U.S. Public Transit Ridership Down 59 Percent in March Versus Pre-Pandemic Level

Public transit carried 33 percent fewer riders in March 2021 than in March 2020 and 59 percent fewer than in March 2019, according to data published...

Shapiro: Biden Sets Everything on Fire

By Ben Shapiro Joe Biden is the luckiest man ever to assume the presidency. He succeeded an unpopular figure. He was inaugurated just two weeks after...

Stossel: Heroes Act Is More Welfare for the Rich

Congress passed the $2.2 trillion Heroes Act. House Democrats said it gives money to "governments who desperately need funds." But it also gives lots of money...

Ninety-Eight Percent of the Way There: Trump’s Super V-Shaped Recovery

The U.S. economy peaked in late 2019 at $21 trillion. We are now, remarkably, 98% back to where we were before the terrible COVID-19...

Rhode Island Senate Will Consider Minimum Wage Hikes

Following the financial roller coaster that was 2020, many state legislatures are beginning sessions reeling from budget deficits due to lost tax revenue courtesy...

Rhode Island House Considering Bills to Increase Minimum Wage

Like most state legislatures, Rhode Island has spent substantial time in 2021 focused on economic concerns after a tumultuous 2020. Lawmakers in the Ocean State...

Michigan House Approves Plan to Protect Whistleblowers

By Scott McClallen (The Center Square) – The Michigan House Wednesday approved a plan to bolster government accountability by protecting state employees who blow the...

States, Political Parties Draw Battle Lines over Taxpayer Funding of Critical Race Theory

By Casey Harper A grassroots group of conservatives and Republican state leaders is pushing back after the Biden administration tied federal education funding to adopting...

Employment Lags Rest of Economy Due to Government Unemployment Bonus

Today's employment numbers show jobs growing at only about a 2 percent annual rate. While most measures of the economy are booming, jobs are...

Maine Republicans Push for Tax Breaks in Budget Talks

By Christian Wade (The Center Square) – After being largely bypassed by Democrats in the state's two-year budget process, Republican lawmakers are pressing for tax...

Pritzker Refuses to Commit to a Date to Lift Restrictions

By Kevin Bessler (The Center Square) – Illinois will continue with public gathering restrictions in place for the immediate future. On Monday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker was...

Ohio Senators Propose Sports Betting Legislation

By J.D. Davidson (The Center Square) – Saying it’s going to be highly regulated and an economic development opportunity, four Ohio state senators unveiled legislation...

This Week in the Heartland Daily News

Eileen Griffin covers the biggest stories from this week in the Heartland Daily News. https://youtu.be/RwTCorg8wGU References stories: U.S. Economy: Explosive Increase in Incomes and Spending Is Very...

Teaching Critical Race Theory to End in Arkansas Agencies Without Governor’s Signature

Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson allowed legislation to become law without his signature Monday that ends the use of critical race theory education for...

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S.T. Karnick is the director of publications, a research fellow for The Heartland Institute, and the managing editor of Budget & Tax News.