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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

Important takeaways from Kansas’ vote for a constitutional right to abortion In the News

Important takeaways from Kansas’ vote for a constitutional right to abortion

Elyssa Spitzer reacts to Kansas' recent vote to retain its state constitution’s protection of a right to abortion. She discusses why, despite this important victory for women’s health and equality, abortion rights should not be left to the ballot but instead be recognized in the federal constitution as a fundamental right.

The Hill

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

Millions Will Gain Nondiscrimination Protections Under the Equality Act Article
Protestors march in support of transgender lives during a demonstration in New York City, October 2020. (Getty/John Lamparski/SOPA Images/LightRocket)

Millions Will Gain Nondiscrimination Protections Under the Equality Act

These fact sheets highlight how the Equality Act will result in expanded nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people, women, communities of color, and foreign-born individuals in states across the country.

Caroline Medina, Lindsay Mahowald, Sharita Gruberg

A How-To Guide for Strengthening State and Local Prevailing Wage Laws Report

A How-To Guide for Strengthening State and Local Prevailing Wage Laws

This report provides a road map for state and local policymakers working to create or strengthen prevailing wage laws, explains core features of prevailing wage legislation, and lifts up existing best practices from around the county.

Karla Walter, Malkie Wall, Alex Rowell

Raising the Bar Report

Raising the Bar

States and cities can set minimum compensation standards for private sector employees that reference prevailing wage and benefit rates.

David Madland, Malkie Wall, Alex Rowell

How States Can Use TANF Funds To Help More Residents in Need Fact Sheet
A child carries a pet from her apartment as her family is evicted for nonpayment of rent, September 2020, in Phoenix. (Getty/John Moore)

How States Can Use TANF Funds To Help More Residents in Need

Even in the absence of congressional action, states can use TANF funds to support their residents who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Justin Schweitzer

State and Local Wins Illustrate National Demand for Early Learning Investments Article
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State and Local Wins Illustrate National Demand for Early Learning Investments

Communities across the country have passed state and local ballot measures to increase public funding for early childhood services, demonstrating a path forward for federal action in 2021.

MK Falgout, Laura Dallas McSorley

The Facts on State and Local Elections Fact Sheet
Voters stand in line outside of a satellite polling station in Philadelphia, October 2020. (Getty/Mark Makela)

The Facts on State and Local Elections

State and local elected officials are the key to ensuring that significant reforms are made to the criminal justice system.

Akua Amaning

6 State Strategies To Improve Child Care Policies During the Pandemic and Beyond Report
 (A 4-year-old paints autumn leaves in a child care center in Arnold, Maryland, on November, 25, 2019.)

6 State Strategies To Improve Child Care Policies During the Pandemic and Beyond

As the child care market struggles to survive the impact of the pandemic, states can implement strategies to improve child care so that it better meets the needs of working families, children, educators, and employers.

Simon Workman, Katie Hamm

Why Voting Matters for the Disability Community Article
A voter walks to fill in her ballot at a polling station in New York, November 2018. (Getty/Xinhua/Han Fang)

Why Voting Matters for the Disability Community

A lot is at stake in the 2020 elections—and voter turnout among Americans with disabilities must be supported before and after the polls close.

Valerie Novack

Fact Sheet: How State and Local Governments Can Make Climate Jobs Good Jobs Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: How State and Local Governments Can Make Climate Jobs Good Jobs

Tackling climate change will require state and local action alongside federal policy change. State and local policymakers can ensure that good jobs are created in the new clean economy by focusing on five proven job-quality strategies.

David Madland, Terry Meginniss

17 Ways Companies Can Help Americans Vote Safely Report

17 Ways Companies Can Help Americans Vote Safely

This election, forward-looking businesses can provide an essential service to their communities—preserving the right to vote while also protecting their stakeholders from COVID-19.

Alex Tausanovitch, Sarah Bonk, Richard Eidlin

State Actions Undermining Abortion Rights in 2020 Report

State Actions Undermining Abortion Rights in 2020

Despite wins in the courts, abortion rights remain under attack and out of reach for many in the United States.

Nora Ellmann

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