Defined-contribution plan account holders should have to obtain written spousal consent to take payment from the account in a form other than a joint-and-survivor annuity.
Policymakers should establish and enforce uniform standards to safeguard the integrity of the electoral process.
States should expand laws on durable powers of attorney to:
States should codify, simplify, and clarify trust laws. They should model them on the Uniform Trust Code.
States should create a transparent and nonpartisan redistricting process.
Policymakers should simplify the settling of estates in probate. The process should be expedited. Cost should also be reduced.
Qualified candidates should receive free or significantly discounted media advertisements. They should also receive reduced postage for mailings.
Policymakers should strengthen federal and state laws that protect against age discrimination. They should ensure victims have adequate remedies, including monetary damages.
Federal, state, and local governments should maintain substantial penalties for violations of campaign finance laws.
Policymakers should expand disclosure requirements for all funds spent on elections or ballot initiatives.