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, Insurance Journal
Texas Moves Closer to Boosting Private Flood Market
R.J. Lehmann

The nation’s second-largest market for flood insurance may soon join more than a dozen other states in waiving requirements that insureds first search the admitted market before placing a private…

Letter to Texas Senate Commerce Committee: Support HB 1306
R.J. Lehmann

Members of the committee,

I write you on behalf of the R Street Institute in support of H.B. 1306, an act
relating to the provision of flood coverage under insurance policies issued by
surplus…

RE: Texas HB 1306, surplus lines flood insurance
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…

, The American Spectator
Could Sunday Liquor Sales Be Coming to Texas?
Josiah Neeley

Every state has its own quirky alcohol laws. Years ago, I lived in Indiana and was chagrined to discover that it was illegal to serve alcohol on election day while the polls were open. This I…

Could Sunday Sales Be Coming to Texas?
Josiah Neeley

Every state has its own quirky alcohol laws. Years ago, I
lived in Indiana and was chagrined to discover that it was illegal to serve
alcohol on election day while the polls were open. This I…

Testimony: Texas House Committee on Corrections
Josiah Neeley

Thank you for the opportunity to testify today regarding criminal
justice reform policies that we believe are critically important. My name is
Josiah Neeley and I am the Texas Director for the R…

, Insurance Journal
Texas Sunset Commission States the Obvious: TWIA Is Financially Unsustainable
Josiah Neeley

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA), the state-created residual market that provides windstorm insurance policies in 14 designated coastal counties, suffers from “fundamental flaws” in…

, American Action Forum
Texas—and free market competition—survive heat wave
Media Coverage

From American Action Forum:
Price formation in electricity markets typically is a combination of the short-term price formation via “energy markets” and the longer-term price formation via…

What’s hotter than a Texas summer? The state’s electricity industry, that’s what.
Ann Phelan

Washington (September 12) – The electricity industry is in the midst of a historical transition, highlighted by plummeting costs for clean, advanced technologies that can more efficiently replace…

An electric summer update in Texas
Devin Hartman

Texas has the best market structure to signal resource investment and integration, especially for variable and use-limited resources, suggesting that it offers the best model for affordable…