ACS Issue Briefs

See below all issue briefs since January 2017. Click here for past issue briefs.

Discriminatory Driver’s License Suspension Schemes

March 19, 2019 More than seven million Americans have had their licenses suspended for unpaid, court-related debts. In most states, a person’s driver’s license may be suspended without regard for their ability to pay. These policies hit communities of color and people with low incomes the hardest, and can result in a cycle of unemployment and inability to pay the outstanding debts, that the...

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Shifting Gears: The Federal Government’s Reversal on California’s Clean Air Act Waiver

The Trump Administration has its sights on a special waiver written into the Clean Air Act that per...

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Preparing for the 2020 Census: Considerations for State Attorneys General

With the 2020 Census looming, ACS is pleased to present a new Issue Brief by John H. Thompson, ...

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Reforming “Regulatory Reform”: A Progressive Framework for Agency Rulemaking in the Public Interest

In the wake of decades of increased corporate influence in politics, regulatory reform has become sy...

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