Heartland Institute

Research & Commentary: Auto Insurance Mandates and Minimum Rate Regulation

July 15, 2013

Individual mandates are commonly applied to auto insurance: Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia currently require t

Research and Commentary: State Tax Incentives

July 15, 2013

In an effort to strengthen their economies, states have continued to rely heavily on tax incentives, including tax credits, exemptions, and deductions, to encourage businesses to locate, hire, expa

Social Security Personal Accounts: Prosperity for All

July 1, 2013
Fully funding future retirement benefits through real savings and investment is the only real solution for Social

Research and Commentary: New Hampshire Medicaid Expansion

July 8, 2013

States across the country, including New Hampshire, are currently debating whether to expand their Medicaid programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Research & Commentary: State Incentives for Electric Vehicles

July 5, 2013

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 27 states and the District of Columbia have electric vehicle incentives for individuals, and 13 states currently have pending legislation

Research & Commentary: The Emergence of E-Cigarettes

June 26, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigarettes,” have quickly become one of the most popular nicotine replacement products.

Research & Commentary: Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

June 26, 2013

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was passed as an amendment to the Hiring Incentives to Rest

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.

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