State Policy Network
Week in Review: September 4, 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 (all submissions are subject to SPN approval).


This Week on

Success Stories

Solutions from the states: This week’s policy briefs

Police Use of Force: How Common Is It? A Call for Greater Transparency
Badger Institute

Executive Emergency Powers: The Stability of Accountability
Beacon Center

Policies in School Choice Now Act Offer School Choice Options to Millions of Students Nationwide
The Buckeye Institute

Unleash Mississippi Employer Survey: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Mississippi Employers
Empower Mississippi

The Impact of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue on Education Choice Opportunities in Idaho
Idaho Freedom Foundation

Wichita’s Key STAR Bonds Didn’t Create New Jobs
Kansas Policy Institute

A History of Michigan’s Controversial 1945 Emergency Powers Law
Mackinac Center

Preserving Life and Liberty in a public health emergency
Pelican Institute

Five Reasons Why Drug Rebates Are Harmful to Patients and to the Healthcare System
Pioneer Institute

2020 Candidate Education Guide: What do Iowans Think?
Tax Education Foundation of Iowa

“Action Civics,” “New Civics,” “Civic Engagement,” and “Project-Based Civics”: Advances in Civic Education?
Texas Public Policy Foundation

Using Efficiency Audits to Improve Child Welfare
Texas Public Policy Foundation

Overview of US Economic Growth
Texas Public Policy Foundation

Policy News from the States


Election Integrity


Government accountability


State budgets and spending

Workplace freedom


Think Tanks in the News

Virtual Events & Opportunities

Virtual Town Hall: The National Debt Crisis
Show-Me Institute | September 10, 2020

Winning the Water Wars
Pacific Research Institute | September 22, 2020

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered? Mail-in Ballot Abuse and the Election
Texas Public Policy Foundation | September 10, 2020

Categories: State News
Organization: State Policy Network