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R Street disappointed by SCOTUS decision in internet sales tax case
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (June 21, 2018) – The R Street Institute today expressed deep concern that the U.S. Supreme Court’s majority opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair sets dangerous precedent that could…

“You’re not the boss of me!”: The ITC’s order against Comcast is an overreach of federal agency power
David Bahr

Washington (June 21) – The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), a federal agency that deals with foreign trade, has issued an order against Comcast, a purely domestic company that engages in…

Wireless spectrum and markets: a match made in economic heaven
Ann Phelan

Washington D.C. (June 18) – Wireless devices have become a commonplace wonder in today’s day and age. Every day, people all over the world use their devices to stream videos, text friends, look…

California’s Dynamex decision: Bad for the state’s economy, bad for workers, bad for companies
Ann Phelan

Washington DC (June 12) – In a recent ruling, the California Supreme Court not only changed how worker classification occurs in the nation’s most economically-important state but also expressed…

Banning e-cigarette flavors isn’t as simple (or useful) as the FDA thinks
Ann Phelan

Washington DC (June 11) – This past March, the Food and Drug administration (FDA) announced a consultation on proposed rule-making about the use of flavors in tobacco products. The initiative is…

R Street Institute names Andy Smarick director of Civil Society, Education and Work

WASHINGTON (June 5, 2018) – The R Street Institute today announced the addition of Andy Smarick director of Civil Society, Education and Work, where he will research and write on issues such as…

Health advocates save San Francisco’s flavored-tobacco ban, but vote will harm public health
Ann Phelan

SAN FRANCISCO (June 5, 2018) – In Tuesday’s primary election, San Francisco voters kept in place a law passed by the board of supervisors last year that banned the sale of flavored-tobacco…

R Street policy paper: ‘Good moral character’ laws are anything but, punish formerly incarcerated
Ann Phelan

Washington DC (May 31) – Across the United States, burdensome occupational licensing laws keep many qualified and hardworking Americans from earning a living. Not only do these laws hurt the…

R Street welcomes final passage of S. 2155
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (May 22, 2018) — The R Street Institute applauds the U.S. House for today’s passage of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. The legislation,…

VOTE ALERT: Vote NO on H.R. 2, the House Farm Bill
Caroline Kitchens

Friday, May 18 (Washington) The R Street Institute urges all members to vote NO on H.R. 2, the House Farm Bill.

While Farm Bills are known for being bloated and wasteful, this iteration is even…