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News - Earmarks For Congressional Pork-Barrel Spending

Sep 19, 2019  · September 19, 2019. The largest amount of money directed to pet projects since Congress imposed a moratorium in 2011. Members of Congress sneaked 282 earmarks totaling $15.3 billion into fiscal year 2019 spending bills despite a ban on congressional pork-barrel projects imposed in 2011, a watchdog group reports.

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News - Congress Considers Bill to End States’ 9-1-1 Fund ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 12, 2018  · “The 911 system is successful because it works. While 911 fees are required for such an essential service, some state legislators have determined the system also works well as a slush fund for pet projects and bandaging over gaping wounds in state budgets.”

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News - New Diagnostic Imaging Partnership Launched in ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 22, 2011  · Massachusetts-based Nuance Communications will partner with ICSI to propel a first-of-its-kind effort to ensure all patients receive appropriate tests, such as MRI, CT, PET, and nuclear cardiology.

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News - Will You Eat Dog Food to Fight Climate Change ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 13, 2017  · The American Pet Products Association claims the United States has the largest population of dogs and cats in the world; in 2015, there were an estimated 77.8 million dogs and 85.6 million cats in America. According to the UCLA study, these animals are believed to generate approximately 64 million tons of carbon dioxide every year, about 1 ...

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News - May 9th’s Internet Communism Push: Left’s Net ...

Posted: (52 years ago) May 08, 2018  · How did Lloyd describe the Chavez revolution – that has delivered such spectacular pet-purging results?: “In Venezuela, with Chavez, you’re looking at an incredible revolution. A democratic revolution. To begin to put in place the things that will have an impact on the people of Venezuela.” And what an impact they have had.

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Publications - Are Certificate-of-Need Laws Barriers to ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 12, 2016  · Certificate of need (CON) laws in 21 states restrict acquisition of imaging equipment, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and positron emission tomography (PET) scans.

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News - PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute Experts React to ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 31, 2018  · Whether climate alarmists here and abroad like it or not, their pet topic has fallen off the agenda for the highest official in the world’s most powerful nation and its biggest economy. Just as the Department of Defense no longer includes climate change as a national security risk, Trump no longer includes it as a risk to America or the world.

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Decolonizing the Curriculum, Confronting White Nationalism ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 06, 2021  · And it’s very obvious why the subject never came up; the union is clearly not interested in children’s learning unless it includes one of its pet political causes. The latest NAEP – also known as the nation’s report card – reveals that just 37 percent of U.S. 12 th -grade students are proficient in reading and a pitiful 24 percent are ...

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News - Heartland Institute Replies to the National Science ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 24, 2017  · This is not – protestations and gnashing of teeth by environmental activists and their pet reporters notwithstanding – a controversial assertion. More than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition stating as clearly and forcibly as they could that “there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane ...

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News - California Billionaire Wants to Raise Michigan's ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 26, 2018  · One of those pet causes had been a push to increase Michigan’s Renewable Energy Standard. NextGen Climate Action, one of Steyer’s myriad advocacy organizations, had spent close to $2 million bankrolling a ballot initiative to bring the issue before the voters on Election Day, if the Legislature didn’t act on it beforehand.

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Publications - Ten Principles of Property and Casualty ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 01, 2009  · Insurance Is Regulated at the State Level. Insurance is the largest and most important economic activity regulated almost entirely at the state level. In some cases, this regulation leads to inefficiency. Although federal and international entities oversee banking, trade, manufacturing, and many service industries, states alone have the power ...

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News - Decolonizing the Curriculum, Confronting White ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 06, 2021  · And it’s very obvious why the subject never came up; the union is clearly not interested in children’s learning unless it includes one of its pet political causes. The latest NAEP – also known as the nation’s report card – reveals that just 37 percent of U.S. 12 th -grade students are proficient in reading and a pitiful 24 percent are ...

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COVID-19, A POLITICAL TOOL TO “RESET THE WORLD” | The ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 20, 2020  · “The Great Reset is the latest and greatest pet project of the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, the Council of Foreign Relation and the Royal Institute for International Affairs, and other globalist organizations.

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Publications - FAQ: Unnecessary Certificate of Need Laws ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 31, 2019  · Download the PDF. In this FAQ, Matthew Glans examines several commonly asked questions about certificate of need laws and why they hold back growth in the health care market. Robust competition in the health care market increases consumer options while driving down costs. Unfortunately, 35 states hinder health care competition through a process ...

