State Policy Network
Week in Review: February 3, 2023


Freedom through the Courts: The Latest Litigation Efforts across the Network

This Week on

Utah Adopts School Choice Program to Increase Education Options For Students

Success Stories

Solutions from the States: This Week’s Policy Briefs

Policy News from the States

Tracking Positive Reforms in the States: Updates from State Think Tanks

Criminal Justice Reform

There’s Hope For Reducing Crime In Georgia
Georgia Center for Opportunity


Policy Brief: 15 Months Behind in Reading Proficiency
Alaska Policy Forum

Conservative Capitols Championing Choice
Beacon Center of Tennessee

2023 Legislative Priorities for Delaware K-12 Education
Caesar Rodney Institute

Do NY Families Have School Choice?
Empire Center

Now Is The Time To Expand Educational Freedom In Georgia
Georgia Center for Opportunity

Week in Review: Celebrate School Choice…but Don’t Stop There
Goldwater Institute

Refuting the New (Even Less Convincing) Scare Tactics Against ESAs in Arizona
Goldwater Institute

Lent Drags His Feet On School Choice Legislation
Idaho Freedom Foundation

Nearly Half Of Chicago Public Schools Students Chronically Absent In 2022
Illinois Policy Institute  

Education Entrepreneur Spotlight: Prax Village Homeschool Community
Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy

Is More Money The Answer To Learning Loss In Michigan?
Mackinac Center

Rural Oklahomans Not Alone In Supporting School Choice
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

School Closings Shed Light on an Important Principle
Show-Me Institute

Energy and the Environment

Ten Reasons the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act May Cost More than It’s Worth
Empire Center

All Fired Up Over Gas Stoves
Empire Center

Government Accountability

Analysis: Children’s Mental Health And The Curious Case Of Crisis Spending
Badger Institute

No Single Person Should Have Unchecked Authority In Pennsylvania Government
Commonwealth Foundation

America Is Ready To End The Public Health Emergency
Foundation for Government Accountability

One Georgia Mayor’s Alleged Malfeasance And Other Acts Of Misspent Taxpayer Money
Georgia Public Policy Foundation  

We Can Restrain The Federal Government Without A Convention Of States
Idaho Freedom Foundation

State Retirees Get Nearly 40% More Than What Working Illinoisans Earn
Illinois Policy Institute

Pritzker To End Illinois’ Emergency Orders After More Than 3 Years
Illinois Policy Institute

Third Time Is The Charm For Riparian Habitat Bills
Washington Policy Center

Are Those Your Cattle? New Brand Bill Will Help Figure It Out
Washington Policy Center


Five Reasons Wyoming Shouldn’t Expand Medicaid
Foundation for Government Accountability


Walz’s Budget Does Nothing To Reduce The Cost Of Housing
Center of the American Experiment

Rent Control Would Only Worsen New Hampshire’s Housing Crisis
Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy

Easing Texas Housing Affordability Through State Legislation
Texas Public Policy Foundation

Jobs and State Economies

Success In The Sandbox: What Montana Can Learn From Utah And Arizona’s Regulatory Sandboxes
Frontier Institute

High Cost Of Living Drives Family, Friends Out Of Hawaii
Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

State Budgets and Spending

Revisiting an Important Report: a Comparison of Tax and Expenditure Limits 
Alaska Policy Forum

The Rich Pay The Majority Of Federal Income Taxes
Center of the American Experiment

First Fiscal Overview Of Hochul’s Second Budget
Empire Center

A Conversation Starter for Property Tax Reform
Iowans for Tax Relief Foundation

Superintendent Warns Federal Funds Can Strip State Control
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

Report: Oklahoma Personal Income Tax Bigger Issue Than Business Taxes
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

Attorneys Debrief Capital Gains Income Tax State Supreme Court Oral Arguments
Washington Policy Center

Low-Income Tax Credit Now Available In Washington
Washington Policy Center

The Network in the News

Events and Opportunities

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