Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure recipients are part of the fabric of communities across the United States.
By introducing a state child tax credit—or improving an existing credit—state policymakers can substantially reduce child poverty, increase family economic security, and invest in their state’s next generation.
In states with the lowest teacher pay, teacher protests have been common, as has legislative action to increase salaries.
Policymakers must invest in strengthening the direct care workforce in order to improve the quality of care delivered to patients and to achieve better value for every dollar spent on long-term services and supports.
State lawmakers can boost wages and encourage entrepreneurship by restricting noncompete and no-poaching agreements.
State and local leaders can take action to fight back against big money and special interests—and put the public back in charge.
Across the country, President Trump's shutdown has had damaging effects on vital programs and services. As he continues to hold portions of the government hostage, Trump has left hundreds of thousands of workers in financial limbo.
State policymakers can boost workers’ pay and freedom in the economy by restricting noncompete agreements and banning no-poaching agreements.
800,000 federal workers could go without paychecks in the event of a prolonged government shutdown.
As communities are hit with more intense extreme weather, floods, and wildfires fueled by climate change, Congress must invest in solutions that build our nation’s resilience.
With 36 new or re-elected governors taking office in 2019, there is an opportunity to make progress on early childhood education issues to improve the lives of millions of children and families across the United States.
In the absence of federal leadership, states must adopt policies and allocate resources to promote effective and constitutional policing.
Karla Walter and David Madland discuss how state and local leaders can empower workers.
A new analysis of child care supply in every U.S. neighborhood finds that approximately half the country has too few licensed child care options.
As attacks to women’s health and rights ramp up on the federal level, states have an opportunity to advance progressive policies to protect women and their families.