State Policy Network
Week in Review: August 28, 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 updates@spn.org (all submissions are subject to SPN approval).

Announcements

This Week on SPN.org

Healthcare, economy, and jobs are top issues for Americans
Summary of a recent poll conducted by Heart+Mind Strategies.

Coronavirus poll, Wave 17: Election 2020, labor, schools
This summary shares Wave 17 data (August 20-21, 2020) of SPN’s and Heart+Mind Strategies’ bi-weekly coronavirus poll.

Commonwealth Foundation reforms Pennsylvania’s broken criminal justice system
Thanks to Commonwealth Foundation’s sustained efforts, Pennsylvania passed legislation that helps reform the state’s criminal justice system

Center of the American Experiment protects the livelihoods of millions of Minnesotans through ‘Back 2 Work’ campaign
After the Minnesota Governor issued one of the strictest lockdown orders in the country, American Experiment launched a campaign to protect the livelihoods of Minnesotans.

Success Stories

Solutions from the states: This week’s policy briefs

The Second Chance Program At CKS Packaging: How Local Business Is Responding To Community Needs
Georgia Center for Opportunity

Common Themes from the Commonwealth: Puerto Rico’s growing role in Florida politics
James Madison Institute

Solutions for Nevada: Worker Freedom Nevada Policy Research Institute A lawmaker’s guide to empowering workers in the Silver State
Nevada Policy Research Institute

Accountability in Massachusetts’ Remote Learning Regulations
Pioneer Institute

Study: States Can Lease Toll Roads to Fund Other Infrastructure, Pay Off Debt
Reason Foundation

Policy News from the States

Education

Election Integrity

Energy

Government accountability

Police and criminal justice reform

State budgets and spending

Other

Think Tanks in the News

Categories: State News
Organization: State Policy Network