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We’re Nominated! Cast your vote for PRI today!

PRI has been nominated for two prestigious national awards – and we need your help to win! State Policy Network has recognized PRI with nominations for two awards, recognizing our successes in stopping destructive policies from Sacramento that would take away our freedoms, and promoting market-based reforms that would improve …

Business & Economics

NEW STUDY: Despite Billions Spent, Project Homekey Providing No Way Home for State’s Homeless

SACRAMENTO – Contrary to claims that Project Homekey is successfully addressing California’s homeless crisis, a new study released today by the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute finds that the program is costly, inefficient, and not helping to reduce homelessness.   Click here to download the study   “California has spent billions …

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CAPITAL IDEAS: New Lithium Tax Latest Battle in California’s War on Cars

DOWNLOAD THE PDF California’s 2022 budget includes a tax on lithium, which is necessary for building electric vehicle batteries. It’s almost as if policymakers aren’t as interested in forcing people into electric vehicles as they are pushing them out of cars altogether. The flat-rate tax, which goes into effect in …

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Supreme Court broadens school choice options, but states need to act

By Lance Izumi and McKenzie Richards While freedom has been under attack in many areas of life, the freedom of parents to choose the best education for their children has just expanded thanks to a recent Supreme Court decision. The case, Carson v. Makin, involved a Maine law that prevented parents and their children from using state-provided …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden Talks Consumer Spending, Housing Market Trends with Nasdaq Trade Talks

Dr. Wayne Winegarden, PRI senior fellow in business and economics, discusses how macro factors are impacting the housing market and consumer spending with host Jill Malandrino on “Nasdaq Trade Talks”.

Commentary

What does the SEC have to do with farming anyway?

The Securities and Exchange Commission isn’t usually associated with a discussion of agriculture or greenhouse gas emissions. A recent proposal might change that. The SEC has proposed businesses begin disclosing their “climate-related risks” by tracking greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) throughout their value chain to investors. Writing that “investors will . …

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Wayne Winegarden Plan to Let Medicare Negotiate Drug Prices on Scripps National News

In a national TV interview with Scripps National News, Dr. Wayne Winegarden, director of PRI’s Center for Medical Economics and Innovation, says making drug rebates work for patients would more effectively lower patient costs compared to a plan working its way through Congress to let Medicare negotiate prescription drug prices. …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden – Soaring Gas Prices

We discuss with Wayne what’s on everyone’s mind – inflation, rising gas prices, a possible recession, and whose to blame. He cuts through all the finger-pointing in Washington and Sacramento and offers ways that will truly help lower prices.

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No Investigation Needed – Government Energy Policy Fuels Record-High Gas Prices

Angry drivers paying record gas prices this year – surpassing $7 per gallon in parts of California – are demanding action from elected officials to lower gas prices. Surprisingly, Sacramento Democrats have hung onto this scorching hot political potato for months.  Democrat legislative leaders have rejected pleas from Republicans and …

Blackouts

CAPITAL IDEAS: When June Gloom Lasts All Year

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF The overcast days of June Gloom, a month of cloud and fog cover along the usually sunny Southern California coastal regions, can be a bit depressing. It’s a natural phenomenon that can’t be controlled. The same can’t be said about the man-made darkness ahead that will affect …

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We’re Nominated! Cast your vote for PRI today!

PRI has been nominated for two prestigious national awards – and we need your help to win! State Policy Network has recognized PRI with nominations for two awards, recognizing our successes in stopping destructive policies from Sacramento that would take away our freedoms, and promoting market-based reforms that would improve …

Business & Economics

NEW STUDY: Despite Billions Spent, Project Homekey Providing No Way Home for State’s Homeless

SACRAMENTO – Contrary to claims that Project Homekey is successfully addressing California’s homeless crisis, a new study released today by the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute finds that the program is costly, inefficient, and not helping to reduce homelessness.   Click here to download the study   “California has spent billions …

Blog

CAPITAL IDEAS: New Lithium Tax Latest Battle in California’s War on Cars

DOWNLOAD THE PDF California’s 2022 budget includes a tax on lithium, which is necessary for building electric vehicle batteries. It’s almost as if policymakers aren’t as interested in forcing people into electric vehicles as they are pushing them out of cars altogether. The flat-rate tax, which goes into effect in …

Commentary

Supreme Court broadens school choice options, but states need to act

By Lance Izumi and McKenzie Richards While freedom has been under attack in many areas of life, the freedom of parents to choose the best education for their children has just expanded thanks to a recent Supreme Court decision. The case, Carson v. Makin, involved a Maine law that prevented parents and their children from using state-provided …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden Talks Consumer Spending, Housing Market Trends with Nasdaq Trade Talks

Dr. Wayne Winegarden, PRI senior fellow in business and economics, discusses how macro factors are impacting the housing market and consumer spending with host Jill Malandrino on “Nasdaq Trade Talks”.

Commentary

What does the SEC have to do with farming anyway?

The Securities and Exchange Commission isn’t usually associated with a discussion of agriculture or greenhouse gas emissions. A recent proposal might change that. The SEC has proposed businesses begin disclosing their “climate-related risks” by tracking greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) throughout their value chain to investors. Writing that “investors will . …

Featured

Wayne Winegarden Plan to Let Medicare Negotiate Drug Prices on Scripps National News

In a national TV interview with Scripps National News, Dr. Wayne Winegarden, director of PRI’s Center for Medical Economics and Innovation, says making drug rebates work for patients would more effectively lower patient costs compared to a plan working its way through Congress to let Medicare negotiate prescription drug prices. …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden – Soaring Gas Prices

We discuss with Wayne what’s on everyone’s mind – inflation, rising gas prices, a possible recession, and whose to blame. He cuts through all the finger-pointing in Washington and Sacramento and offers ways that will truly help lower prices.

Blog

No Investigation Needed – Government Energy Policy Fuels Record-High Gas Prices

Angry drivers paying record gas prices this year – surpassing $7 per gallon in parts of California – are demanding action from elected officials to lower gas prices. Surprisingly, Sacramento Democrats have hung onto this scorching hot political potato for months.  Democrat legislative leaders have rejected pleas from Republicans and …

Blackouts

CAPITAL IDEAS: When June Gloom Lasts All Year

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF The overcast days of June Gloom, a month of cloud and fog cover along the usually sunny Southern California coastal regions, can be a bit depressing. It’s a natural phenomenon that can’t be controlled. The same can’t be said about the man-made darkness ahead that will affect …

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