State and Local Policy

The Center for American Progress constantly strives to find meaningful solutions and pathways to promote progressive policy advancement at the state and local level. Our work focuses on locally driven solutions as well as the vast policy and communications expertise in the organization. We hope this research and data can help facilitate thoughtful debate among state and local leaders so that we can bring about progressive change in an ever-changing political landscape.

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Fact Sheet: North Carolina’s Strategic Transportation Investments Law Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: North Carolina’s Strategic Transportation Investments Law

North Carolina’s transportation project prioritization framework locks in highway investments at the expense of projects that would provide sustainable and affordable alternatives to driving, including public and active transportation such as biking and walking.

Kevin DeGood

North Carolina’s Strategic Transportation Investments Law Is a Barrier to Progressive Transportation Report

North Carolina’s Strategic Transportation Investments Law Is a Barrier to Progressive Transportation

North Carolina’s transportation project prioritization framework locks in highway investments at the expense of projects that would provide sustainable and affordable alternatives to driving, including public and active transportation such as biking and walking.

Kevin DeGood

How States and Cities Can Benefit From Climate Investments in the Inflation Reduction Act Report
Wind turbines in West Virginia

How States and Cities Can Benefit From Climate Investments in the Inflation Reduction Act

State and local governments will receive financial and technical support from the Biden administration to help them achieve success under the Inflation Reduction Act, but they must also be prepared to stand up ambitious programs in their communities.

Some States Are Ready To Punish Abortion in a Post-Roe World Report
Reproductive health advocates rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

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

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