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101 Uses for a LIVE Cat | The Freedom Pub

Posted: (52 years ago) Traps were also set on private land, in one case less than 50 feet away from a scuba diving business known to harbor a pet house cat named Rocky. Sure enough the spring-loaded trap lured Rocky, who was almost killed by it before being unceremoniously hauled to an animal shelter, while federal agents delivered a summons to Rocky’s owner ...

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News - Carbon Tax Cabal, Part One: Economic Punishment ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Feb 02, 2018  · Highways and bridges crumble while Congress raids the piggy bank to fund pet projects. There is no reason to think Congress won’t find other uses for carbon tax revenue rather than returning it to the people as promised. Second, even if Congress keeps its hand out of the till, it’s just a fact some of the money, probably a good portion ...

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News - Repeal of California Gas Tax Hike May Reach ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 11, 2018  · DeMaio says the state’s elected officials are diverting money intended for road repairs in order to fund pet projects. “The politicians steal the money,” DeMaio said. “They divert the money from road repairs to the general funds, to pay for pensions and salaries of government employees.

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News - PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute Experts React to ...

Posted: (52 years ago) May 04, 2017  · “I applaud congressional Republicans who stood firm to defund the so called ‘Prevention and Public Health Fund,’ which was a wasteful Centers for Disease Control slush fund used to interfere with local government prerogatives, to advance the CDC director’s pet projects.

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News - Sin Taxes Harm Public Health, Pocketbooks ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 23, 2015  · In cities and states across the nation, lawmakers are using excise taxes on popular consumer products to raise funds to pay for their pet spending projects. Instead of using them as “health taxes,” lawmakers are exploiting sin taxes as “stealth taxes” to boost government revenue through a divide-and-conquer strategy, hitting small ...

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California Billionaire Wants to Raise Michigan’s ...

Posted: (52 years ago) One of those pet causes had been a push to increase Michigan’s Renewable Energy Standard. NextGen Climate Action, one of Steyer’s myriad advocacy organizations, had spent close to $2 million bankrolling a ballot initiative to bring the issue before the voters on …

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Publications - Research & Commentary: Michigan ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 09, 2020  · In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines four new bills that have been introduced in Michigan that would create exemptions to certificate of need review for many health care …

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News - New California Methane Regulations Expected to ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 11, 2016  · Because the prices of beef, cheese, and milk are likely to rise, state Sen. Jeff Stone (R-Temecula) opposed the plan, telling Yahoo News the spending in the bill “goes to many Democrat pet projects … pursu[ing] long-term greenhouse gas reduction goals that will continue to …

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News - COVID-19 Reading: A Sand County Almanac | Heartland ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 21, 2020  · Thus economists must find free range somewhere for their pet aspersions, such as submarginality, regression, and institutional rigidity. Within the ample reaches of the Sand counties these economic terms of reproach find beneficial exercise, free pasturage, and immunity from the gadflies of …

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News - Time Magazine Names its Person, er, Child of the ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 08, 2020  · Time magazine recently named its Person of the Year for 2019: Greta Thunberg.In case you have never heard of Ms. Thunberg, she is the 16-year-old climate activist who refuses to attend school because she is so concerned with striking for her pet cause of climate change.

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News - Should We Trust Experts? | Heartland Institute

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 03, 2020  · Goods are valuable because people will pay money for them. People differ greatly in their wants and needs, making it nearly impossible to predict what will be valuable, as pet rocks from the 1970s and the variety of videos on YouTube with millions of views illustrate. Experts are disadvantaged on economic questions.

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Podcasts - Socialist Venezuela's Crazy Rabbit Plan ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 11, 2020  · Socialist Venezuela attempted to solve their hunger issues with pet rabbits. The plan didn’t go as expected! Thanks to the country's socialist government, things in Venezuela have become absolutely disastrous.

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Publications - Research & Commentary: Oregon’s ...

Posted: (52 years ago) May 25, 2017  · In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed change to Oregon's certificate of need laws to allow improvements in mental health services for those who served in …

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Publications - Why Scientists Disagree about Global ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 23, 2015  · Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming. November 23, 2015. By Craig Idso, Robert M. Carter (1942-2016), S. Fred Singer (1924 - 2020) Download the PDF. Rather than rely exclusively on United Nation’s IPCC for scientific advice, policymakers should seek out advice from independent, nongovernment organizations and scientists who are free ...

