Policy Studies

Selective Tax Abatements: Do They Work?

March 16, 1987

Heartland Policy Study No. 14

Hydraulic Fracturing a Game-Changer for U.S. Energy and Economies

November 18, 2013

Vast reserves of oil and natural gas have been known to exist in shale formations throughout the United States for decades, but extracting these resources was not economically viable until the adve

The Municipal Government Debt Crisis

June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013 – The 518 taxing districts within Cook County have a combined “financial burden” of almost $34 billion - an average of $17,147 per Cook County household - according to a study release

Wired to Waste

National Taxpayers Union

As the 21st Century evolves and our economy begins to recover, there is near-universal agreement on the importance of expanding Americans’ access to high-speed Internet service.

Collective Bargaining in California Charter Schools: Cooperation or Conflict?

James Moss

As unions begin to target charter schools, James Moss in his doctoral dissertation for the University of Southern California describes the effects a unionizing workforce has on charter teachers, ad

Amicus Brief: Parker v. District of Columbia

August 28, 2003

The Heartland Institute filed an amicus brief with the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia urging that court to enter judgment in favor of the plaintiffs in the Heller gun

County of Santa Clara, et al., vs. The Superior Court of Santa Clara County

April 27, 2009

On Monday, April 27, 2009, The Heartland Institute filed an Amicus brief in the California Supreme Court supporting the defendants in the case who argue California cities and counties ought to

Amicus Brief: McDonald v. Chicago

United States Supreme Court
June 28, 2010

McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. ___, 130 S.Ct.

No. 126 The State Public Pension Crisis: A 50-State Report Card

April 1, 2010

Taxpayers in almost every U.S. state owe large and possibly unpayable retirement pensions to the men and women who work for the government.

An Unsustainable Path: The Past and Future of Kentucky Medicaid Spending

John Garen

John Garen, professor in economics at the University of Kentucky and adjunct scholar at the Bluegrass Institute, writes an extensive study on the expansion of Medicaid in his state.

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