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The Hazards of Noncompete Clauses in Public-Private Partnership Deals

Cars wait in a tunnel article icon Issue Brief Noncompete clauses constrain the government’s ability to improve critical infrastructure facilities, and they allow private concessionaries to earn returns that are disproportionate to the amount of revenue risk they have taken on.

by Kevin DeGood | Wednesday, July 27, 2016

After Liberation

ISIS defeated in Fallujah book_alt2 icon Report If the U.S. investment in military operations in Iraq is to pay lasting dividends and set the scene for long-term success in the region, it must be accompanied by stabilization efforts in areas liberated from the Islamic State.

by Hardin Lang and Muath Al Wari | Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Voting Rights Story

Rev. William Barber at a press conference article icon Issue Brief Over his nearly 50 years in the North Carolina state legislator, Rep. Mickey Michaux helped increase voting rights and participation. However, recent efforts in the state are putting these advances at risk.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, July 22, 2016

Turkey’s Path to Prosperity in 2023

Istanbul skyline book_alt2 icon Report Structural reform to education, the judiciary, and regulatory authorities can help Turkey unlock its potential and achieve its ambitious economic goals.

by the Center for American Progress, the Istanbul Policy Center, the Istituto Affari Internazionali | Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Creating Safe and Healthy Living Environments for Low-Income Families

A man walks past a blighted building in Baltimore book_alt2 icon Report Given how central homes and communities are to people’s lives, federal and local leaders must work to ensure low-income families live in environments that are conducive to their success.

by Tracey Ross, Chelsea Parsons, Rebecca Vallas | Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Early Learning in the United States

Children climb in a playground. article icon Fact Sheet Because high-quality child care and preschool prepare children for school and enable parents to work, they are necessities for children, families, and the economy, and state and federal policymakers must work to improve the U.S. early learning landscape.

by Jessica Troe | Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Disabled Behind Bars

A prisoner in a wheelchair goes through a door book_alt2 icon Report As bipartisan momentum around criminal justice reform continues to grow in Congress and across the United States, policymakers must include disability as a critical component of reform.

by Rebecca Vallas | Monday, July 18, 2016

Net Energy Metering

Electricians install solar panels article icon Issue Brief State policymakers are debating net energy metering in the context of electricity rates, the growing solar market, and reducing carbon emissions.

by Luke Bassett | Thursday, July 14, 2016

An Infrastructure Plan for America

ironworkers on bridge book_alt2 icon Report At each stage of our national development, the federal government has made major investments in infrastructure to accommodate future population growth and facilitate economic prosperity. The time has come once again to make sustained investments across sectors to ensure the United States is poised to thrive in the 21st century.

by Kevin DeGood, Christian E. Weller, Andrew Schwartz | Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fact Sheet: A Plan for Investing in America’s Infrastructure

construction worker article icon Fact Sheet Sustained investment in infrastructure will lay the foundation for prosperity and rebuild the middle class.

by Kevin DeGood, Christian E. Weller, Andrew Schwartz | Thursday, July 14, 2016

Girding the U.S. Electric Grid with Community Energy Storage

A darkened San Diego skyline article icon Issue Brief Distributed batteries for energy storage can collectively strengthen the electric grid against extreme weather.

by Ben Bovarnick | Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Turkey-Iran Relations

Rouhani and Erdogan article icon Issue Brief For Turkey and Iran to move away from their destructive regional confrontation and toward stability, they need to return to their previous policy of selective cooperation, compartmentalization, and mediation.

by Bülent Aras and Emirhan Yorulmazlar | Monday, July 11, 2016

Where States Are and Where They Should Be on Unemployment Protections

Job seeker looks for work article icon Issue Brief By taking steps to strengthen their unemployment insurance programs, states can better protect working families against joblessness, increase workforce participation, and prepare their economies to face the next recession.

by Rachel West, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant, Melissa Boteach, Claire McKenna, Judy Conti | Thursday, July 7, 2016

Carbon Pricing in a Fiscal Context

Washington refinery article icon Issue Brief The potential revenue from a price on carbon pollution would be a small percentage of the nation’s overall budget.

by Greg Dotson and Ben Bovarnick | Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Texas Families

mother and son article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Texas women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Danielle Corley, Maggie Jo Buchanan | Wednesday, June 29, 2016