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 state think tank 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).

Education: Expanding options for families

Healthcare: Improving access to and affordability of care

Worker Freedom: Giving workers a voice and a choice

Occupational Licensing Reform: Increasing jobs and opportunity

Government Transparency: Keeping government accountable

Taxes & Budgets: Encouraging fiscal responsibility and sustainability

Welfare Reform: Decreasing government dependence

Pension Reform: Achieving retirement security