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Publications - Research & Commentary: Certificate of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 17, 2016  · In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Illinois' certificate of need laws and argues for their reform or repeal.

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Publications - Research & Commentary: Certificate-of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Feb 23, 2017  · In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines certificate of need reform and why West Virginia needs to roll back its disruptive CON laws.

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News - Would Revived Civics End Up Being Progressive Ed ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 19, 2017  · The good news is that civics education, which teaches children the basics of good citizenship, is quickly gaining fans after being dormant for decades.

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Publications - Research & Commentary: West Virginia ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 16, 2020  · In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in West Virginia that would completely repeal the state’s CON laws and delete references to the certificate of need program throughout the state code.

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Publications - Research & Commentary: Michigan’s ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 01, 2019  · In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Michigan's certificate of need laws and a recent vote to impose new accreditation requirements for health care providers seeking to offer new immunotherapy cancer treatments.

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AOC’s Green New Deal Documentary Gets Emmy Nomination ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 25, 2020  · AOC’s pet project is up against “Tiller and Beyond: Abortion Wars in Kansas” from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, “Equal Play” from The New York Times, “Detained by a Dictator” from Real America with Jorge Ramos, and last but not least, “‘Infested,’ He …

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News - Legislative Pulse: Opposing ‘Cap-and-Swindle ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 20, 2018  · Laws restricting carbon dioxide emissions are a vehicle used to rob from the productive and redistribute to the pet projects of the state. A classic case of picking winners and losers, with Oregonians being the losers on all fronts. H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. ([email protected]heartland.org) is a research fellow at The Heartland Institute.

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News - Fight Virus Not Carbon | Heartland Institute

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 26, 2020  · Candidate Bernie Sanders pegs his pet version at $11 trillion, which is still way low. Estimates run to $91 trillion. Some of that spending should go to upgrading the health care system, while the rest just goes way without harming the economy. The Democrats should endorse CLINTEL’s call for action instead of the foolish Green New Deal.

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News - California to Regulate Cow Pies, Farts | Heartland ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 26, 2016  · Yahoo News quoted state Sen. Jeff Stone (R-Temecula) saying the spending “goes to many Democrat pet projects … pursu[ing] long-term greenhouse gas reduction goals that will continue to harm families and jobs.”

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Publications - Research & Commentary: Tennessee Should ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Feb 14, 2019  · In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines several new proposals in Tennessee that would roll back or fully repeal the state's certificate of need laws.

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Podcasts - Todd Myers: Washington State Carbon Tax Defeat ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 29, 2016  · Environmentalists rejected the tax because it was revenue neutral, rather than giving more money and power to government, and to green energy programs and other pet environmental programs of theirs, it would have given a tax cut to consumers and some businesses.

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Publications - Research & Commentary: Alabama Should ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 06, 2021  · In this Research & Commentary, Christina Herrin evaluates how Alabama would benefit from Certificate of Need Law Reform. Currently, 38 states enforce certificate of need (CON) laws, which raise health care costs, limit competition, and create barriers for …

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Publications - Research & Commentary: Political ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 21, 2017  · In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new study that examines how health care providers can influence the CON process through targeted donations to the elected officials responsible for assembling the CON boards making the decisions.

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Time Magazine Names its Person, er, Child of the Year ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 08, 2020  · Time magazine recently named its Person of the Year for 2019: Greta Thunberg.In case you have never heard of Ms. Thunberg, she is the 16-year-old climate activist who refuses to attend school because she is so concerned with striking for her pet cause of climate change.

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Publications - Research & Commentary: Certificate of ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 07, 2017  · In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a Florida plan to roll back a portion of its certificate of need laws for hospitals.

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Podcasts - Taxes and Regulations Killing New Jersey's ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Feb 20, 2019  · New taxes and regulations are driving businesses and residents from the state. Wirths says its easy to be big hearted and give money away for pet causes when the money one is spending is someone else's. New Jersey's energy are also rising with the Governor's decision to rejoin the regional greenhouse gas initiative.

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COVID-19 Reading: A Sand County Almanac | The Freedom Pub

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 21, 2020  · Thus economists must find free range somewhere for their pet aspersions, such as submarginality, regression, and institutional rigidity. Within the ample reaches of the Sand counties these economic terms of reproach find beneficial exercise, free pasturage, and immunity from the gadflies of …

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