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Jul 3, 2015

Climate Truths Defended in Conference Keynote Addresses

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint kicked off the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change on June 11 by presenting the 2015 Political Leadership on Climate Change Award to U.S.

Jul 3, 2015

Michigan State Education Officials Push for Higher Teacher Pay

Michigan’s outgoing State Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael Flanagan made headlines one year ago when he said he wanted all public school teachers to make $100,000 or more.

Jul 3, 2015

Small Businesses Face Obscure Obamacare Penalty

Businesses that reimburse their employees for health care costs may face large Internal Revenue Service (IRS) penalties even though they may be unaware of the risks.

Jul 3, 2015

Study: Occupational Licensing Rules Hurt More Than They Help

Across the nation, state legislatures are re-evaluating the necessity of regulating individuals’ occupational choices.

Jul 3, 2015

Amanda Maxham: Defeating Alarmism and Helping People Flourish

In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, H. Sterling Burnett, managing editor of Environment & Climate News speaks with Amanda Maxham.

Jul 3, 2015

Union Cash Didn’t Deter Top PA Senate Republican From Backing Privatization

Money talks in politics, but sometimes not loudly enough.