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Feb 10, 2016

Kyle Maichle: Free Speech on College Campuses

In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Kyle Maichle, project manager for constitutional reform at The Heartland Institute joins Host Donald Kendal to talk about free speech issues on co

Feb 10, 2016

Alaska Taxi Driver Demands Thaw of City’s Freeze on Uber

Months after Anchorage, Alaska lawmakers forced Uber, a popular transportation network company that directly connects drivers and riders, to halt its operations in the city, a loc

Feb 10, 2016

Ohio Lawmaker Proposes Protections for Testing Opt-Outs

Responding to the increasing popularity of opting out of Common Core-aligned standardized tests, Ohio lawmakers are proposing reforms to the way government schools are “graded” on

Feb 10, 2016

How the Environmental Movement Morphed into the Climate Change Movement

“Network” has become a common last name for dozens of radical environmental groups, including the Rainforest Action Network, Pesticide Action Network, Climate Action Network, and

Feb 10, 2016

California State Pension Board Overrides San Diego’s Entitlement Reforms

San Diego, California lawmakers are appealing a ruling by the state’s labor relations board that rolls back pension entitlement reforms approved by voters four years ago.

Feb 10, 2016

Georgia Commission Releases Reform Recommendations

A Georgia government commission released a report in December 2015 detailing recommended reforms lawmakers should consider during the recently convened legislative session.