State Policy Network
Week in Review: July 31, 2020

This weekly round-up shares the latest news about what the Network is doing to promote state-based solutions that will improve the lives of families, workers, and local communities. If you are an SPN member and have an update you’d like us to include in next week’s round-up, please email us at (all submissions are subject to SPN approval).


This Week on

Poll Results: What are parents thinking about education?
SPN’s Katherine Bathgate highlights key findings on a nationwide poll on education.

GCO partners with business leaders and nonprofits to help low-income Georgians find meaningful work
Through partnerships with local business leaders and nonprofits, the Georgia Center for Opportunity has helped more than 100 disadvantaged people turn their lives around and find employment. 

Through Powerful Storytelling, Illinois Policy Institute Exposes the Economic and Human Costs of Illinois’ Lockdown
Find out how Illinois Policy Institute used storytelling to shed light on the toll the economic shutdown was having on average Illinoisans.

Idaho Freedom Foundation makes property tax relief possible for Idahoans during the coronavirus pandemic
A summary of how IFF brought property tax relief to Idaho residents.

Solutions from the states: This week’s policy briefs

The Supreme Court in Review: 2019-2020 Term
Alabama Policy Institute

Letting the CAT Out of the Bag: How to Improve Ohio’s Economy and National Rankings
he Buckeye Institute

Paid Not to Work: How Congress’s Unemployment Insurance Boost Hurts Low-wage Workers
Foundation for Government Accountability

Quantifying the Cost of the Jones Act to Hawaii
Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

How Should Massachusetts Reopen Its K-12 Schools in the Fall? Lessons from Abroad and Other States
Pioneer Institute

Public Policy Guide for Economic Recovery from COVID-19 for Hospitality and Retail Businesses
Pioneer Institute

RI Political Spending: A Web of Corruption
Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity

Collective Bargaining Agreements and Police Accountability: Stopping the Problem Before It Begins
Thomas Jefferson Institute

Policy news from the states


State Budgets


Think Tanks in the News

Virtual Events & Opportunities

School Choice and Beyond: Faith-based government partnerships after the death knell for Blaine Amendments
Becket | August 5, 2020
*To RSVP, please email by August 3rd with your name, email address, affiliation, and the phone number you will be using to call in (if not attending via webinar)

Sutherland Institute launched their 2020 congressional series. They continue in the annual tradition of bringing each member of Utah’s delegation closer to their constituents. Topics for these virtual events/webinars will range from national security to religious liberty to fiscal responsibility in the pandemic era.

Categories: News
Organization: State Policy Network