State Policy Network
Week in Review: June 26, 2020

This Week on SPN.org

Police reform in the states: Insights from five state-based experts
Five state-based experts share specific solutions that states and cities can enact to make communities more safe and just.

Opinions about local law enforcement and the desire for reforms
SPN’s Carrie Conko presents valuable insight on what the public thinks about law enforcement and potential reforms.

Two years after Janus, workplace freedom fights remain in courts
As the second anniversary of the landmark Janus v. AFSCME decision approaches, this piece highlights where workplace freedom efforts are headed in the states.

Saving lives and livelihoods in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic
A summary of the Network’s reforms and litigation efforts that are addressing public health, economic, and civil liberty issues related to the pandemic. 

Mackinac Center partners with Michigan Chamber of Commerce to help restart Michigan’s economy
Mackinac’s Holly Wetzel explains the benefits of partnering with your local or state chamber of commerce and shares practical examples from Mackinac Center’s experience.

Success Stories

Solutions from the states: This week’s policy briefs

Refusing to Work: Handling Employee Work Rejections in Light of Expanded Unemployment Benefits
Foundation for Government Accountability

Punished for Being Poor: The Relationship Between Poverty and Neglect in Texas
Texas Public Policy Foundation

A Snapshot of the State’s Budget Outlook
Washington Policy Center

Research & Initiatives

Think Tanks in the News

Virtual Events & Opportunities

John Locke Foundation: Carolina Rebound Virtual Town Hall: Health Care
July 1, 2020

Mackinac Center: Seven Principles of Sound Environmental Policy: How can markets help protect our natural environment
June 30, 2020