Press Releases


R Street Institute Welcomes Release of Republican Study Committee FY2020 Budget

WASHINGTON (May 2, 2019) – The R Street Institute welcomes today’s release of the Republican Study Committee FY2020 Budget: Preserving American Freedom. Though R Street does not agree with every…

R Street Policy Short No. 71: Postsecondary Education in North Carolina Jails and Prisons
Corinne Day

(May 1, 2019) – Increasing access to higher education in prisons is key to
successful criminal justice reform. In North Carolina, HB 463 was introduced to
address the need for increased…

R Street Policy Study No. 172: Efficient Solutions for Issues in Electricity Seams
Corinne Day

Last month, the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission issued a notice of inquiry asking for ways to improve
incentives for the construction of electric transmission. It is pertinent to
understand the…

R Street Policy Study No. 171: The Future of Prison Work: Private Employment Behind Bars
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (April 29) — U.S. unemployment numbers recently
reached a 49-year low, with private businesses facing a labor
shortage. At the same time, formerly incarcerated individuals…

Florida Legislature Finally Passes Substantial Assignment-of-Benefits Reform
R.J. Lehmann

(April 24, 2019) – The seventh time was the charm for the Florida
Legislature, as the state Senate today passed House-passed reforms to stem the
flood of abusive…

R Street Institute named one of Washingtonian’s top ‘Great Places to Work’

WASHINGTON (April 18, 2018) ­– The R Street Institute today is pleased to announce their inclusion in the Washingtonian’s 50 ‘Great Places to Work’ in the Washington, DC area.

For nearly…

R Street Applauds Introduction of the Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) Act
Caroline Kitchens

D.C. (April 16) – The R Street Institute applauds the
introduction of the Restoring Education and Learning (REAL Act) introduced last
week by Senators Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Mike Lee,…

R Street Policy Study No. 170: Broadening the Lens on Supply Chain Security in the Cyber Domain
Corinne Day

15) – Last year’s John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act banned
government use of certain products from Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE. But
these firms are not the…

R Street Praises Florida House Passage of Assignment-of-Benefits Reform
R.J. Lehmann

(April 11, 2019) – The R Street Institute commends the Florida House of
Representatives for passage of H.B. 7065, legislation intended to address the
state’s epidemic of…

R Street Short No. 70: Policing Requires An ‘Epic’ Shift
Corinne Day

In light of the institutional failures of consent decrees
in police departments across the country, the New Orleans Police Department’s
Ethical Policing is Courageous (EPIC) program provides an…