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, American Action Forum
Texas—and free market competition—survive heat wave
Josiah Neeley

From American Action Forum:
Price formation in electricity markets typically is a combination of the short-term price formation via “energy markets” and the longer-term price formation via…

Why environmentalists should support repealing Texas’ RPS
Josiah Neeley

Like most states, Texas has a renewable portfolio standard (“RPS”), a regulatory mandate that requires a certain amount of electricity in the state to be generated from renewable sources. Enacted…

Texas’s Incarcerated Youth Have Rights, Too.
Jillian Gallo, Federal Affairs intern

Physical assaults, sexual abuse and suicides are just a few of the injustices that have occurred behind the walls of Texas’s five major juvenile detention facilities.

For example, in 2017, the…

, The Texas Tribune
Taxing carbon emissions protects liberty, spurs innovation
Josiah Neeley

Carbon taxes are back in the news again. A new conservative PAC, Americans for Carbon Dividends, has brought together stalwarts such as former Secretaries of State George Shultz and James Baker, and…

Texas already has a carbon tax
Josiah Neeley

When I talk to people about the advantages of a revenue neutral carbon tax, I commonly hear that, whatever the merits of the idea in theory, in practice it is a political non-starter. It will never…

, NewsOK
VMT tax is fairest remedy for roads upkeep
Ian Adams

At a time when Oklahoma’s infrastructure desperately needs repair, America’s highways are in danger of going broke. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Highway Trust…

, Texas Monitor
Taxpayer advocates fret over Waco broadband discussions
Tom Struble

From The Texas Monitor:
Tom Struble, tech policy manager at R Street Institute in Washington, D.C., said that while Section 224 of the federal Communications Act gives the Federal Communications…