Midwest

Publications

, The Federalist Society
State Court Docket Watch: Institute For Responsible Alcohol Policy v. Oklahoma ex rel. Alcohol Beverage Laws Enforcement Comm.
C. Jarrett Dieterle

In January 2020, the Oklahoma Supreme Court upheld a challenge under the Oklahoma Constitution to a state law concerning so-called “forced sale clauses”[1] under the state’s system of…

, The Associated Press
Floyd’s death spurs question: What is a black life worth?
Arthur Rizer

From The Associated Press:
The response to the outrage over Floyd’s death doesn’t have to be defunding police, said Arthur Rizer, who directs the criminal justice program at R Street, a…

Letter in Support of HB 4980 – Clean Slate Legislation in Michigan
Arthur Rizer & Nila Bala

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write in support of HB 4980, Clean Slate legislation in Michigan. Once an individual has paid their debt to society, and has proven themselves…

In SUPPORT of HB 5811, “A bill to amend 1998 PA 58, entitled ‘Michigan liquor control code of 1998,’”(MCL 436.1101 to 436.2303) by adding Section 537a
Alan Smith

Chairman Webber, Vice-Chair Berman, Vice Chair Chirkun and members of the House Regulatory Reform Committee:

My name is Alan Smith, and I am the Midwest director of the R Street Institute, a…

A “green jobs” movement won’t help our recovery from COVID-19
Eli Lehrer & Devin Hartman

As America reopens shops and workplaces, many states are making ambitious plans to head in new economic directions.

Under a commission chaired by billionaire and former presidential candidate Tom…

, The American Spectator
Choking Out Our Freedoms
Steven Greenhut

I was perusing the internet for stories about the communist Chinese government’s brutal crackdown on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrators, who were protesting new national security laws and a…

Iowa County Auditors Letter
Caroline Kitchens

May 11, 2020

The Honorable Chuck Grassley
135 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Senator Joni Ernst
730 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear…

, The Gazette
In a pandemic, justice means emptying Iowa’s prisons
Arthur Rizer

The COVID-19 coronavirus has taken a toll on incarcerated people and prison staff, alike, across the U.S. Now, it’s in Iowa’s justice system. On Friday, the state’s Department of…

Kentucky Budget Pressures Threaten to Upend Longstanding Public Health Policy
Alan Smith

Despite a long history in the tobacco business, years ago Kentucky officially conceded that tobacco use has adverse public health implications, and lawmakers adopted an approach to mitigate the…

, The Missouri Times
Bill could mitigate potential medical professional shortage brought on by coronavirus, rep says
Shoshana Weissmann

From The Missouri Times:

“Rep. Grier’s bill would generally be helpful for people moving to Missouri who want to work. But especially in a time when no state knows how many and what kinds of…