Tim Benson

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

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Report: Most States Provide Parents Little Education Choice, Access

Most states make it difficult for parents to choose their children’s education, a new study by the Center for Education Reform (CER) reports. The Center for Education Reform’s (CER) 2020 Parent Power! Index...

School Violence, Bullying Increased in California, CDC Reports

Government schools in California are getting worse at keeping children safe, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. The latest data from the CDC’s biennial Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)...

Oil and Natural Gas Industry Provides High-Paying Careers for Americans without College Degrees, Says Union Survey

The oil and gas industries provide good paying jobs, allowing even non-college graduates to attain the middle class, according to two studies commissioned by the North America’s Building Trades Unions.

Pennsylvania House Passes Bill to Block Governor from Unilaterally Joining RGGI

A bill to block Gov. Tom Wolf from unilaterally entering Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative passed the state House of Representatives and now awaits action in the state Senate.

Espinoza Decision Unblocks Education Choice Funding for Religious Schools, Deals Fatal Blow to Blaine Amendments

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue is a landmark ruling in favor of religious freedom and individual choice.

Heartland Institute Submits Coalition Letter Supporting FERC Management of Net Metering

Fourteen research institute’s joined The Heartland Institute in filing a public comment with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in support of a petition filed with the agency by the New England Ratepayers Association to end the ability of states to pass the costs of roof top solar panel installations on to ratepayers in general.

New Hampshire State Senator Apologizes for Putdown of Lower-Income Families, Choice

New Hampshire State Sen. Jeanne Dietsch (D-Peterborough) apologized to her constituents after audio from a committee hearing discussion about the state’s Learn Everywhere bill revealed she said although school choice is “great”...

Common Core is Causing Florida NAEP Scores to Plummet at Historic Rate

The adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has led to a “historic” drop in student achievement scores on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) test, also known as the...

New Hampshire Net Metering Expansion in Limbo

The New Hampshire State Senate has overridden Gov. Chris Sununu's February veto of SB 159, a bill to expand net metering in the Granite State, leaving open the possibility the bill could...

Ratepayers Group Petitions to End State Net Metering

The New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) has filed a petition with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to prevent states from passing on the costs of rooftop solar panel installations to ratepayers...

Tim Benson

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

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