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: 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...

Commentary: ESA Bill Would Provide Timely Help to Georgia’s Low-Income, Special Needs, and Bullied Students

Legislation in the Georgia House of Representatives has been recently introduced that would establish an education savings account (ESA) program for low-income students (those in families with incomes below 200 percent of the federal...

Commentary: Education Freedom Accounts Are Just What New Hampshire Families Need

Legislation recently introduced in the New Hampshire House of Representatives would establish “Education Freedom Accounts,” an education savings account (ESA) program for Granite State families. If passed, Education Freedom Accounts would be available to...

Commentary: Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Just What Missouri Families Need in 2021

Legislation moving through the Missouri Senate would create a program providing Missouri children with access to education savings accounts (ESA): the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program. With an ESA, state education funds allocated for...

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

A new study from the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming lays out how a ban on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on federal lands would lead to “significant fiscal and economic losses” in New Mexico through 2040, including costing the state $62 billion in lost tax revenue and $85 billion in lost income.

Commentary: ESA Program Is a Timely Imperative for Iowa Children

Legislation making its way through the Iowa Senate would, among other things, establish the Student First Scholarship Program, an education savings account (ESA) program open to children attending a “public school identified for...

Tim Benson

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

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