Underemployment in the states is highest in some Western and Midwestern states.
Steve Staneck interviews Ben Van Metre, Senior Budget, Tax and Policy Analyst at the Illinois Policy Institute, regarding Illinois’ movement from Flat tax to Progressive income tax. This movement is[…]
Why should unduly burdensome regulations that place obstacles in the path of those looking to exercise one right be struck down while equally burdensome regulations that infringe on another right are upheld?
Washington state is conservative, except for Seattle, which delivers the entire state’s electoral votes for the most left-wing plausible candidate every four years. The same is true of Oregon, except[…]
[First published in the Orange County Register.] A few days after the big election, and the smoke is clearing. We’re beginning to see the most consequential vote of Nov. 6[…]
States across the country continue to be fiscally-suffocated by debt from health entitlement programs, especially Medicaid. The State of Illinois has sought ways to curb it’s deficit, but few have[…]
As a lifelong Illinois resident, I long ago came to believe that my state government is more than corrupt, incompetent, inept, wasteful, abusive, etc. It is evil. Last Thursday I[…]
In the midst of state budgetary turmoil, it is not surprising that legislators are turning to unconstitutional regulatory measures in the pursuit of a few extra tax dollars. Arkansas, Connecticut,[…]
If Illinois citizens needed any further evidence of the contempt this state’s leaders have for us, here it is in this Chicago Tribune headline and subheadline: CME, Sears tax break[…]
The state of Illinois is in trouble. We’re the California of the Midwest — and it’s not because we have lovely beaches. We’re moving faster every day to becoming the same[…]
From our friends at the Illinois Policy Institute today comes a telling, telling chart with a brief report documenting what they, we at The Heartland Institute and many others warned[…]
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was found guilty today on 17 of 20 counts in his corruption trial in federal court. Maureen Martin, senior fellow for legal affairs at Heartland,[…]
One year ago, I moved from the fiscal basket case that is the state of California to the second-worst-fiscal-basket-case state of Illinois. (I sure know how to pick ‘em!) The[…]
My colleague at The Heartland Institute, Eli Lehrer wrote a rather controversial op-ed for the Weekly Standard recently arguing that “Pensions Aren’t the Problem.” Eli’s piece makes some good points[…]