Northeast

Publications

Testimony: Contraception Access in the States
Courtney Joslin

February 12, 2020

House Committee on Health, Education & Welfare

Chairman McNamara and members of the committee,

My name is Courtney Joslin and I am a Commercial Freedom fellow at the R…

, Fox News
Anxiety grips New York City amid concerns of rising crime
Jesse Kelley

From Fox News:
“It is difficult to directly draw a comparison between the bail legislation and what is perceived as rising crime in New York — it seems that the conversation is shifting to the…

In SUPPORT of SB 314, “AN ACT concerning Juveniles Charged as Adults – Confidentiality of Records”
Jesse Kelley

February 11, 2020

Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee

Chairman and members of the committee,

My name is Jesse Kelley, and I am the government affairs manager for Criminal Justice &…

In OPPOSITION to Maryland S.B. 17, Use of Credit History in Rating Policies
R.J. Lehmann

My name is R.J. Lehmann and I am director of finance, insurance and trade policy at the R Street Institute. R Street is a think tank devoted to pragmatic free-market solutions to public policy…

, Albany Times Union
Focus on violence distorts debate over bail
Lars Trautman

New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep, and it appears that criminal justice is no exception. Only in effect for a matter of days, New York’s law restricting cash bail to the most…

In SUPPORT of HB 36, “AN ACT concerning Juvenile Proceedings – Fines, Fees, and Costs.”
Jesse Kelley

Testimony from:
Jesse Kelley, Government Affairs Manager, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties, R Street Institute
In SUPPORT of HB 36, “AN ACT concerning Juvenile Proceedings – Fines, Fees,…

Vermont vs Louisiana – Insurance Regulations

From Robert Russell Companies:
For the fifth straight year, Vermont had the best insurance regulatory environment in the United States, according to the R Street Institute’s recently released…

, Insurance Journal
Some States Jumping the Gun on Predictive Modeling Review
R.J. Lehmann

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has started the process to produce a review guide for predictive models that could guide how state insurance departments oversee insurers use of…

Is Contraceptive Relief on the Horizon for Massachusetts?
Nicolas John & Kristen Nyman

The United States has one of the highest unintended pregnancy rates in the world, along with some of the most restrictive contraceptive access laws. Its rates of unintended pregnancy are 16 percent…

New Hampshire’s Highly Automated Future Is Almost Here
Marc Hyden

For nearly 50 years, FedEx’s local package delivery method has largely gone unchanged, but it may soon evolve. The multinational corporation is currently working with the city of Manchester to…