Heartland Institute Reacts to $196.5 Million High-Speed Rail Grant for Chicago to Detroit Line
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded Michigan $196.5 million to help kick-start a high-speed rail line between Detroit and Chicago.
Heartland Institute Experts Available for Solyndra Hearings Commentary
The U.S. House of Representatives will hold hearings Thursday and Friday on the bankruptcy of Solyndra that cost taxpayers more than $500 million in loan guarantees.
Heartland Institute Responds to President Obama’s Latest Deficit Reduction, Tax Plan
In a speech in the Rose Garden Monday, President Barack Obama unveiled a $3 trillion deficit-reduction plan with some $1.5 billion in tax hikes.
Heartland Institute Experts Available to Comment on Obama’s Jobs Speech
President Obama is expected to ask for some $300 billion in economic stimulus in his speech tonight at a joint session of Congress.
Heartland Institute Responds to Illinois Gov. Quinn’s Proposed Layoffs
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) announced Monday that the state’s budget deficit may require him to lay off thousands of state workers by the end of this week.
Heartland Institute Legal Expert Reacts to Layoff Notices at WEAC
The Wisconsin public school teachers’ union, the Wisconsin Education Association Council, announced Monday it has issued layoff notices to about 40 percent of its employees, about 42 individuals.
Heartland Institute Experts React to Credit Rating Downgrade
Standard & Poor’s, one of the major credit rating agencies in the United States, downgraded America’s rating from AAA to AA-plus, the first-ever downgrade of this country.
Heartland Institute Experts React to Tuesday’s Debt Ceiling Vote in Senate
The United States Senate this afternoon passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling, cut federal spending, and set up a special Joint Committee of Congress to enact further spending cuts.
Heartland Institute Experts Respond to July 31 Debt Ceiling Agreement
Congressional leaders and the White House on Sunday appeared to come to an agreement to raise the federal debt ceiling.
Heartland Institute Comments on Boehner Debt Ceiling Bill
The U.S. House of Representatives is poised to vote today on a plan by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to raise the federal debt ceiling.
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