Tim Benson

Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.
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Commentary: Time Is Now for Education Freedom Accounts in New Mexico

Proposed legislation in the New Mexico House of Representatives would set up “Education Freedom Accounts,” an education savings account (ESA) program for New Mexico students. If passed, the ESAs would be available to...

Commentary: Enacting ESA, Opening up TCLISSP, Would Help Kansas Families Deal with Pandemic

Legislation in the Kansas House of Representatives would establish the Student Empowerment Program, an education savings account (ESA) program for low-income and at-risk Kansas children. The program would also be open to Kansas...

Commentary: Expanding Choice Scholarship Program and Enacting Special Needs ESA Would Provide Timely Help for Indiana Children

Legislation moving forward in the Indiana House of Representatives would expand eligibility for the state’s popular Choice Scholarship Program (CSP) voucher and also establish a new education savings account (ESA) program for children...

Study Shows Potential Economic Pain in California if Fracking is Banned on Federal Lands

A new study from the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming reports a ban on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on federal lands would lead to “significant fiscal and economic losses” in California, including,$3 billion in lost tax revenue and $8.4 billion in lost income through 2040.

Commentary: Education Savings Accounts for West Virginia Children Have Never Been More Timely and Necessary

Legislation introduced in the West Virginia Senate would establish a nearly-universal education savings account (ESA) program in the Mountain State. If passed, ESAs would be available to families with a child currently enrolled...

Commentary: Bills Expanding Eligibility to ESA Program and Lexie’s Law All Help Provide Great Education Options for Arizona Children

The Arizona Legislature has seen a flurry of school choice legislation introduced this session that could provide tremendous help to families looking for better educational options for their children. Three bills involve expanding...

Study Shows Potential Economic Pain in North Dakota If Fracking Is Banned on Federal Lands

A new study from the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming (UW) lays out how a ban on hydraulic fracturing on federal lands would lead to “significant fiscal and economic losses” in North Dakota, resulting in $500 million in lost tax revenue and $8.3 billion in lost income through 2040.

Study Shows Potential Economic Pain in Utah If Fracking Is Banned on Federal Lands

A new study from the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming (UW) lays out how a ban on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on federal lands would lead to “significant fiscal and economic losses” in Utah, showing such a ban would result in $150 million in lost tax revenue and $6.9 Billion in lost income through 2040.

Commentary: After Pandemic, Kentucky Families Deserve the Education Opportunity Account Program

Legislation in the Kentucky Senate would establish the Education Opportunity Account Program, an education savings account (ESA) program for low-income Kentucky children. With an ESA, state education funds allocated for a child are placed...

Commentary: K-5 ESA Would Be a Great First Step for North Dakota School Choice

Legislation in the North Dakota House of Representatives has been recently introduced that would establish an education savings account (ESA) program for all North Dakota children in grades K–5. If passed, the ESAs would be...

Tim Benson

Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.

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