Strengthening the U.S.-Israel Economic and Strategic Partnership

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress remind the American people that, despite reports of strains in the partnership, U.S.-Israel strategic cooperation has recently accelerated on a number of fronts. Building on the Memorandum of Understanding signed with Israel by then-President George W. Bush in … »

Utah Legislature Passes Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform

Thursday, the Utah Legislature passed reforms to realign the state’s criminal justice spending and strengthen alternatives to incarceration for low-risk, low-level offenders. The legislation, HB 348, now goes to Governor Gary Herbert for his expected signature. Over the past decade, while Utah has maintained an imprisonment rate below the national … »

The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT)–How Local Chapters Play a Role in Economic Development

By: Evelyn Suarez Women’s History Month seems a particularly appropriate time to highlight the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) and how its chapters around the United States promote education on international commerce. Frequently, chapters work with state or local economic development agencies or World Trade Centers to spread … »

South Dakota Legislature Moves to Reform Juvenile Justice System

Yesterday, the South Dakota House of Representatives passed the Juvenile Justice Public Safety Improvement Act, legislation that aims to strengthen the state’s juvenile justice system by safely prioritizing spending on the most serious offenders. The legislation now goes to Governor Daugaard for his signature. The passage of the comprehensive juvenile … »