Research by Stephanie Noble
SLC Regional Resource | April 2016
This SLC Regional Resource examines the role of states in broadband deployment and its relationship to municipal and federal initiatives, with particular attention to the needs of rural areas, and the successes of Southern cities and towns. Notably, this SLC Regional Resource focuses on government-owned broadband infrastructure and direct service provision, though other policies and incentives are discussed broadly. It does not address private alternative internet service providers.
Policy Analysis | February 2016a committee (F24) on voluntary consensus standards for amusement rides and devices, including within its scope: amusement ride testing, maintenance, operations and inspections. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) formally supports state regulations based on these standards, and tracks relevant state and federal legislation. Saferparks, a consumer safety advocacy group, also participates in F24 standard setting, and offers some state-by-state information regarding regulatory oversight of amusement rides.
Policy Analysis | January 2016
State Authority to Admit Refugees: Background and Recent Developments