Policy Studies

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.

Property & Casualty Insurance Report Card, 2011 Edition

Eli Lehrer
June 27, 2011

Each of the past four years, The Heartland Institute has released a report that asks fundamental questions about the nation’s property and casualty insurance regulatory environment.

No. 129 2010 State School Report Card

Herbert J. Walberg & Marc Oestreich

No. 128 The Obamacare Disaster

Peter Ferrara
September 24, 2010

Earlier this year, Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed into law the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” The act’s supporters said it would achieve the long-sought goal of un

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