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June 12, 2017

King Measure Under Scrutiny and Criticism

Medical malpractice laws in Iowa and other states would be nullified under a measure in Congress that could be voted on this week. Conservative writer and public policy consultant Dean Clancy says he’s concerned the measure would cancel out any state level malpractice laws. Opponents of HR 1215 include the Institute for Policy Innovation, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance and the American Bar Association.

June 12, 2017

Coalition Letter Opposing the 'Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017'


Coalition letter expressing opposition to H.R.1215, which advances ‘federalization’ of state tort law. This bill is contrary to constitutional principles and represents an undue restriction on freedom. 

April 30, 2017

Mackowiak: Compromise Bathroom Bill Threads the Needle


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

On March 17, Tom Giovanetti, an influential conservative and president of the Institute for Policy Innovation, penned an opinion column for The Dallas Morning News that offered his creative solution. 

April 20, 2017

Texans Testify Against Transgender Bathroom Bill Through the Night


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Tom Giovanetti said the House bill was an improvement from a Senate version because it was a small-government solution that limits the creation of additional protected classes of people. “It will limit the ability of cities to get involved in this type of social justice activity,” he told the committee.

April 18, 2017

A Limited Government Solution to the Bathroom Controversy


In the debate over bathroom access for transgendered persons, the best solution is not to expand government power, but limit municipal overreach. Those in favor of precluding cities from social justice do-goodism should embrace solutions such as Texas’s CSHB 2899, which limits municipal power— rather than an unworkable attempt by the state to police bathroom access.

April 18, 2017

A Limited Government Solution to the Bathroom Controversy


It should be no surprise that the best solution to the transgender bathroom controversy is to limit rather than expand government power. Texas and other concerned state legislatures should assert their authority as creators of their municipalities to limit the ability of their municipalities to engage in such civic mischief.

March 30, 2017

The Allegation That Congress Destroyed Your Internet Privacy Is Fake News


You have been lied to about “your browsing history being sold to the highest bidder.” That was fake news pushed by special interest groups taking advantage of easily duped social media.

March 17, 2017

How the Texas Legislature Can Solve the Bathroom Bill Dilemma Without Using the Words 'Bathroom' Or 'Transgender'


The state of Texas has a compelling interest in protecting its residents against municipal actions that erode economic and social freedom, including municipal do-gooders. The legislature should craft alternate legislation that is at the same time broader and better than the well-intended but wrongly targeted bathroom bill.  

March 2, 2017

Privacy


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

If Congress passes the Email Privacy Act and sends it to President Donald Trump, it could be an "quick, easy bipartisan victory" for taxpayers and get the new administration and lawmakers off to a "positive" start, said IPI President Tom Giovanetti in an opinion piece in TechCrunch Wednesday.

March 1, 2017

Email Privacy Could Be A Quick Win for Trump and Congress


Congress could chalk up a quick, easy bipartisan victory for taxpayers if both the House and Senate determined to pass the Email Privacy Act as early as possible.

 

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