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The State of Safe Leave Report
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The State of Safe Leave

U.S. states are increasingly providing safe leave for workers who need time off to deal with the impacts of sexual and domestic violence.

2024 Affordable Care Act Marketplace Plan Selections by Congressional District Interactive
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2024 Affordable Care Act Marketplace Plan Selections by Congressional District

A new CAP interactive explores the proportion of nonelderly people who made federally facilitated marketplace plan selections during the 2024 open enrollment period by congressional district. Without congressional action, consumers will lose the enhanced financial assistance that supported record levels of enrollment.

Nicole Rapfogel

Monthly Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Savings by State Interactive
Farxiga, Xarelto, Entresto, and Eliquis are made available to customers at the New City Halsted Pharmacy in Chicago.

Monthly Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Savings by State

Medicare drug price negotiation will result in thousands of dollars in net price savings for 30-day supplies of the first 10 drugs undergoing negotiation; here’s how those savings add up state by state.

Nicole Rapfogel

Arizona Semiconductor Technician Quick Start Program Article
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Arizona Semiconductor Technician Quick Start Program

This program provides students at Maricopa Community Colleges with the opportunity to become trained as semiconductor technicians.

Arizona KOREPlex Battery Manufacturing Plant Article
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Arizona KOREPlex Battery Manufacturing Plant

KOREPlex is opening a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Arizona that will be operated by electrical hardware and automatic software made in the United States.

Laz Paz County, Arizona, Mohave Road Reconstruction Article
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Laz Paz County, Arizona, Mohave Road Reconstruction

This grant provides funding for a project to rebuild a critical road in Laz Paz County, Arizona, in the Colorado Indian River Tribe Reservation.

Facing the Fire: Phoenix Airport Workers Demand Protections Against Extreme Heat Video

Facing the Fire: Phoenix Airport Workers Demand Protections Against Extreme Heat

Amid record-breaking temperatures, Phoenix airport service workers filed an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) complaint against their employer and are demanding action to improve job conditions and safety measures.

Arizona Sky Harbor Taxiway Project Article
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Arizona Sky Harbor Taxiway Project

This grant helps fund a project to connect Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s north and south airfields, improving air traffic flow and eliminating the need for a fourth runway that would take up more land.

Arizona Land Ports of Entry Modernization Projects Article

Arizona Land Ports of Entry Modernization Projects

A $500 million investment from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will allow two land ports of entry on the Arizona-Mexico border to be modernized and a new one to be constructed, facilitating safe and efficient flow of people and goods in the region.

Meyer Burger Solar Module Production Site Article

Meyer Burger Solar Module Production Site

Meyer Burger is building a new production site for their solar panels in Goodyear, Arizona, creating new jobs and expanding the North American market for solar panels with applications ranging from residential to commercial.

Biden’s economic agenda in action at Douglas port In the News

Biden’s economic agenda in action at Douglas port

In an op-ed, Cochise County Commissioner Ann English describes the need for a second port of entry to increase trade and protect community safety. The new commercial port project is now underway thanks to funding from the American Rescue Plan and the Biden administration’s investments in infrastructure.

the Arizona Daily Star

Ann English

Biden’s infrastructure and inflation reduction laws are transforming the boilermaker trade In the News

Biden’s infrastructure and inflation reduction laws are transforming the boilermaker trade

In an op-ed, Boilermakers Local 627 Business Manager Jacob Evenson discusses how his industry has experienced a downturn in recent decades. However, with new projects funded by the Biden administration, Evenson is more hopeful than ever for the future of the Boilermakers.

the Arizona Mirror

Jacob Evenson

The Biden Administration’s First 2 Years: Stories of Americans Who Benefit From a Government Invested in Their Future Article

The Biden Administration’s First 2 Years: Stories of Americans Who Benefit From a Government Invested in Their Future

This collection features stories from Americans across the country whose lives and communities have benefited from the legislative and executive actions passed under the Biden administration.

the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Recover, Rebuild, Reform: Stories of Americans Affected by the American Rescue Plan, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act Article

Recover, Rebuild, Reform: Stories of Americans Affected by the American Rescue Plan, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act

This CAP Action collection features stories from people in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire whose lives have been improved by the legislation passed during the Biden administration’s first two years.

the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Teacher Preparation Shortcuts Won’t Solve the Teacher Shortage Article
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Teacher Preparation Shortcuts Won’t Solve the Teacher Shortage

Recently passed legislation that reduces training requirements for teachers will harm student learning, weaken the profession, and ignore the systemic issues that have long contributed to teacher shortages.

Loren Welles

Women’s Stories on Economic Justice and Health Care Article

Women’s Stories on Economic Justice and Health Care

This CAP Action storybook features women in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire whose stories center on issues from prescription drug pricing and health insurance, to child care and paid leave.

the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Some States Are Ready To Punish Abortion in a Post-Roe World Report
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Some States Are Ready To Punish Abortion in a Post-Roe World

For generations, Americans have known abortion to be a fundamental right; if Roe v. Wade is overturned, some states will quickly make it a crime.

Elyssa Spitzer

Early Learning in the United States: 2021 Fact Sheet

Early Learning in the United States: 2021

These state fact sheets provide data on access to affordable child care for families, compensation for child care providers, and economic benefits of increased public investment in early learning.

MK Falgout

State Abortion Legislation in 2021 Report

State Abortion Legislation in 2021

In 2021, the United States has seen the highest number of abortion restrictions made law in a single year, and the legal context in which this newly enacted legislation will operate is particularly tenuous.

Elyssa Spitzer, Nora Ellmann

Closing Advanced Coursework Equity Gaps for All Students Report
Tenth-grade students make programming adjustments to a robot that they are testing in a Computer Science Principles course at a Maryland high school, December 2017. (Getty/Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Closing Advanced Coursework Equity Gaps for All Students

Even in high schools with similar levels of access to advanced coursework, Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students are less likely to be enrolled in advanced courses—and even when they are enrolled, they experience less success in these courses than their peers.

Roby Chatterji, Neil Campbell, Abby Quirk

The Funnel To Passing AP Exams Interactive

The Funnel To Passing AP Exams

This interactive uses data from the U.S. Department of Education to estimate how many students, overall and disaggregated, enroll in AP courses, take AP tests, and pass AP tests.

Roby Chatterji, Neil Campbell, Abby Quirk

A Criminal Record Shouldn’t Be a Life Sentence to Poverty Report
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A Criminal Record Shouldn’t Be a Life Sentence to Poverty

Bipartisan momentum for clean slate and fair chance licensing policies—which remove barriers to economic opportunity for people facing the stigma of a criminal record—has grown significantly in the states in recent years.

Rebecca Vallas, Sharon Dietrich, Beth Avery

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