Chris Edwards

State Policy Favoritism and Corruption

California leaders are in the news for passing a misguided law that requires most independent contractors to be treated as employees, and then realizing how harmful that is and passing another law exempting dozens of politically important industries from the mandate.

Senate Is Right to Resist State Aid

Another week, another news story about supposedly imploding state‐local government budgets.

Repeal Local Restrictions to Revive Economy

The restaurant industry has been hit hard by the health crisis and recession.

Federal Aid Creates Central‐​Planning Power

The Trump administration is threatening to cut federal aid to cities that do not follow its approach to policing and civil unrest.

Federal Aid Dwarfs the Fall in State Tax Revenues

The Wall Street Journal published a news story suggesting that public schools face ruin without more federal aid.

Spin in WSJ Budget Story

The Wall Street Journal has published a biased news story regarding state budgets.

No More State Aid

In response to the crisis, federal policymakers have passed a series of aid packages providing hundreds of billions of dollars to state and local governments.

Kill Two Birds with One Stone: Repeal Collective Bargaining

Congress is debating legislation meant to address police misconduct along with a further aid package for state and local governments struggling with budget deficits.

Federal Aid for State‐​Local Police

Presidential candidate Joe Biden said that he does not favor defunding police but instead “conditioning federal aid to police based on whether or not they meet certain basic standards of decency and honorableness.”

Police Spending Soars at the Federal Level

Some protestors are calling for defunding the police in the wake of George Floyd’s death and other incidents of police misconduct.


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