About the Author
Thomas Savidge is a Program Associate for the State and Local Policy Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Thomas graduated from State University of New York, New Paltz with a BA in political science and philosophy in 2015. He is currently also a MPP student in public policy at George Mason University. His research interests include state and local policy and drug policy. Thomas was a Mercatus Center Frédéric Bastiat Fellow during the 2015-2016 academic year.