attention rightly paid to students’ poor achievement in math and reading is that civic knowledge and participation have been sliding for decades in the United States.

Research & Commentary: School Funding that Follows the Child

January 31, 2012

The idea of education funding following the child has several names, such as weighted student funding, backpack funding, fair-student funding, student-based budgeting, and results-based budgeting.

Research & Commentary: Ohio Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard

John Monaghan
January 31, 2012

On Wednesday, Ohio Senate Bill 216 will be up for consideration in the Senate Energy & Public Utilities committee.

Research & Commentary: Race to the Top, Year One

January 24, 2012

One-quarter of the states receiving part of the $4 billion in federal Race to the Top grants are in danger of losing those grants by failing to keep promises made to win them, said Education Secret

Research & Commentary: Early Childhood Education

January 26, 2012

In November 2011, President Barack Obama restructured Head Start funding to require competitive grants for the least effective providers, to forestall congressional Republicans seeking to limit or

Research & Commentary: Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund

January 25, 2012

As in all states with significant hurricane risks, windstorm coverage is expensive for people in Florida.

Research & Commentary: The College Bubble

January 23, 2012

U.S. student loan debt has increased 500 percent since 1999, and the cost of college has risen 400 percent since the 1980s.

Map of Pipelines and the Ogallala Aquifer, 2012

Pennwell
January 20, 2012

A 2012 map of various pipelines over and around the Ogallala Aquifer, including the controversial proposal for the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

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