Research & Commentary: National Catastrophe ‘Backstop’ Update
For more than a decade, members of Congress have proposed various bills to establish a federal “backstop,” “catastrophe fund,” or “guarantee mechanism” for private losses in cases of disaster.
Research & Commentary: Florida Parent Trigger
Florida legislators have proposed an education reform that is garnering significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.
Research & Commentary: National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization
Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been a political football in recent years, with Congress unwilling to commit to reform.
Research & Commentary: Louisiana Education Reforms
In January 2012, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) proposed policies that would shift the state’s education system toward greater accountability, freedom, and choice.
Research & Commentary: Digital Textbooks
The Obama administration has announced it wants every child in the nation to have an e-textbook by 2017.
Research & Commentary: No-Fault Insurance and Personal Injury Protection Insurance Fraud
Auto insurance fraud is a serious problem in Florida.
Research & Commentary: Tobacco Harm Reduction
Nearly 50 million American adults—more than a fifth of the nation’s adult population—smoke cigarettes.
Research & Commentary: Idaho’s Tobacco Tax Advantage
Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee Chairman Dennis Lake (R-Blackfoot) says he wants to increase the state’s cigarette tax by $1.25 per pack, to help curb smoking and raise revenue.
Research & Commentary: Civic Education
Often lost in the attention rightly paid to students’ poor achievement in math and reading is that civic knowledge and participation have been sliding for decades in the United States.
Heartland Institute Review & Commentary: Chemicals of Concern
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