Today’s Capitol Bell from The Daily Signal

The Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. is America’s premier national think tank, and with Trump’s victory it is once again at the center of the policy making action. Here are four links and summaries from their Daily Signal email today:

Study Shows Americans Flock to States With Less Burdensome Taxes
Migration patterns for 2016 show that Americans tended to move away from high-tax states and into states where residents keep more of what they earn. United Van Lines, the nation’s largest moving company, recently released its annual movers study report showing that South Dakota overtook Oregon as the top inbound destination, Johnny Kampis reports.

Tom Price Will Restore the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., told senators that he wants to work with Congress to “make certain that every American has access to the highest quality care and coverage that is possible” and “put in place a system that gives every person the financial feasibility to be able to purchase the coverage they want for themselves and for their family. Again, not what the government forces them to buy.”

How the Law Could Punish You for Trying to Stay Warm
Warming up the car while enjoying a morning coffee is a time-honored tradition for millions of Americans every winter day. But Roseville, Michigan, resident Nick Taylor learned that it is also illegal in his home state. Taylor received a $128 ticket for leaving his car sitting in idle to warm up in his own driveway, writes The Heritage Foundation’s David Rosenthal.

Scott Pruitt Provides an Opportunity to Rein in a Rogue EPA
Protesters with megaphones are making a lot of noise over the confirmation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. But Pruitt and others concerned about an agency that has grossly exceeded its statutory authority and threatened individual liberty are giving a bigger megaphone to voices all over the country that need to be heard, writes The Heritage Foundation’s Nick Loris.

Trump Team Prepares Dramatic Cuts
“Donald Trump is ready to take an ax to government spending. Staffers for the Trump transition team have been meeting with career staff at the White House ahead of Friday’s presidential inauguration to outline their plans for shrinking the federal bureaucracy, The Hill has learned. The changes they propose are dramatic,” reports Alexander Bolton in The Hill.