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Aug 26, 2015

Michigan Legislators Attempt to Reform Taxpayer-funded Release Time for Unions

Legislators in the Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature are trying to prevent tax dollars from being used to pay public school union members for taking “union leave time” to

Aug 26, 2015

Former U.N. Climate Chief Fired by Research Institute

Life continues to get tougher for the former head of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri.

Aug 26, 2015

Why We Must Re-frame the Health Care Debate for Young People

Consumer Power Report #470

Aug 26, 2015

EIF: Obamacare, Medicaid Expansion and Welfare Reform

In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, we listen in to Heartland's Emerging Issues Forum (EIF) held in Seattle, Washington.

Aug 26, 2015

The Subprime College Crisis

School Choice Weekly #102

Aug 26, 2015

Salem, Oregon City Council Snuffs Out Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes in Parks

The Salem, Oregon City Council voted to ban tobacco and e-cigarette use in public parks. The ban started on August 22.