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10 State Poll: Americans Support Bold Policy Solutions to Bolster Economy and Democracy, Manage Crises Exacerbated by COVID

August 19, 2020 in , , , , , ,

Intense support for commonsense election reforms and solutions to create economic security A recent poll surveying voters in Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and conducted by TargetSmart, shows voters support policies to ensure accessible elections and a desire for more state investment […]

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Floridians Want State Lawmakers to Act on Threats Created by COVID Crisis

August 4, 2020 in , , , , , ,

Strong support for progressive solutions to help working families and ensure the elections are accessible and safe A recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Florida voters hold deep concerns over the risk that COVID-19 poses to their health and the impact on the economy and the election.  Two in three Floridians […]

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Mainers Concerned About Economy and Health Care, Support the Recent Actions Taken in the 2019 Legislative Session

August 6, 2019 in , , , ,

A recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Mainers are concerned about pocketbook economic issues, the affordability of health care, and education. Mainers also support recent state legislative actions to address these issues and the direction Maine is going after the 2019 legislative session. Legislators took significant steps in the 2019 session […]

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Arizona Progressives Hold Steady and Stem Conservative Overreach

June 12, 2019 in , , ,

Progressive legislators stood strong in the 2019 legislative session and were able to continue to articulate the bold vision outlined in the Sunrise Agenda. Progressive discipline helped produce better policy outcomes on education, the environment and democracy for Arizonans.   In Defense of Democracy While progressives do not control either chamber, they were able to […]

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In Nevada: First Female Majority Legislature Makes Significant Progressive Gains in 2019

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In 2019, Nevada made history by becoming the first female majority legislature in the history of the United States. With this historic majority, the Nevada Legislature made momentous headway into improving our democracy and economy for working people. Through recently passed legislation, thousands of Nevadans will now have improved access to the ballot box and […]

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Progressives Fight for Sunrise Agenda in Stormy Legislative Session

May 6, 2019 in , , , ,

By James Chan, Florida State Director Progressive legislators and partners kicked off the 2019 legislative session with a bold Sunrise Agenda focused on the economy, affordable health care, education, the environment and a welcoming Florida.   But during the legislative session, conservatives, who control both chambers, refused to debate the priorities that Floridians identify as […]

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Are the Best States for Workers Also the Best States for Business?

August 30, 2018 in , , , ,

By: Michelle Sternthal, Senior Domestic Policy Advisor, Oxfam America Popular rhetoric in the U.S. pits workers against businesses. How often does one hear, “Worker protections saddle businesses and stall the economy! Increasing the minimum wage will scare away businesses! Regulations kill jobs!” In so many policy conversations, we are told that labor laws must be […]

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