State Policy Network
Week in Review: August 7, 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

Communications Case Study
Alabama Policy Institute calls attention to Alabama’s poor education system through #Deadlast campaign

Libertas Institute protects digital privacy
Utah puts Americans, not government, in charge of digital data

Success stories

A win for transparency: A bill requiring state and local government to continue fulfilling Right-to-Know requests under the Pennsylvania Open Records law during emergency declarations became law this week. The Commonwealth Foundation added that though lawmakers achieved a significant victory, they have much more to do to keep the governor in check.

Solutions from the states: This week’s policy briefs

Allergic to Accountability: Minnesota’s public schools have little to show for decades of increased spending
Center of the American Experiment

Government Collective Bargaining Transparency Important for Public Trust
Washington Policy Center

Washington school district officials misled voters about the true cost of school construction bonds on the 2020 ballot
Washington Policy Center

No High-Performing School Options for 40,000 Wisconsin Students in 134 Zip Codes
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty

Policy news from the states

Education

Election Integrity

Economy

Workplace Freedom

Other

Think Tanks in the News

Virtual Events & Opportunities

School at Home: The Educational Options In Michigan This Fall
Mackinac Center | August 11, 2020

Categories: State News
Organization: State Policy Network