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North Carolinians Supported Economic Reform Even Before the COVID-19 Crisis

March 30, 2020 in , , ,

A recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows North Carolina voters held deep concerns over pocketbook economic issues and support for progressive policy solutions even before the full impact of COVID-19 was felt. The poll showed that North Carolinians believe that the government should play a constructive role in people’s economic lives.   […]

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Maryland Voters Support a Progressive, Pro-Worker Agenda

January 30, 2020 in , , , , , ,

Voters also prioritize public education and are receptive to expanding revenue sources As stagnating wages continue to take a toll on the middle class, a recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Maryland voters value quality public education in the state and are strongly supportive of a progressive, pro-worker economic agenda. Education […]

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Virginia Voters Support Progressive Policy Solutions to Address their Economic and Election Concerns

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A recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Virginia voters are concerned about health care, pocketbook economic issues, and election security. Virginians have made the connection between the problems working families face and the progressive policy solutions that can address these challenges; they want action. Voters Want Action on Economic Policies that […]

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New Maine Focus Group Results Show Support for Progressive Ideas from the Legislature

January 17, 2020 in , ,

Recently concluded focus groups built on polling conducted last year and reveal Mainers strongly support many of the policies the state legislature has recently passed or considered with residents most supportive of legislation to make prescription drugs more affordable, ones that will hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for the opioid crisis, and establishing more protections for […]

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Our 10 Favorite Moments from State Legislatures this Year

December 30, 2019 in , , , , ,

2019 was a big year in state legislatures. Important battles to strengthen our democracy, improve the lives of working families, advance reproductive freedom, defend civil rights, and protect the environment were won and lost in states across the nation. These battles impact the lives of Americans every day, yet so many of these stories never […]

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THE BIG WINNERS FROM COLORADO’S 2019 SESSION

May 7, 2019 in , , , , ,

By: Kyle Huelsman, SiX Colorado State Director Working Women Will Benefit from the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act Senator Jessie Danielson and Representative Janet Buckner have been pushing the legislature to address the gender pay gap since 2016 and finally this year they found a path with SB-85, the Equal Pay for Equal Work […]

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While Federal Gridlock Dominates the News, State Legislators are Fighting for Families

February 6, 2019 in , ,

By Jessie Ulibarri, Executive Director of the State Innovation Exchange While many pundits and politicos have been focused on Washington this week, we at the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) are focused on the progressive legislators who are fast at work in state capitols advancing legislation to improve the lives of working families. That is why […]

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States Are Fighting for Families by Advancing Paid Leave, Building Momentum Toward a National Policy

February 5, 2019 in ,

By Ellen Bravo and Vicki Shabo Ellen Bravo is a co-founder and director of Family Values @ Work, a network of broad coalitions working for—and winning—policies such as paid sick days and family leave insurance. Vicki Shabo is vice president for workplace policies and strategies at the National Partnership for Women & Families. When the Family […]

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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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Fighting for Families Means Fighting for National Paid Family and Medical Leave

February 5, 2018 in , , , , , ,

As part of SiX’s 2018 #FightingForFamilies Week of Action, Vicki Shabo, the vice president for workplace policies and strategies at the National Partnership for Women & Families, wrote a guest blog commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and explaining the importance of fighting for a real national paid family and medical leave plan that doesn’t leave anyone behind.  […]

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SiX Releases 2016 End-of-Session Legislative Report

July 1, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As we look back at 2016 legislative activity in statehouses across the country, and as partisan gridlock in Washington keeps Congress at a standstill, it’s clear the most important policy fights have shifted to the states. This year, progressives and conservatives continued to battle at the state level over laws that will impact our lives […]

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