State Policy Network
Week in Review: May 8, 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).

This Week on SPN.org

Congress takes up a Network solution to empower states’ financial response to coronavirus
Thanks to state think tank efforts, Congress introduces legislation to address spending flaw in CARES Act

5 tips for managing the juggle: Working from home with kids in the age of COVID-19
SPN’s Teresa Brown offers five tips for easing the stress and strain of this “new normal.”

SPN Member Updates: How state thinks are contributing to coronavirus and community support
Member Updates will publish here through the end of May.

Solutions from the States: This Week’s Policy Briefs

The Cost of Shutting Down Wisconsin’s Economy
Badger Institute

Using Disparate Impact to Restore Housing Affordability and Property Rights
Cascade Policy Institute

Minimum Wage – Its Role in the Youth Employment Crisis
Cascade Policy Institute

State Budgets in Light of the COVID-19 Outbreak
Foundation for Government Accountability

Fiscal Policy Considerations in COVID-19’s Wake
Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Electricity Policy in the Post-COVID Economy
John Locke Foundation

Reopen, Recover, Rebuild
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

Policies to Help Connect South Carolina Post COVID-19
Palmetto Promise Institute

Status of Healthcare Price Transparency across the United States
Pioneer Institute

Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: the Next 90 Days
Platte Institute

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Iowa Economy
Tax Education Foundation of Iowa

The Workplace Recovery Act: A Constitutionally Conservative Plan to Reopen the Economy
Texas Public Policy Foundation

No Expansion Necessary: How Texas Can Lead the Way on Medicaid Alternatives
Texas Public Policy Foundation

Mismatch? Aligning Secondary Career and Technical Education with Regional Workforce Demand
Texas Public Policy Foundation

Policy Solutions for the Pandemic: Expanding Broadband to Underserved Areas
The Buckeye Institute

Policy Solutions for the Pandemic: Bail Reform Will Keep Our Communities Safer
The Buckeye Institute

Research & Initiatives

Think Tanks in the News

Virtual Events & Opportunities

Categories: State News
Organization: State Policy Network