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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

Rural Broadband Investments Promote an Inclusive Economy Article
Wheat grows in a field next to utility poles along a road in Maxatawny Township, Pennsylvania, June 2021. (Getty/Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle)

Rural Broadband Investments Promote an Inclusive Economy

For those in rural communities, especially low-income people and people of color, access to necessary high-quality internet will remain out of reach without government investment.

Caius Z. Willingham, Areeba Haider

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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