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Building a Progressive Majority: Bills for 2008

As legislative sessions begin in coming weeks and last minute bills are being introduced, this Dispatch is intended as a quick checklist of potential model bills to introduce based on our policy options outline released in 2007: Building a Progressive Majority in the States: Policy Options for 2008

 

Individual Mandates and the Problem of Affordability

Individual Health Care Mandates and the Problem of Affordability

Monday, November 19th, 2007

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Individual Health Care Mandates and the Problem of Affordability

Is an individual mandate to purchase health care insurance the solution to America's growing health insurance crisis? 

Progress Amidst Conflict: California and Illinois Wrap up Sessions

Progress Amidst Conflict: California and Illinois Wrap up Sessions

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

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Illinois Legislative Recap: Progress Amidst Intraparty Warfare

Illinois' session was marked by an ugly showdown between Governor Blagojevich and the legislature that delayed funding for schools and jeopardized federal transportation money, with the Governor even suing his fellow Democrat House Speaker Michael Madigan over the scheduling of special sessions.

MI & MD: Solving State Budget Crises with New Revenue

MI & MD: Solving State Budget Crises with New Revenue

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

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Building a Progressive Majority: Policy Options for 2008

Last November, we saw voters taking the first steps to repudiate the right-wing ideology and institutions that have long dominated much of the political landscape in our states. For too long, we have seen right-wing politicians, backed by corporate money and by conservative think tanks, blocking communities from improving wages, impeding expansion of health care, and auctioning off public assets and public contracts to big monied interests.

With Supreme Court Shift to Right, States Need to Take Action

With the replacement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor with Samuel Alito, this session marked a significant move to the right by the Supreme Court, as the new "Roberts Court" came down repeatedly on the side of corporate interests and closed the courtroom door to justice even further for average citizens.