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  • Special-Needs Vouchers

    Published May 30, 2007
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    This collection of articles explores how special-needs vouchers are a better way of providing children with physical and mental disability the quality education they deserve.
  • Charter Schools

    Published May 16, 2007
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    Those concerned with reforming America’s public education system are compelled by three goals: parents want their children to receive a quality education, educators want the tools and flexibility to teach, and school boards and governments demand
  • State Children’s Health Insurance Program

    Published May 8, 2007
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    Created in 1997, SCHIP provides health insurance coverage for families with too much income to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough income to afford private insurance.
  • State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

    Published May 2, 2007
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    Congress created the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in 1997 to provide a safety net for children whose parents could not afford private health insurance.
  • Subprime Lending

    Published April 25, 2007
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    Today, The Heartland Institute is releasing a new Research & Commentary package addressing subprime lending. Lawmakers are being called upon by consumer groups to restrict subprime lending.
  • Subprime Lending

    Published April 25, 2007
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    Today, The Heartland Institute is releasing a new Research & Commentary package addressing subprime lending. Lawmakers are being called upon by consumer groups to restrict subprime lending.
  • Ethanol

    Published April 19, 2007
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    Ethanol and other biofuels increasingly are becoming controversial. Supporters of ethanol cite its potential to decrease our dependence on oil from the Mideast while also providing a cleaner and cheaper fuel alternative for consumers.
  • Excise Taxes – Focus on Michigan’s Liquor Taxes

    Published April 11, 2007
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    Alcohol, beer, tobacco, and other items have become big targets of tax-hiking lawmakers in recent years.
  • No. 112 The Consumer Benefits of Video Franchise Reform in Illinois

    Published April 4, 2007
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    Illinois has the opportunity to join a growing number of states that have streamlined the process of competitive entry into cable TV markets by giving the state the authority to grant a video franchise to a new entrant seeking to launch service anywhere
  • The Great Lakes Compact

    Published March 29, 2007
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    Some environmental groups champion the Great Lakes Compact as an important way to protect water resources in the region. However, they overlook the compact’s profound negative impact on business and residents.
  • Research & Commentary: Retail Health Clinics

    Published March 1, 2007
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    Some critics claim these clinics sacrifice quality for expediency, and collectively pose a threat to high standards of care offered in a traditional doctor’s office setting.
  • Research & Commentary: Utah’s Parent Choice in Education Act

    Published March 1, 2007
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    Today, The Heartland Institute is releasing a Research & Commentary package addressing school choice, using Utah's Parent Choice in Education Act as a case study.
  • No. 111 – What Climate Scientists Think About Global Warming

    Published February 28, 2007
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    Full text of the study (pdf): http://heartland.org/article.cfm?artId=20732 The Heartland Institute has released a study challenging assertions that climate scientists have come to a consensus about global warming.
  • No. 111 – What Climate Scientists Really Say about Global Warming

    Published February 28, 2007
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    The Heartland Institute has released a study challenging assertions that climate scientists have come to a consensus about global warming.
  • Gross Receipts Taxes

    Published February 27, 2007
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    Today, The Heartland Institute is releasing a Research & Commentary package addressing gross receipts taxes.A gross receipts tax imposes a levy on all business transactions, regardless of a firm's profits or losses.
  • Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards

    Published January 25, 2007
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    In his State of the Union Address on January 23, 2007, President George W. Bush promised to modernize fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks. This Research & Commentary package collects key background articles on the subject.
  • Education Funding Reform In Illinois

    Published January 1, 2007
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    In Illinois, local public schools are funded primarily through local property taxes.
  • Education Funding Reform In Illinois

    Published January 1, 2007
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    In Illinois, local public schools are funded primarily through local property taxes.
  • Clean Air Act Issues

    Published July 26, 2006
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    States are working on State Implementation Plans (SIPs) to meet air quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act. Two criteria pollutants – ozone, a precursor of smog, and fine particulate matter (PM 2.
  • Ten Principles of State Fiscal Policy

    Published June 15, 2006
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    In June 2006, The Heartland Institute released the second booklet in its Legislative Principles Series, this one titled Ten Principles of State Fiscal Policy.
  • Please Don’t Poop in My Salad

    Published June 1, 2006
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    Please Don’t Poop in My Salad features a collection of essays by Heartland President Joseph L. Bast defending smokers against laws abridging their right to free association and taxes that punish them for a personal lifestyle choice.
  • 10 Principles of State Fiscal Policy

    Published February 11, 2006
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    The booklet, part of Heartland's "10 Legislative Principles" series, provides policymakers and civic and business leaders with a highly condensed yet easy-to-read guide to state fiscal policy matters.
  • The Ultimate Tax Reform: Public Revenue from Land Rent (full text pdf)

    Published January 1, 2006
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    This analysis explains why land value taxation is, as Milton Friedman once put it, the “least bad” tax. An ideal tax system respects a person’s right to privacy, does not discourage work or savings, and does not induce dishonesty.
  • No. 110 Iowa Municipal Communications Systems: The Financial Track Record

    Published September 10, 2005
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    This report documents the financial performance of three municipal communications systems operating in Iowa: Cedar Falls, Muscatine, and Spencer.

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