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September 19, 2019
Research & Commentary: Throwing Money at K–12 Education will not Improve Outcomes
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans and Lennie Jarratt discuss a new ballot initiative in Idaho that would increase taxes on both high-income Idahoans and corporations in the state to raise funds for K-12 education.
Energy
September 19, 2019
Research & Commentary: Another Groundwater Study Shows the Safety of Fracking in Pennsylvania
Over 99.9 Percent Of Over 20,000 Groundwater Samples Come Back Free Of Methane
Environment
September 19, 2019
Research & Commentary: Heartland Brief Details the Minimal Impact, and Positive Benefits, of Climate Change on Idaho
Minimal Impact From On The Gem State From Climate Change, Mostly Beneficial
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Health Care
September 18, 2019
Failure to Launch: Barriers to Biosimilar Market Adoption, $2.2 Billion in Lost Savings
This report looks at reasons behind the less than robust market for the nine biosimilar drugs now approved for patient use.
Health Care
September 17, 2019
FAQ: Are Pharmacy Benefit Managers a Necessary Part of the Pharmaceutical Market?
In this FAQ, Matthew Glans examines several commonly asked questions about what pharmacy benefit managers are, the effect they have on drug prices, and some reforms currently being considered to regulate PBMs.
Health Care
September 16, 2019
Research & Commentary: Emergency Department Visits Increase Despite Obamacare Reforms
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a recent study from the Brookings Institution that found that emergency department use has continued to rise since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

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September 19, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans and Lennie Jarratt discuss a new ballot initiative in Idaho that would increase taxes on both high-income Idahoans and corporations in the state to raise funds for K-12 education.
September 19, 2019
By Tim Benson
Over 99.9 Percent Of Over 20,000 Groundwater Samples Come Back Free Of Methane
September 19, 2019
By Tim Benson
Minimal Impact From On The Gem State From Climate Change, Mostly Beneficial
September 18, 2019
This report looks at reasons behind the less than robust market for the nine biosimilar drugs now approved for patient use.
September 17, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this FAQ, Matthew Glans examines several commonly asked questions about what pharmacy benefit managers are, the effect they have on drug prices, and some reforms currently being considered to regulate PBMs.
September 16, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a recent study from the Brookings Institution that found that emergency department use has continued to rise since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
September 13, 2019
By Tim Benson
Do Not Subsidize Expensive “Carbon Capture and Storage” Technologies
September 13, 2019
By Tim Benson
Roughly Half Of Jersey Grade School Students Not Proficient In ELA And Math
September 12, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Testimony before the Michigan House Oversight Committee regarding Gov. Whitmer's proposal to ban flavors in electronic cigarettes and vaping devices and how such bans are ineffective and likely to lead to black markets.
September 12, 2019
This report looks at employee costs for insurance plans relative to income and ranks them according to state.
September 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this FAQ, Matthew Glans examines the effect of gasoline tax changes on the price of fuel, availability of stations, and the overall impact on consumers and the economy across state borders.
September 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a a new study from the National Taxpayers Union Foundation that compares the predicted revenues from new state internet sales taxes to what has been generated by the new tax.
September 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed new corporate income tax in Wyoming that would have a dramatic and negative effect on Wyoming businesses.
September 11, 2019
By Tim Benson
Six Out Of Ten Alaska Children Not Proficient In ELA, Math
September 10, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Recent proposal would ban flavors, not including menthol and tobacco, from all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
September 10, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposal to ban sales of flavored e-cigarettes is unlikely to reduce youth use e-cigarette use and her fearmongering campaign against THR products will likely lead to an increase in combustible use.
September 10, 2019
By Tim Benson
Over 60 Percent Not Up To Grade Level In Math, 56 Percent In ELA
September 10, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
At least two of the five vaping-related deaths have been linked to products containing THC. Policymakers should refrain from enacting legislation and policies that could further restrict adult access to regulated tobacco harm reduction products.
September 5, 2019
By James Taylor
This paper provides Idaho-specific climate information to help inform lawmakers so that they can craft the best possible climate-related policies on behalf of the people of Idaho.
September 5, 2019
By Tim Benson
Almost 60 Percent Not Up To Grade Level In ELA, Two Thirds In Mathematics
August 30, 2019
By Tim Benson
Petroleum Production Jumped 16 Percent In 2018, Natural Gas Production By 12 percent
August 30, 2019
By Various
Current CAFE standards are both expensive and dangerous, and the revisions proposed by the Trump administration will save lives and jobs.
August 29, 2019
By Tim Benson
Over Half Of Empire State Students Test Below Grade Level In ELA and Mathematics
August 29, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud examines the California Youth Tobacco Survey results from 2017-18, finding youth vaping has increased in several California localities that have restricted access to flavored tobacco products.
August 29, 2019
By Tim Benson
Push For Broad-Based Adoption Of Electric Vehicles Has Environmental Consequences Of Its Own
August 29, 2019
By Tim Benson
Over 60 Percent Of Magnolia State Public School Students Below Grade Level In Math, ELA
August 27, 2019
By Trey Kovacs et al.
Competitive Enterprise Institute: Union Wish List Bill Would Harm Workers and the Economy
August 26, 2019
By Cameron Sholty
Testimony before the Denver City Council Regarding a Proposed Carbon Dioxide Tax
August 23, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
State Government Relations Manager examines how electronic cigarettes and vaping devices can reduce state Medicaid costs.
August 22, 2019
By Tim Benson
$43 Million Annual Tax Would Cost Average Small Business $300 In The First Year
August 20, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud rebuts claims that electronic cigarettes and vaping devices are just as harmful as combustible cigarettes.
August 20, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud finds flavors to be a necessary component for e-cigarette success in helping smokers refrain from combustible cigarettes.
August 20, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud examines recent headlines, finding vaping-related hospitalizations are likely linked to illegal, black market vaping products.
August 16, 2019
By Tim Benson
ESA Program Saves Taxpayer Dollars, Increases Public-School Spending By $600 Per Participating Child
August 14, 2019
By Carly Good
Renewable energy subsidies cost the public billions of dollars to produce unreliable energy.
August 9, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new executive order from the Trump administration that would allow patients to use tax-advantaged health savings account funds to pay for direct primary care services.
August 9, 2019
By Staff, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has “exceeded” the regulatory reduction goals established by Trump in two executive orders, reducing more regulations per regulation issued in fiscal year 2017 than any other federal agency.
August 6, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid expansion and how states can respond to the recent rejection of Utah's funding increase request for its' partial Medicaid expansion.
August 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed rule from the USDA that would close the categorical eligibility loophole that allows states to make applicants in certain programs automatically eligible to participate in SNAP.
August 2, 2019
By Tim Benson
Several New Studies Show Successes of Milwaukee’s School Voucher Program