State Regulation

Curbing the Spotted Lanternfly

Northeastern states are attempting to stop the spread of an invasive species that threatens crops.

Can Red and Purple States Go Green?

Scholars argue that state policymaking cannot effectively counteract federal environmental deregulation.

The Black Box of College Admissions

State legislators and the U.S. Education Department are scrutinizing college admissions practices.

The Future Looks Bright for the Right-to-Work Movement

The right-to-work principle protects employee freedom not to subsidize unwanted unions.

Regulating Non-Compete Agreements

Governments should place limits on non-compete agreements that apply to low-wage workers.

Strengthening Eco-Labeling Regulation

Scholar argues that many companies use unsubstantiated environmental claims to mislead consumers.

Lessons from State Implementation of Marijuana Legalization

States should learn from each other to confront the challenges of regulating marijuana.

How State and Federal Food Regulations Can—and Should—Work Together

Experts argue that gaps in federal food safety rules require state governments to step up.

Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Check on Excessive Historic Preservation

Local governments should conduct a formal analysis before designating private property as historic.

Working for Welfare Not Faring Well?

Analysts debate the effectiveness of work requirements for recipients of cash assistance in Kansas.

Regulating Sober Living Homes

Public officials and sober living home operators dispute whether sober living homes need more oversight.

Nuclear Energy at the Forefront of States’ Clean Energy Policies

Expert argues that courts should not strike down state programs that subsidize nuclear power plants.