Research and Commentaries

Education Funding Reform In Illinois

compiled by Michael Van Winkle
January 1, 2007

Research & Commentary: Tax Increment Finance

compiled by Diane Carol Bast
November 1, 2006

Tax increment financing is a popular economic development tool in municipalities across the country.

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards

Heartland Institute staff
January 25, 2007

Clean Air Act Issues

Heartland Institute staff
July 26, 2006

The Costs, Benefits, and Regulation of Prescription Drugs

compiled by Joseph L. Bast
January 20, 2005

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards

James Johnston and Sam Kazman
November 1, 2001

Education Model Policy Manual

Richard Fusco and Armand A. Fusco, ED.D.
March 3, 2010

School board policies that are found in a policy manual provide the parameters for the administration to manage the district based on the beliefs and philosophy of each board of education. The importance of policies cannot be overemphasized because in addition to establishing the guidelines for the administration, they also should serve to prevent the loss, abuse or misuse of school human, physical and financial resources thereby maximizing available resources.

A Constitutional Solution to Runaway Federal Spending

Mario Loyola

The protections for individual freedom in the Constitution of the United States have been significantly weakened since the 1930s. Through periods of GOP as well Democratic majorities, the federal government’s authority has increased at the expense of the states and the people. During this time, the federal courts have abdicated their role as guardians of the constraints on federal power, eliminating a vital check-and-balance of our Constitution.

Tapping the Rainy Day Fund & School Fund Balances

March 28, 2011

Balancing the 2010-11 Budget without Raising Taxes

The Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF): Appropriate Uses and Legislative History

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