Cicero Action's Impact
Cicero Action partners with courageous government leaders on policy solutions that use transparency, accountability, and competition to enable innovation and uplift millions of our fellow citizens. By applying the principles that allow a free society to thrive, we can overcome special interests and entrenched bureaucracies to expand opportunity and enhance liberty for all Americans.
Governments are not subject to the same transparency or accounting requirements as the private sector, driving waste, cronyism, and spending. Policymakers should publicize comprehensive financial data and place safeguards on budgets to ensure that the government is acting as a good steward of taxpayer money.
Interacting with the government should not be an inefficient, time consuming headache. By realigning government agencies’ incentives to align with the private sector’s, policymakers can prioritize consumer focus and greater efficiency from agencies like the DMV.
While the healthcare industry touches all Americans, few understand how it works. The lack of transparency and competition is unacceptable and makes healthcare increasingly unaffordable. Patients deserve greater access to healthcare options and pricing and treatment information to get the care they and their families need.
Public higher education has lost its focus on preparing students for careers. Funding destructive ideologies and administrative bloat has led to low graduation rates, rising student loan debt, and a shortage of in-demand skills. Aligning colleges’ incentives with students’ success will make higher education a better investment for taxpayers and students.
As failed urban policies demonstrate, allowing street camping attracts more homeless individuals and takes away tools to encourage needed services. States can reduce street homelessness by providing innovative shelter options, empowering successful nonprofits, and emphasizing drug and mental health treatment.
America’s justice system should keep communities safe, yet repeat offenders are driving rising crime. And law-abiding citizens deserve better results given the ever-growing investment from taxpayers. Policies that reward what works will drive improved outcomes for those on parole and probation and make communities safer.
Outdated regulations hinder innovation and stand in the way of new business models. Legislators, government agencies, and the private sector need to collaborate to design more effective regulations that create a level playing field for entrepreneurs.
Active States Wisconsin, Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah
Florida Higher Education Reform
Florida HB 1507 makes a percentage of state funding in two-year post-secondary schools contingent on graduate earnings. Cicero Action worked with House Leadership to include this provision in the state’s…
Arizona Probation Reform
Arizona HB 2707 rewards probation departments with savings for reducing the costs of incarceration. Cicero Action revived and improved an earlier program that showed strong initial success in lowering crime…
Texas Street Camping Ban
Texas HB 1925 helps the homeless and improves cities. Cicero Action convinced House and Senate leadership that this was a necessary first step for Texas localities to avoid the policy failures…
About Cicero Action
Cicero Action is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization that identifies innovative and effective policy reforms to share with state lawmakers, executive branch officials, and other nonprofit groups.
Cicero shares my belief that greater transparency is key for effective, limited government. Whether applying this principle to law enforcement, education, healthcare, or the budget, empowering lawmakers and citizens in my district with information is a necessary step to holding government accountable.
Cicero brings innovative, conservative ideas to policy areas that have suffered under failed big government programs for far too long—like homelessness. Cicero’s proposals, and all the resources needed to turn these reform ideas into reality, are essential to policymakers like myself delivering results and helping my constituents.
Cicero’s data driven focus to developing public policy is what excites me about its mission. Cicero also recognizes that public policy innovation is happening in states like Florida, and that these successes can serve as models for other states to follow.
Cicero’s innovative ideas harness the power of market competition to improve failing government programs. Cicero also designs reforms that are specific to each state, and the team provided me with all the research I needed to push my probation incentive bill across the finish line with bipartisan support.
Cicero knows that my state’s biggest challenges require innovative policy solutions. By providing necessary research on my priority topics and quickly answering my team’s requests, Cicero helps me make Wisconsin a better state to work and raise a family in.