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July 18, 2019

IPI Applauds FCC Effort to Curb Municipal Abuse of Cable Franchise Authority

We appreciate the FCC’s aggressive efforts to protect consumer interests and ensure that out-of-control local governments don’t erect counterproductive barriers to increased adoption of broadband services throughout the country.

July 10, 2019

Success Is Found In the Private Sector

Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) wants to cap seniors' drug costs in Medicare Part D, but not everyone sees positives to that plan.

July 8, 2019

Just Say No to Government Meddling with Medicare Part D

Imposing back-door price controls is bad news for seniors. 

July 8, 2019

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Can Develop Effective Democratic Governance That Will Please Republicans, Too

If Johnson can resist the demands of progressive constituencies to impose a social agenda on the people of Dallas, and if he will simply focus on doing a great job of running the core duties of the city, he can count on the support of Dallasites of all political persuasions, and in the process redefine Democratic urban governance, making Dallas a model for cities across the nation.

June 16, 2019

Proposed Texas High-Speed Rail Project Faces Legislative Opposition

Plans for a privately financed, high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas are being challenged by members of the Texas State Legislature, landowners along the proposed route, and some transportation researchers.

June 11, 2019

The Sky Didn't Fall

One year after the FCC’s reversal of the Obama administration’s heavy-handed internet regulations, not only did the sky not fall but investment is up, fiber and wireless are accelerating, and the broadband economy is back on the right track.

June 10, 2019

Trump's Climate Modeling Reform Scorches His Critics

by Merrill Matthews, H. Sterling Burnett

In an effort to improve the science used by regulatory agencies, the Trump administration has made, and is still making, adjustments in the way the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other agencies approach climate change and make the predictions that drive climate policies. Not everyone is pleased, to put it mildly.

June 7, 2019

Plumbers Decry Deregulation, Abbott Promises Resolution

“A lot of these licensing programs exist for no other reason than to protect a professional cartel and keep out competition," said IPI president Tom Giovanetti.

May 8, 2019

HHS Rule Fails to Illuminate Complex Drug Pricing Schemes

A new Health and Human Services rule requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose list prices for medications in commercial advertisements is unlikely to boost price transparency for consumers. In fact, it may create even more confusion.

May 6, 2019

Price Controls on Drugs Limit Access More Than Price

If lawmakers want to cut drug spending without leaving patients in the lurch, they’d be wise to foster more competition in the drug marketplace. Price controls are more about limiting access than price.

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