Report While pension-fund investments alone will not fill the infrastructure funding gap entirely, pension funds have the assets to contribute a significant share of capital toward rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure.
Issue Brief As we continue to combat rising economic inequality, high-quality early childhood investments will help all children realize their full potential and provide enormous long-term benefits to society.
Report Leveraging additional private investment will help close our nation’s infrastructure-funding gap and enable the completion of hundreds of critical projects that will provide substantial economic returns for American taxpayers.
Due to decades of insufficient or misdirected investment, a significant portion of water-distribution and sewer systems are reaching or have already reached the end of their intended operational life and are beginning to fail.
Report Many of our drinking-water and clean-water systems have been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair, but a number of common-sense reforms can help address the systems' failures.
Charts Chart shows the 10 states with the most state-regulated, high-hazard dams in need of repair.
Report The combination of extreme weather and flooding resulting from global warming and our aging dam and levee infrastructure means that without action, thousands of lives and communities are at risk and avoidable public costs will rise.
Report An infrastructure bank and planning council would better organize spending on infrastructure projects, as well as increase public and private investment in those projects.
Kristina Costa and Donna Cooper consider Hurricane Issac and the cost of not maintaing levees.
Report Donna Cooper, Adam Hersh, and Ann O'Leary explain why U.S. economic competitiveness depends on the education of the next generation.
Charts An infographic by Donna Cooper, Adam Hersh, and Ann O'Leary compares U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next generation workforce.
Donna Cooper outlines CAP's plan for balancing the budget, growing the economy, and cutting poverty.
Report Keith Miller, Kristina Costa, and Donna Cooper offer recommendations for boosting investment in our economically critical freight infrastructure.
Donna Cooper argues that drastic cuts to mental health service budgets coupled with lax gun purchase laws increases the likelihood of more rampage shootings.
Donna Cooper writes that the pace of mentally ill individuals who commit rampage killings with legally purchased guns is increasing.