(March 10, 2010) – The Heartland Institute today launched a new Internet-based newspaper focused on state and federal budget and tax policies at the third annual Wisconsin Defending the American Dream Summit.
The site — www.budgetandtax-news.org — is a 24/7 spin-off from The Heartland Institute’s monthly policy newspaper, Budget & Tax News, and offers visitors continual news and analysis from a wide range of Web sites and blogs. In addition, the new site enables users to access Heartland’s PolicyBot online research database of thousands of budget and tax news articles, podcasts, and videos.
Steve Stanek, managing editor of the print and online editions of Budget & Tax News, said, “We bring to our news, analysis, and commentary perspective and information that are often missing in the traditional press. Our perspective is respect for economic and personal freedoms, and the information we deliver centers on policies and research that illustrate the virtues of free markets, properly limited government power, and individual liberty.
“And we deliver our perspective and information in a newsy, lively way so that anyone can understand and have fun visiting the site,” Stanek noted.
www.budgetandtax-news.org is the third online newspaper Heartland launched this year. It joins online versions of Heartland’s Environment & Climate News and InfoTech & Telecom News.
Soon to make their debuts are online versions of Health Care News; FIRE News, covering finance, insurance and real estate policy; and School Reform News.
www.budgetandtax-news.org is a project of The Heartland Institute, a 26-year-old-free-market think tank based in Chicago focused on ideas that empower people to solve social and economic problems by expanding consumer choices. Heartland’s core areas include health care; the environment; education; information technology and telecommunications; finance, insurance, and real estate; and budget and tax issues.