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, … »

Sean Riley Testimony on Exchanges and Health Reform

On March 7, 2014, Health and Humans Services Task Force Director Sean Riley was asked to testify in front of the Maryland Health and Government Operations Committee regarding HB 169 and HB 1229. His full written testimony can be found below, Mister Chair, members of the committee, thank you for … »

Overcriminalization Interview with Jason Lewis

On March 24, Cara Sullivan went on The Jason Lewis Show to discuss the importance of criminal justice reforms, which include mandatory minimum sentencing reform, criminal intent requirements within the law, provisional licensing and the pervasiveness of overcriminalization in America. Cara is the director of ALEC’s Justice Performance Project, which … »

Increasing Education Spending Does Not Equal Higher Test Scores

Over the last four decades, education spending has steadily increased in the United States, yet schools are not delivering the return on investment students and families deserve. The total cost to educate a student from kindergarten through high school graduation has nearly tripled from $56,903 in 1972 to $164,426 in … »