, Insurance Journal
New York ‘Bad Faith’ Bill Repeats Mistakes of California and Florida
R.J. Lehmann

The State of New York may be on the verge of making the same mistake that has driven Florida auto insurance premiums through the roof, and that did the same in California until its high court learned…

, FreedomWorks
Webinar: It’s Time to Privatize Pennsylvania’s Liquor Stores
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From FreedomWorks:

For nearly a century, all liquor sales in Pennsylvania have been 100% run by the state government. That’s led to inflated prices, poor selection, bad service, and a massive…

, R Street Institute
The Benefits of a Clean Slate in Connecticut
Jesse Kelley

From R Street Institute:

R Street’s Jesse Kelley testified in front of the Judiciary Committee on the benefits of a clean slate in Connecticut.

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…