This week, 125 state legislators across 28 states who are working with Progressive States Network and the Constitutional Accountability Center filed a brief in the case of Halbig v. Sebelius. Joined in the brief by Congressional leaders, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, these lawmakers affirm that the tax credits provided under the Affordable Care Act -- the legislative provisions at issue in the Halbig case -- were indeed intended and crafted to be available to the American people regardless of their state.
Leading legislator members of a national group of state lawmakers react to the President's State of the Union address, commending the common sense solutions to secure real prosperity for all Americans and calling for more bold, strategic action to advance a shared agenda -- state by state, issue by issue.
On the fourth anniversary of the last federal increase in the minimum wage, a leading national group of state legislators joined other elected officials across the nation in calling for an increase in the minimum wage at both the state and federal levels, stressing the positive impact that raising the wage would have across the entire economy.
State Senator Joe Bolkcom (Iowa), Chair of the Board of Progressive States Network, released a statement in reaction to the 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Three years after Arizona passed the anti-immigrant SB1070, and as Congress is set to take on immigration reform, a growing number of resolutions being introduced in state legislatures is providing further evidence of just how far the debate on immigration in the states has shifted from just a few years ago. Today, a leading national group of pro-immigrant state legislators announced that state lawmakers from a total of 16 states have either introduced or plan to introduce resolutions or memorials to Congress in support of comprehensive immigration reform.
State legislators from 46 states are sending a clear a message to Congress: if the federal budget sequester is allowed to take effect as scheduled later this week, the results would be devastating for state economies.
Ann Pratt, Executive Director of Progressive States Network, made the following statement today in reaction to yesterday's passage in Congress of bipartisan legislation to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff."