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New R Street Policy Paper: Female prisoners need tailored reentry programs
Jesse Kelley

In the last 30 years, the number of women in prison grew at a rate of 1.5 times that of men. Yet despite the fact that they now comprise the most rapidly growing group of ex-offenders in the United…

Lehmann: House-passed measure would set back international insurance
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (July 10, 2018) – The R Street Institute today expressed disappointment with the U.S. House’s approval of H.R. 4537, the International Insurance Standards Act of 2017, a measure that…

Lien on me: How states use occupational licensing to punish student loan defaults
Ann Phelan

Washington DC (June 27) – In recent years, college graduates have found themselves increasingly saddled with student loan debt. Even worse, many of these graduates fall behind on that debt –…

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…