Josiah Neeley

Josiah Neeley is Texas director for the R Street Institute.

Texas Hides Behind Its Bottles


It’s been a busy summer for booze-related litigation in Texas. I’ve written previously about the successful challenge by craft brewers to a 2013 law that makes them give away their distribution rights, and about a challenge to an overbroad interpretation of regulations preventing alcohol distributors from owning stock in grocery-store companies that sell alcohol. Now, […]

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Texas Cities Are Losing Control of Fracking


Overall, conservatives in Texas had a very good election night last week. Republicans took all the statewide offices, as indeed they have in every election since 1994, and claimed virtual supermajorities in both the state house and senate. Even a ballot measure on a light rail project in liberal Austin went down to defeat. Yet […]

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Much Ado About Voting


Voter ID is not a big deal. Or, rather, it is a big deal, but it probably shouldn’t be. Let me back up a bit. Over the past decade, there has been a growing movement in a number of states to require individuals to show photo identification when voting. Twelve states have adopted a photo ID […]

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