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Feb 8, 2016

Parents Cheer for School Choice at Mississippi Capitol

School choice advocates in Mississippi held a rally at the Mississippi State Capitol to celebrate educational reform victories of the past, such as the passage of legislation that

Feb 8, 2016

New Mexico Gov. Martinez Revives Right-to-Work Push

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) is attempting, for the second time, to bring right-to-work (RTW) reform to her state.

Feb 8, 2016

Kentucky Lawmakers Propose Rebooting State Education Standards

Kentucky lawmakers are proposing to reform the state’s education standards.

Feb 8, 2016

Research & Commentary: Certificate of Need Reform in Florida

Florida is one of 36 states that limits the ability of health care providers to expand their businesses through an approval process known as certificate of need (CON).

Feb 8, 2016

Research & Commentary: Colorado’s Hospital Provider Tax and TABOR Collide

Funding Medicaid programs has proven to be an increasingly difficult task for many states.

Feb 8, 2016

Tim Bishop: EPA Taking Authority Over Land Using Clean Water Act

In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Tim Bishop, a partner in the Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Practice at MayerBrown LLP, who is serving as counsel for the American Farm Bu