The Heartland Institute Government Relations team and President James Taylor have created six principles for state legislators seeking to protect free speech in light of increased social media censorship. “Political free speech in the United States is under attack. Tech media giants who own and control virtually all social media platforms available to Americans are working together to silence groups with whom they do not agree.” Read the Six Principles now.
In her latest Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore analyzes how New York legislators are trying to strip Gov. Andrew Cuomo of his emergency powers, which he has abused profusely over the past year. Throughout the pandemic, Cuomo has exercised his emergency powers in a heavy-handed fashion, the worst example being his order to transfer seniors with coronavirus from hospitals to nursing homes. Sadly, this resulted in the unnecessary deaths of thousands of senior citizens in the Empire State. Read now.
This week, Cameron Sholty, director of Government Relations, provided testimony on pending Big Tech censorship bills in Iowa and Wyoming. Both of these bills would provide a check on big tech corporations if they unduly censor or “de-platform” individuals in their states. “The exact response to offense of speech is more of it.” Read Sholty’s Wyoming Testimony now.
In a new Research & Commentary, Tim Benson examines a bill in the Maryland House of Delegates that would establish an education savings account (ESA) program. If passed, the ESAs would be available to children attending a Maryland public school and children of active-duty military personnel residing in the state to pay for tuition, curriculum, and fees at private and parochial schools. Read now.
In a new Research & Commentary, Christina Herrin evaluates how a Direct Primary Care (DPC) program could benefit residents of the Hawkeye State, especially those on Medicaid. “DPC offers an alternative to a third-party insurance option that offers lower costs for similar, if not better, coverage. A possible solution to reducing the burden of Medicaid on state budgets would be allowing DPC coupled with a catastrophic health insurance plan and health savings account.” Read now.
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