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Oct 6, 2015

Alex Salter: The Legal Policy of Space Junk

In this episode of the weekly Budget & Tax News podcast, managing editor Jesse Hathaway takes a leap into the Final Frontier, talking with Texas Tech University economics pro

Oct 6, 2015

Western States Fighting for Control of Federal Lands

A new report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) highlights a growing rift between Western states and the national government over what the states argue is gross

Oct 6, 2015

Obama Imposes Costly Ozone Rule

The Obama administration imposed a new 70 parts per billion (ppb) ozone limit on October 1st.

Oct 6, 2015

Kentucky Governor Candidates Call for Park Private-Public Partnerships

Both major candidates running for governor of Kentucky are calling for the state to explore entering into public-private partnerships (P3s) to improve the quality of the state’s 4

Oct 5, 2015

Dr. Merrill Matthews: Hillary Clinton’s Plan Makes Prescription Drugs More Expensive

In today’s edition of the Heartland Daily Podcast, Dr.

Oct 5, 2015

African-American Parents Emphatically Favor School Choice, Survey Finds

African-American parents overwhelmingly favor school choice, according to a new nationwide report conducted by Brilliant Corners Research and Strategies (BCRS).