The Federalism Project

American Enterprise Institute

Federalism in the News



Of Continuing Interest

  • Manhattan Institute releases the Education Freedom Index--finds positive correlation between academic achievement and educational competition.
  • Massachusetts' Pioneer Institute releases the Government Effectiveness Index. States' ability to deliver key services measured in six areas: K-12 education, higher education, highways, transit,
    state police, the judiciary, corrections, and financial administration.
  • The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, continued: Congress passes an amended version of RFRA after the Supreme Court invalidates its key provisions. Click here for a summary of the new law and the National League of Citiesí reaction.
  • Rediscovering the charms of the (local) police power: an American Bar Association task force, headed by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, warns against Congress' continuing tendency to federalize criminal law.  For a summary and on-line version of the report, click here.