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In 2022, Maryland legislators should take the opportunity to harden cybersecurity infrastructure
Sarah Wall

When it comes to ransomware attacks, Maryland can’t catch a break. The impacts of malicious software found on a state Health Department server on Dec. 4, 2021 are still being felt over a month…

Expanded Citation Authority in Connecticut
Sarah Wall & Maya Szilak

BACKGROUND
Over the last decade, Connecticut has made significant strides in criminal justice reform, making the state a national leader in the area. Still, pre-trial detainment for minor offenses…

Testimony to the New Hampshire House Committee on Elections in Support of HB 1264, “An Act establishing ranked-choice voting for state party primary elections and municipal elections.”
Matt Germer

Chair Griffin, Vice Chair MacDonald and Members of the Committee:

Thank you for considering my testimony. My name is Matthew Germer, and I conduct research on election reform for the R Street…

Testimony to the New Hampshire House Committee on Elections in Support of HB 1482, “An Act relative to ranked-choice voting.”
Matt Germer

Chair Griffin, Vice Chair MacDonald and Members of the Committee:

Thank you for considering my testimony. My name is Matthew Germer, and I conduct research on election reform for the R Street…

, Insurance Journal
New Jersey Bill That Could Recreate Car Insurance Crisis of Early 2000s is Headed for Gov. Murphy’s Desk
Sarah Wall

Trial attorneys are on the move. Having won a victory in New York on New Year’s Eve, when Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation tipping the balance squarely in the plaintiffs’ favor, trial…

Northeast states’ legislation targeting app stores would hurt consumers—and the developers it aims to support
Sarah Wall

It’s rare for Democratic state legislators in the Northeast to see eye-to-eye with Republicans in the heartland. But anything can happen in 2022, and if last year was any indicator, these two…

New York Post opioid coverage is divisive, fear-mongering tabloid fodder
Stacey McKenna & Christi Smith

Drug addicts shooting up. Needle-wielding deviants running rampant. Police standing idly by as heroin flows into arms, and needles are swapped in streets and parks. This is the grim picture the New…

, Albany Times Union
Clean slate bill will help economy and our communities
Jillian Snider & Christi Smith

As small businesses all over the United States struggle to find employees, many are going to great lengths to attract workers. Companies are offering higher salaries, retirement benefits and even…

Multiple Election Cycles in Maine Highlight Voters’ Successful Embrace of Ranked Choice Voting
William Gray

As the country grapples with how to increase voter confidence, participation and choice in U.S. elections, a new analysis of ranked choice voting (RCV) in Maine by the R Street Institute provides…

An Analysis of Ranked Choice Voting in Maine
Matt Germer

Introduction

In 2016, Maine voters approved Question 5, the Ranked Choice Voting Act, which stated that all primary and general elections for governor, state legislature and federal congressional…

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