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Oct 12, 2015

Georgia Gas Tax Hike Drives Shoppers Across Border

On July 1, Georgia implemented a new flat-rate gas tax, increasing the excise tax by about 12 cents per gallon.

Oct 12, 2015

An Afternoon with Angelo Codevilla & Donald J. Devine Pt. 1

In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, we listen in to a conversation between Heartland President Joe Bast, and scholars Angelo Codevilla and Donald J. Devine Ph.D.

Oct 12, 2015

Federal Control of Nuclear Waste Hamstrings Industry

The nuclear power industry in the United States has been held back by a dysfunctional, federally controlled, centrally planned system of nuclear waste management, say the authors

Oct 12, 2015

Philadelphia Regulators Seek Uber Ban, Legal Fees

In addition to its current practice of impounding vehicles being used as “unauthorized service providers,” Philadelphia regulators filed a lawsuit against Uber, a popular transpor

Oct 12, 2015

GAO: IRS Still Lacks Safeguards to Prevent Political Targeting

In the wake of revelations Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents unfairly targeted certain non-profit organizations for enhanced compliance scrutiny, the U.S.