The State Policy Network is comprised of over 100 regular and associate members. While each individual member organization varies in composition, all are dedicated to advancing market-oriented public policy solutions while operating within the accepted standards and practices of the industry.
Membership in State Policy Network is voluntary and by invitation-only. SPN's mission is to provide its members with capacity-building services. SPN neither directs nor manages its members' programs or activities. SPN members pride themselves on their independence and relevancy to their respective states and/or areas of public policy research.
A regular member operates as a full-service think tank, addressing a variety of relevant policy issues, not just a single-issue. They will operate independently with their state, and not as part of a state chapter, franchise, other effort of a separate organization. Their primary goal is to provide educational materials to the citizenry, public officials, and members of the media with a state-based focus. They refuse to accept or solicit government funding, and are IRS approved 501(c)(3)s.
Like regular members, associate members are organizations that display a commitment to a market-oriented foundational public policy. They are also IRS approved 501(c)(3) organizations primarily focused on education and operate independently of all government funding. However, unlike regular members, SPN Associate Members can be national in scope and are not necessarily oriented towards a single state.
Public Policy Issues
SPN member organizations provide a wide range of products and services to their respective communities, to include:
• Timely and accurate research on public policy issues
• Research Papers, commentary, reports, and policy briefs proposing feasible and effective solutions to policy issues
• "Report Cards" to enable comparison on government services
• Events featuring policy experts to discuss current policy issues
• Resident scholars able to lend their expertise to educate and inform
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