Innovators in Action 2012, Year in Review

Reason Foundation’s Innovators in Action series profiles innovative policymakers in their own words, highlighting good government efforts that are delivering real results and value for taxpayers. In 2012, these thought leaders joined us from across the United States–and even Puerto Rico–to share insight into their process. Check out our year in review, below:

Innovators in Action kicks off again in the new year with my interview with Michael Cheroutes, director, and Nick Farber, enterprise specialist, for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s High Performance Transportation Enterprise. Visit for the latest content.

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Harris Kenny is a state and local government policy analyst at Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.

Harris has worked alongside policymakers in Colorado, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Arizona, Oregon and elsewhere to implement public policy solutions. Harris is currently serving as a member of the Local Authority Working Group of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's Amendment 64 Task Force, which is providing guidance on implementing recreational marijuana legalization. He conducts research on public finance, public-private partnerships, privatization, public safety, criminal justice and regulatory policy issues.

Harris has appeared on various television and radio outlets, such as National Public Radio, HuffPost Live, Al Jazeera, Voice of Russia and Colorado Public Television. His writing has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Denver Post, The Sacramento Bee, The Orange County Register, Real Clear Markets,, and other print and online outlets. He also serves as co-editor of Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report ( and Innovators in Action ( publications.

Prior to joining Reason Foundation, Harris worked at the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation. He earned a BA in Economics from Pepperdine University, where he worked as a research assistant to Dr. Luisa Blanco at Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy.

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