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Aug 1, 2015

Despite Problems, Mississippi Education Savings Accounts Show Promise

An innovative new education law in Mississippi expands school choice options for parents of special-needs students.

Jul 31, 2015

Study Suggest ‘Regressive’ Gas Tax Hike for Hawaiians

The Hawaii Reporter reports, Tom Yamachika, head of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii, has recently uncovered an economic study for commissioned by the state recommending, among other things, H

Jul 31, 2015

Number of Homeschoolers Increases Nationally

Parents choosing to home school their kids remain part of a growing movement across the country.

Jul 31, 2015

Glendale, Arizona City Council Cancels Sports Subsidy Contract

The City of Glendale, Arizona is canceling the city’s subsidization of the Arizona Coyotes National Hockey League team, ending an agreement to transfer $225 million in taxpayer funds to the sports

Jul 31, 2015

Even Alarmists View Hansen Warning As a Farce

Climate Change Weekly #181 [ Subscribe ]

Jul 30, 2015

David Williams: Shining a light on the Darker side of solar power

In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, H.