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, Santa Fe New Mexican
N.M. behind in reducing youth incarceration
Steven Greenhut

New Mexico continues to have one of the nation’s highest rates of juvenile incarceration, with its rate of 227 per 100,000 population rivaling those found in incarceration-heavy California, Nevada…

Criminal Justice Reform Efforts and Rise in Crime: Spotlight on Clark County, Nev.
Lisel Petis

This is the second in a series of posts on the subject. Scroll to the end to see the most recent posts in the series.

Introduction
The nation has been captivated by reports of rising crime and…

, The Daily Sentinel
Colorado is offering its citizens a second chance
Sarah Anderson & Christi Smith

Most people get plenty of second chances in life. But for some, one misstep can land them in our nation’s criminal justice system. If this happens, that second chance becomes a much rarer thing….

, The American Spectator
Deadly Do-Goodism
Steven Greenhut

Supporters of Hawaii’s effort to ban flavored-tobacco products would have the public believe that the measure is an unobjectionable, common-sense effort to boost public health. For instance, House…

Testimony in OPPOSITION to Hawaii House Bill 1570 Banning the Sale of Flavored Tobacco
Steven Greenhut

Testimony from:
Steven Greenhut, Western Region Director, R Street Institute
In OPPOSITION to Hawaii House Bill 1570, which “bans the sale of flavored tobacco and synthetic nicotine products;…

, The Center Square
Washington Legislature passes rideshare drivers benefits bill
Steven Greenhut

From The Center Square:

Response to the passage of the legislation has been mixed.

“Although we prefer that companies and their workers negotiate the terms of employment without state…

Arizona Shouldn’t Kill Electric Choice Before It’s Even Begun
Josiah Neeley

Hopes that Arizonans may soon finally be able to choose their own electric provider may be dimmed this week. Twenty years ago, the Arizona legislature passed the Energy Competition Act which provided…

, The American Spectator
Arizona’s GOP Goes Crazy
Steven Greenhut

The Arizona Republican Party saved itself some embarrassment this week after the state Senate voted overwhelmingly to censure Wendy Rogers — the GOP senator from Flagstaff who spoke at a white…

Like a bad penny, bad app store legislation keeps showing up
Wayne Brough

It’s déjà vu all over again.
The Arizona House Commerce Committee is expected to consider an amendment calling for new regulations on app stores, the digital online platforms where consumers go…

Will Arizona Republicans choose regulation over markets?
Steven Greenhut

Arizona’s Free Enterprise Club gave a hearty endorsement to a list of state legislative candidates in the 2020 election cycle. “It is critical Arizona has leaders and policy makers who are able…

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