Cato State Legislative Guide

(To be updated January 2017)

The Cato State Legislative Guide is designed to help state policymakers address important issues and free their constituents from the burden of overextended government. Broken down into five core policy areas — education, transportation, tax and budget, health care, criminal justice — each section provides:

  • Specific policy ideas from Cato Institute experts on how legislators can put their states back on a fiscally sustainable path that maximizes freedom.
  • A "best of" list of Cato publications in each subject area, offering in-depth analysis and data in support of our recommendations.
  • Contact information for the Cato scholars in each area of research.

Our hope is that the ideas in this guide will help state policymakers tackle the key issues facing their states in a manner that expands individual liberty, promotes free markets, and reduces the size of government.

If you have any questions about the 2011 State Legislative Guide, please contact Heather Curry at hcurry@cato.org.

Contents (All files are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.)

A. EDUCATION

Policy Ideas
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B. TRANSPORTATION

Policy Ideas
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C. TAX AND BUDGET

Policy Ideas
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D. HEALTH CARE

Policy Ideas
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E. CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Policy Ideas
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