How States Can Serve Veterans in their Communities

As Veterans Day approaches, Americans reflect on how to serve those who have selflessly served this country. With the Pentagon enforcing dramatic force reductions, the best thing state governments can do to help separated veterans is provide them with opportunities for careers in the private sector. Though the veteran unemployment … »

Premiums rise and providers leave market in Year Three of the ACA

The start of the third year of the Affordable Care Act has not worked as well as federal health officials had hoped. Implementation remains inconsistent and has caused significant unintended consequences in the health insurance marketplace. Recent reports indicate that state insurance exchange enrollments have substantially declined, as premiums continue … »

Ban the Box

There are about 70 million adults with criminal records in America today. Because there are so many, lowering the recidivism rate has become one of the main goals in reforming the criminal justice system. In order to do this, it is essential that laws make it easier for those coming … »

Kasich Signs Ohio Bill Designed to Strengthen Public Charter School Accountability

On November 1, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 2, a measure intended to significantly strengthen the state’s charter school laws. This bill overwhelmingly passed the Ohio legislature a month ago after extensive advocacy from the National Association of Public Charter Schools (NAPCS). Prior to the bill’s passage, NAPCS … »