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State legislators may deserve a raise, but not just yet
Marc Hyden

The Georgia General Assembly finally wrapped up the 2020 legislative session on June 26. It was the longest session in recent memory, stretching from January to June thanks to the coronavirus…

, Transport Topics
Louisiana Passes Legislation Aimed at Significant Tort Reform
R.J. Lehmann

From Transport Topics:
The R Street Institute, a Washington-based nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization, said the law represents a compromise approach to tort reform intended…

, BestWire
Louisiana Legislators Push Through Auto Insurance Reform Bill
R.J. Lehmann

From BestWire:
R Street, a pro-tort reform organization, applauded the passage of the legislation, saying the reduction of the jury threshold would reduce shopping for courts viewed as generous to…

, Insurance Journal
R Street Lauds Louisiana Lawmakers for Passing Auto Insurance Reform Bill
R.J. Lehmann

From Insurance Journal:
The R Street Institute, a non-profit public policy research organization based in Washington, D.C., says the Louisiana Legislature’s passage of a bill aimed at lowering…

R Street Commends Louisiana Legislature on Passing Needed Insurance Reform
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (July 1, 2020) – The R Street Institute today congratulated the Louisiana State Legislature on closing its special session with passage of a pair of reforms that reflect a positive…

In SUPPORT of HB 914, “Military Spouses; licensed in other states to practice certain professions; obtain a license by endorsement to practice in this state; provide”
Marc Hyden

Statement from:

Marc Hyden, Director of State Government Affairs, R Street Institute

In SUPPORT of HB 914, “Military Spouses; licensed in other states to practice certain professions; obtain…

, Insider Advantage
Bill to aid military spouses a “must-pass”
Marc Hyden

Come June 15, the Georgia Legislature will lumber back into session after a COVID-19-induced respite that began when lawmakers adjourned in mid-March. This came after the General Assembly had…

Pandemic, research demonstrate the need for expanded birth control access
Marc Hyden

Social media has been littered with self-styled experts who have speculated that roughly nine months following the institution of the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, there will be a baby boom. What…

Why Clean Slate Legislation is the Next Step for Louisiana
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (June 8, 2020) – Louisiana just concluded its legislative session last week. Amidst COVID-19, the state still considered clean slate and expungement legislation, which will be critical…