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2023 Public Safety Agenda for Newly Elected Governors
Logan Seacrest

INTRODUCTION
Governors play a central role in protecting the public. As the state’s chief executive, they set budgets and priorities for state agencies such as corrections and state police. Unique…

R Street signs coalition letter urging Congress to pass the EQUAL Act
Sarah Anderson

January 26, 2023
The Honorable Richard Durbin
Chair
Senate Judiciary Committee
224 Dirksen Senate Office
Washington, D.C. 20510

The Honorable Lindsey Graham
Chair Ranking Member
Senate…

Data Privacy and Security Lessons from the Latest Law Enforcement Data Exposure
Steven Ward

When agencies decide to use third-party vendors, they must be aware of any and all potential issues that could arise from the convenience of the service. Recently, a security flaw discovered in…

, The American Spectator
Big Brother Gets a Seat in Your Car
Steven Greenhut

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Conservatives continually step into the trap set by progressives. The process is simple and is repeated constantly, especially in California. Liberal activists envision some…

, The Drum
Marketers on high alert with DOJ ‘out for Google’s blood,’ experts say
Josh Withrow

From The Drum:

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) alongside eight states brought a new lawsuit against Google, accusing the tech titan of illegally operating a monopoly of the technology backing…

, Reason
Decriminalize Moonshine!
C. Jarrett Dieterle

As state governments kick off their spring legislative seasons, a bill introduced in the Ohio Senate will attempt to legalize home alcohol distilling. Whether this leads to an uptick in at-home…

Florida must act now to protect its water quality from climate change
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Jan. 26, 2023) – Today, Florida TaxWatch and the R Street Institute released a new short report that examines the challenge of maintaining water quality in Florida as climate change…

In SUPPORT of HB 2180, “Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; Universal License Regulation”
Robert Melvin

Testimony from:
Robert Melvin, Senior Manager, State Government Affairs for the Northeast Region, R Street Institute
In SUPPORT of HB 2180, “Department of Professional and Occupational…

Be Prepared: Water Quality and Climate Change in Florida
Josiah Neeley

Introduction
It’s no secret that climate change poses acute risks and costs for Florida. With its extended coastline and geographic position, the state has always been vulnerable to damage from…

, Nextgov
Senator Advocates a Transparency-Based Approach to Social Media Moderation
Shoshana Weissmann

From Nextgov:

Social media companies need to further enhance transparency around the content moderation requests that they receive from governments to better safeguard users’ speech online,…

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