In OPPOSITION to SB 24, “An act relating to banning flavored tobacco products and e-liquids”
Anthony Lamorena

Chair Lyons and members of the committee,

My name is Anthony Lamorena, and I am a government affairs associate for the R Street Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research…

How to Improve Youth Diversion Programs in Maryland
William Gray

WASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2021)—Today, R Street criminal justice and civil liberties scholars Casey Witte and Emily Mooney released a high-level overview of the formal law enforcement-driven youth…

The Front Line: A Scan of Law Enforcement-Driven Youth Diversion Programs in Maryland
Casey Witte & Emily Mooney

Press release: How to Improve Youth Diversion Programs in Maryland

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, The Center Square
New Hampshire draws mediocre grade in ranking of states’ broadband accessibility
Jeffrey Westling

From The Center Square:

In a report that tells New Hampshire it can do better when it comes to broadband accessibility, R Street’s 2020 Broadband Scorecard Report gave the state another…

, NewBostonPost
Revoke Work Licenses For Student Loan Nonpayment? Some Massachusetts Legislators Want To End The Practice
Shoshana Weissmann

From NewBostonPost:

Shoshana Weissmann of R Street Institute, a free-market-oriented public policy research organization headquartered in Washington D.C., said the proposed reform is long…

Maryland’s experiment with supplier consolidated billing risks being one step forward and one step back
Josiah Neeley & Mike Haugh

We don’t typically think of billing as an important part of customer service. But for a recurring service like electricity, the monthly bill can be the main way a company communicates with its…

In SUPPORT of HB 1035, “State Government – Attorney General – Independent Law Enforcement Prosecution Unit”
Jesse Kelley

Chairman Clippinger, Vice-chair Atterbeary and members of the committee:

My name is Jesse Kelley, and I am a government affairs manager for the criminal justice and civil liberties team at the R…

In OPPOSITION to HB 134, “An act concerning Business Regulation – Flavored Tobacco Products – Prohibition.”
Marc Hyden

Chairman and members of the committee,

My name is Marc Hyden, and I am the director of state government affairs for the R Street Institute, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy…

, Maryland Matters
Fines and Fees Keep Marylanders From Accessing Justice
Nila Bala

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented financial burden for Marylanders, with high rates of unemployment, businesses shuttering, and the deaths of family and friends. While we will never…

Maine, Where Independence is No Fluke
Anthony Lamorena

Yet again, Maine has demonstrated its reputation for surprises this election. With votes nearly all tallied, Mainers decided to re-elect Sen. Susan Collins, but those same voters decided to back Joe…