The R Street Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, public policy research organization (“think tank”). Its mission is to engage in policy research and outreach to promote free markets and limited, effective government. The Institute works extensively on both state and national policy, focusing on issues that other groups tend to neglect. Its specialty is in tackling issues that are complex but don’t necessarily grab major headlines. The Institute believes that free markets work better than the alternatives. At the same time, it recognizes the legislative process calls out for practical responses to current problems. Toward that end, its motto is “Free markets. Real solutions.”