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Publications

, Insurance Journal
For Second Year in a Row, Louisiana Flunks R Street’s Insurance Report Card
R.J. Lehmann

The 2019 edition of the R Street Institute’s annual Insurance Regulation Report Card is out and, for the second year in a row, Louisiana has the ignominious distinction of finishing dead last. By…

, Insider Advantage
Is Junk DUI Science Sending Innocent Georgians to Jail?
Marc Hyden

There have been over 300,000 DUI convictions  in Georgia over the last ten years, but new evidence suggests that many of these individuals, who had their lives turned upside down, may have been…

An Eye for an Eye: Why the Georgia Legislature Should Repeal the Death Penalty
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Nov. 7, 2019) – In the last five years, only one death sentence has been handed down by a jury in Georgia. Yet alleged perpetrators can still be sentenced to death in the state, despite…

R Street Policy Short No. 78: The State Of Georgia’s Death Penalty
Marc Hyden & Arthur Rizer

Capital punishment is quickly dwindling in Georgia. In fact, juries have delivered only one death sentence in over five years, and national polls show that death penalty support is near historic lows…

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…

, Insider Advantage
Atlanta to Charlotte Bullet Train a Scary Boondoggle in the Making
Marc Hyden & Nick Zaiac

This Halloween, there is more to fear than ghouls and vampires. A much more insidious creature threatens to strike fear in the hearts of children and adults alike: a joint government plan to waste…

, The Advocate
Guest column: Don’t listen to the lawyers, take tough action to curb car insurance costs
R.J. Lehmann & Marc Hyden

Louisiana’s voters have spoken and Jim Donelon has been returned to a fourth term as the state’s insurance commissioner. But that does not mean Louisiana consumers and businesses are satisfied…

, Insider Advantage
Rather than knee-jerk vaping bans, government should wait for the facts
Marc Hyden

Whenever the political left and right agree on an issue, odds are it is beneficial and will help Americans. At least that’s what I once believed. Recent events, however, have encouraged me to…

Tennessee football is floundering, but its alcohol policy isn’t
Marc Hyden

When asked about alcohol sales during the Great Recession, a liquor store owner told me, “When people are happy, they drink. When they are sad, they also drink.” His point was that Americans…

Comments Before the Mississippi Public Service Commission on Integrated Resource Planning Rule
Chris Villarreal

BEFORE THE MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION 
MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Docket No. 2018-AD-64
IN RE: ORDER ESTABLISHING DOCKET TO INVESTIGATE THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLMENTATION OF…