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, Santa Fe New Mexican
State can modernize alcohol delivery
C. Jarrett Dieterle

Former Gov. Susana Martinez became famous for touting that New Mexico was open for business. It may have taken a global pandemic to prove her right as state lawmakers are currently considering…

, The Colorado Sun
Republicans propose big changes to Colorado’s elections, including scaling back mail and in-person voting
Steven Greenhut

From The Colorado Sun:

A recent report from free-market think tank R Street argues against efforts to limit voting by mail.

“We don’t see any evidence from the election that mail-in…

In SUPPORT Senate Bill 1082, allow pharmacists to provide hormonal birth control prescriptions in Arizona
Steven Greenhut

Dear Sen. Gonzales,

The R Street Institute is writing to support Senate Bill 1082, which would allow pharmacists to provide hormonal birth control prescriptions in Arizona. R Street is a…

, The Center Square
Oregon Legislature looks at streamlining state’s understaffed emergency management system
Jeffrey Westling

From The Center Square:

According to a recent analysis from public policy think tank R Street Institute, Oregon’s broadband access is among the worst in the nation.

“Oregon has a cap on fees…

, The Center Square
Arizona lawmakers address election audit overhaul
Paul Rosenzweig

From The Center Square:

The report was issued by The Brennan Center for Justice, a public policy organization, and the R Street Institute, a nonprofit focused on free-market initiatives.

The…

Testimony in support of Wisconsin Senate Bill 30, permitting pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives.
Caroline Kitchens

Chairman Testin and Members of the Committee:

Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Caroline Kitchens and I am director of government affairs at the R Street Institute. R…

, The Center Square
The Sunday Read: States taxing PPP to cover for bad decisions is bad business
Paul Rosenzweig

From The Center Square:

At the request of Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, two organizations analyzed the state’s election audit process and found room for improvement. The Brennan Center…

Risk-limiting audits are an effective tool that can be implemented in the state of Arizona
Paul Rosenzweig

In the face of record-breaking voter turnout and a global pandemic, Arizona election officials and poll workers successfully administered a safe and secure November 2020 general election. In large…

, The Federalist Society
Two studies, different results: How did Cook County’s bail reform really impact crime?
Emily Mooney

Bail reform efforts that seek to shrink jail populations and scale back the use of cash bail have long been the subject of intense discourse. Cook County, which encompasses the broader Chicago area,…

, azcentral.
Resuming executions in Arizona by lethal injection poses big legal and public health risks
Arthur Rizer & Camille Infantolino

Over the past year, Attorney General Mark Brnovich has pushed Gov. Doug Ducey to restart death row executions using lethal injection drugs. But there’s a glaring problem: There is no legal way for…