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2013-11-08 23:01:06

The Environmental Protection Agency today is hosting a “Public Listening Session” at the Metcalfe Federal Building in Chicago, allowing the public to weigh in on the Obama administration’s “Climate Action Plan.” The plan would grant broad powers to EPA to curb the production of fossil fuels, strictly regulate coal-fired power plants, and funnel taxpayer money toward “green energy” companies. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Heartland Institute Policy Advisors...

2013-10-31 23:04:38

Residents of Michigan could soon gain the liberty to sell tickets to sporting events and concerts at a price above its face value – a currently illegal, but largely tolerated practice known as scalping. State Rep. Tim Kelly (R-Saginaw) this week introduced House Bill 5108, a measure that would repeal an 82-year-old Michigan law outlawing scalping. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Residents of Michigan could soon gain the liberty to sell tickets to sporting events and concerts at a...

2013-08-13 23:00:54

The Obama administration has delayed until 2015 the limits on out-of-pocket costs under the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Under the law, out-of-pocket costs were not supposed to exceed $6,350 annually for an individual or $12,700 a year for a family; the delay was outlined on the Department of Labor’s Web site since February, but went unreported until this week. Chicago,IL (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 The Obama administration has delayed until 2015 the limits on...

2013-07-20 23:04:17

The following statements from health care policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. (PRWEB) July 20, 2013 The House of Representatives last night voted to delay both the employer mandate and the individual mandate of Obamacare by one year. The following statements from health care policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. For more comments, refer to the contact...

2013-07-03 23:01:12

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Obama administration announced it was delaying until 2015 the mandate that employers provide insurance under Obamacare. Under the mandate, employers with more than 50 workers would be fined as much as $3,000 per employee if they didn’t offer “affordable” insurance starting in 2014. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Late Tuesday afternoon, the Obama administration announced it was delaying until 2015 the mandate that employers provide insurance under...

2013-06-29 23:18:43

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) this week introduced the Wireless Tax Fairness Act (S. 1235), a bill that would impose a moratorium on state and local taxes on cell phones and other wireless services. The house version of the legislation (H.R. 2309) was introduced by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Trent Franks (R-AZ) earlier this month. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) this week introduced the Wireless Tax Fairness Act(S. 1235), a...

2013-06-25 23:01:04

President Barack Obama today delivered a speech laying out his energy and environment agenda for his second term – a plan that includes tighter regulations on power plants, mandates to increase vehicle mileage, and increased subsidies for solar and wind projects on federal lands. The following statements from energy and environment policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 President Barack...

2013-06-14 23:02:43

Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Trent Franks (R-AZ) this week introduced the Wireless Tax Fairness Act, a bill that would impose a moratorium on state and local taxes on cell phones and other wireless services. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Trent Franks (R-AZ) this week introduced the Wireless Tax Fairness Act, a bill that would impose a moratorium on state and local taxes on cell phones and other wireless services. The following statements from tax and...

2013-06-12 23:15:23

The Chinese Academy of Sciences has translated and published a Chinese edition of Climate Change Reconsidered and Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report, two hefty volumes containing more than 1,200 pages of peer-reviewed data on climate change originally published by The Heartland Institute in 2009 and 2011. The two books present a sweeping rebuttal of the findings of the United Nations´ controversial Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) June...

2013-06-07 23:03:42

The Guardian newspaper in London Wednesday night reported that the National Security Agency has long collected phone records from some 100 million Verizon customers in the United States. The following statements from public policy experts at The Heartland Institute — a free-market think tank — may be used for attribution. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 The Guardian newspaper in London Wednesday night reported that the National Security Agency has long collected phone records...