Press Releases


R Street Institute: Stop encouraging development in flood-prone regions
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Feb. 20, 2020) – The threat of sea-level rise should force policymakers to rethink policies that encourage development in flood-prone regions, like the National Flood Insurance Program…

Why the Federal Government Must Continue Investing in the Charter Schools Program
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Feb. 19, 2020) – Charter schools are under attack from both sides of the aisle. Many Democratic presidential candidates have actively expressed concerns about charter schools. Senators…

R Street Institute Releases 2019 Broadband Scorecard Report
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Feb. 12, 2020) – The latest edition of the R Street Institute’s Broadband Scorecard, released on Wednesday, includes all state legislation passed through 2019. While the U.S. Congress…

Bryson Bort Joins the R Street Institute as National Security and Cybersecurity Senior Fellow
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Feb. 11, 2020) – The R Street Institute recently welcomed Bryson Bort as a new senior fellow for the National Security and Cybersecurity program.

In this role, Bort will provide…

Wipe the Slate Clean in Connecticut
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Feb. 10, 2020) – Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont introduced a clean slate bill on Wednesday as part of his State of the State address.

In a new policy short, R Street Associate…

R Street welcomes legislation to tackle repetitive flood losses
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (Feb. 7, 2020) – The R Street Institute praised today’s introduction by Reps. David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) of H.R. 5776, the Repeatedly Flooded Communities…

Justice Reform Can’t Ignore Juveniles in the Lone Star State
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Feb. 5, 2020) – Texas has been heralded as a leader in the criminal justice reform space for at least the past decade. The need for reform began circa 2000, when the prison population…

What’s Up and Coming in Railway Safety Technology
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Feb. 3, 2020) – In 2019, the Federal Railroad Administration withdrew a proposed regulation that would have set a minimum level of train staffing and preempted existing state laws on…

How the Right Can Lead the Judiciary on a More Productive Prosecutorial Path
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Jan. 30, 2020) – Conservatives have championed all manner of criminal justice reforms in recent years, yet one area is conspicuously lacking attention from the right: prosecutorial…

Charter Schools Open New Paths for Success to Students in Kansas City
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Jan. 29, 2020) – Charter schools have been thrust to the forefront of American policy discussions in recent months thanks to Democratic presidential candidates like Elizabeth Warren….