Heartland Research & Commentary

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Research & Commentary: The Medicaid "Cure"

December 28, 2012

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has told the states there will be no flexibility in implementing Medicaid expansion: either expand fully or don’t expand at all.

Research & Commentary: High Frequency Trading

December 17, 2012

Increasing computerization of financial trading has had a profound effect on financial markets by introducing a new element: high frequency trading (HFT).

Research & Commentary: Internet Access Taxes

December 17, 2012

The Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 was designed to promote the growth of the Internet by placing a moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access and the creation of discriminatory tax

Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Parent Trigger

December 14, 2012

Oklahoma legislators will soon consider an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.

Research & Commentary: Cybersecurity

December 13, 2012

Cyber-terrorism, hackers, identity theft, and viruses threaten to disrupt digital networks.

Research & Commentary: UTOPIA and the Problems Facing Municipal Broadband

December 10, 2012

One of Utah’s most ambitious municipal broadband programs is facing serious subscribership and funding problems.

Research & Commentary: The Nevada Parent Trigger

December 6, 2012

Nevada legislators are considering an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.

Research & Commentary: Efforts to Improve Teacher Quality

November 21, 2012

The United States has increased its teaching force 250 percent since 1950, reducing teacher-student ratios from 1:22 to 1:15, but the expansion has not brought higher teacher quality.

Research & Commentary: Georgia Parent Trigger

November 21, 2012

A Georgia legislator plans to propose an education reform that has garnered significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.

Research & Commentary: “Use it or Lose it” Proposals

November 21, 2012

With gasoline prices reaching all-time highs, some activists and politicians are attacking oil and gas companies for not fully developing the federal leases for energy production they hold, and the

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