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Jul 6, 2015

Testing Glitches Concern Florida Parents, Teachers

Twice this academic year, students attempting to take the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) had to stop because of technical problems with the computer program used to administer the tests.

Jul 6, 2015

Delaware Lawmakers Plan to Kill State’s ‘Death Tax’

As revenue from taxing families’ inheritances continues to dwindle, Delaware lawmakers are proposing a repeal of the state’s estate tax, also called the “death tax.”

Jul 6, 2015

Former Indiana Governor Recognized for Private-Public Partnership Work

The Reason Foundation has recognized former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels’ (R) efforts to save taxpayers money and increase the efficiency of public services, awarding Daniels with th

Jul 6, 2015

Hepatitis C Specialty Drugs: Prevalence, Treatment and Cost Projections for State of California

California’s taxpayers could pay billions of dollars to treat hepatitis C patients in various state-funded programs, according to an analysis commissioned by the California Association of Health Pl

Jul 6, 2015

State Sen. Carlyle Begay (AZ): Enviro Regs Hurt Navajo Nation

In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, H. Sterling Burnett, managing editor of Environment & Climate News speaks with State Sen. Carlyle Begay.

Jul 6, 2015

Climate Policy and National Security

Panelists at the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change in June discussed President Barack Obama’s May 20 address before the U.S.