New House Bill Takes Major Strides in Overcoming Washington’s Wireless Regulatory Hurdles

On March 28, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law HB 2175, a significant step forward in promoting the Washington’s telecommunications competitiveness. HB 2175 was fashioned to alleviate regulatory restrictions on wireless expansion in Washington state. Under current law, wireless providers must submit applications, pay large fees and obtain permits … »

The Overfederalization of Crime in America

In March 2013, Anthony Brasfield released a dozen heart-shaped balloons in the air as a romantic gesture for his girlfriend. After a Florida Highway Patrol officer spotted the gesture, Brasfield was charged with polluting to harm humans, animals and plants—a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in … »

Mississippi Makes Progress toward a More Just and Efficient Criminal Justice System

Steven Johnson Mississippi has taken important strides this week to create a criminal justice system that effectively protects the public while making best use of taxpayer dollars. On March 25, the Mississippi Legislature passed The Mississippi Corrections and Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2014 in response to the state’s inefficient … »

Government-run UTOPIA is not good for Utahans

A new bill seeking to curb Utah’s government-owned broadband networks incited anger among observers, indicating confusion remains regarding the policy—and the state of broadband. Promoting broadband is in the public interest, but government-run broadband networks like Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency—termed UTOPIA—are not the way to broadband paradise. In 2002, … »