To help flatten the curve of COVID-19, states and local governments must take the threat seriously by implementing extensive closures and bans immediately.
Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the president declared the coronavirus a national emergency, invoking the Stafford Act. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This emergency legislation would enhance the health and financial security of America's families by making coronavirus testing free, providing emergency paid leave, expanding unemployment insurance, increasing...
There are basic policy steps that state and local policymakers can take immediately to help local economies and working families weather the coronavirus outbreak.
Gun theft is rampant in states across the country, leaving all of our communities vulnerable to violent gun crime.
This interactive allows users to see the harms that would result if the Affordable Care Act were repealed, with data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
States can receive federal funding to expand Medicaid eligibility, but gerrymandering keeps hundreds of thousands of people uninsured.
States have a variety of policy options to reduce their prescription drug spending without jeopardizing the health of patients.
City and state policymakers across ideological divides can help raise standards for workers and boost sustainable economic growth by supporting employee ownership and broad-based profit-sharing.
Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released new analyses of racial disparities in infant health outcomes across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. While the United States ranks 55th internationally on infant mortality, it spends 20 times more per capita than countries such as Serbia, which has a comparable rate. While the national rate is in...
This interactive allows users to see states' progress toward implementing policies to improve maternal and infant mortality and eliminate racial disparities in health across three domains: healthy families, economic and work supports, and infant health outcomes.
This interactive allows users to view the most recent available data on infant health outcomes across states and compare demographic groups to see how outcomes differ by race and ethnicity.
States could save lives by passing tougher gun laws, but gerrymandering keeps progress out of reach.
By developing policies for workers’ boards—governmental bodies that bring together representatives of workers, employers, and the public—state and local policymakers can raise minimum wage rates, benefits, and workplace standards across entire occupations, sectors, and industries.
Workers’ boards—also known as wage boards or industry committees—set minimum wage rates, benefits, and workplace standards for an entire occupation, sector, or industry. Boards can raise wages for both low- and middle-income workers, and they are particularly helpful in industries where traditional collective bargaining is difficult.
This report serves as a guide for state and local government officials and advocates interested in developing workers’ board policies.