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Emma Kaden is an assistant editor at The Heartland Institute.
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Connecticut Sports Center Could Reopen Later This Year—With Triple Its Usual Deficit

The XL Center arena, located in Hartford, Connecticut, may reopen later this year with a large drop in revenue and much bigger operating losses, according to the Capital Region Development Authority (CDRA). The...

California Regulators Approve Diesel Power Plan to Avert Wildfire Blackouts

California regulators approved a plan for Pacific Gas & Electric to use diesel-powered generators to keep electricity flowing during anticipated pre-emptive blackouts during the 2020 wildfire season.

Colorado Governor Signs Off on Major State Budget Cuts

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a $30 billion state budget for fiscal year 2021, with spending cuts amounting to 21 percent of the overall budget. The new budget goes into effect on July...

Michigan Court OKs Enbridge Pipeline Construction, Rules Process Constitutional

The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of a law allowing the construction of a replacement Enbridge oil pipeline tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac.

Kids Are Much More at Risk from Flu Than COVID-19, Study Finds

School-aged children between the ages of five and 14 have a one in 200,000 chance of dying from influenza but a one in 2.5 million chance of dying from COVID-19.

Florida Gov. DeSantis Plans Major Cuts to State Budget

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he plans to cut enough spending from the state’s proposed $93.2 billion budget to prevent a COVID-fueled budget deficit. Legislators passed a record spending plan for fiscal year...

New Analysis Debunks New Jersey’s $10 Billion Budget Shortfall

A new analysis challenges the claim by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy of a $10 billion shortfall in state revenue due to the COVID-19-related economic lockdown. Murphy told reporters at a May 22...

USDA Finalizes Rule Deregulating Some Biotech Crop Development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a final rule to exempt some genetically edited plants from government oversight, in part, by allowing automatic approval of variations of previously approved genetically modified crops.

Pandemic Shutdown Blasts Big Hole in Oklahoma’s Tax Revenues

Over the past year, Oklahoma state tax revenue has dropped by 14 percent and oil and gas production revenue has dropped by 59 percent, with COVID-19 being a major factor. Gross receipts to...

California Gov. Newsom Proposes Cutting Climate Spending to Help Plug Budget Gap

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed cancelling billions of dollars in climate spending to help close the financial gap created by the COVID-19 crisis.

Emma Kaden

Emma Kaden is an assistant editor at The Heartland Institute.

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Connecticut Sports Center Could Reopen Later This Year—With Triple Its Usual Deficit

The XL Center arena, located in Hartford, Connecticut, may reopen later this year with a large drop in revenue and much bigger operating losses,...

California Regulators Approve Diesel Power Plan to Avert Wildfire Blackouts

California regulators approved a plan for Pacific Gas & Electric to use diesel-powered generators to keep electricity flowing during anticipated pre-emptive blackouts during the 2020 wildfire season.

Colorado Governor Signs Off on Major State Budget Cuts

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a $30 billion state budget for fiscal year 2021, with spending cuts amounting to 21 percent of the overall...

Michigan Court OKs Enbridge Pipeline Construction, Rules Process Constitutional

The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of a law allowing the construction of a replacement Enbridge oil pipeline tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac.

Kids Are Much More at Risk from Flu Than COVID-19, Study Finds

School-aged children between the ages of five and 14 have a one in 200,000 chance of dying from influenza but a one in 2.5 million chance of dying from COVID-19.

Florida Gov. DeSantis Plans Major Cuts to State Budget

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he plans to cut enough spending from the state’s proposed $93.2 billion budget to prevent a COVID-fueled budget deficit. Legislators...

New Analysis Debunks New Jersey’s $10 Billion Budget Shortfall

A new analysis challenges the claim by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy of a $10 billion shortfall in state revenue due to the COVID-19-related...

USDA Finalizes Rule Deregulating Some Biotech Crop Development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a final rule to exempt some genetically edited plants from government oversight, in part, by allowing automatic approval of variations of previously approved genetically modified crops.

Pandemic Shutdown Blasts Big Hole in Oklahoma’s Tax Revenues

Over the past year, Oklahoma state tax revenue has dropped by 14 percent and oil and gas production revenue has dropped by 59 percent,...

California Gov. Newsom Proposes Cutting Climate Spending to Help Plug Budget Gap

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed cancelling billions of dollars in climate spending to help close the financial gap created by the COVID-19 crisis.