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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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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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California Legislative Roundup: Legislature's Gains Muted by Governor's Veto Pen

The breadth of issues addressed by the California Legislature was impressive as legislative leaders moved aggressively on the environment and clean energy, education, workplace family issues, and health care. However, because of the Governor's veto pen and the minority party's ability to block revenue bills with just one-third of the vote, the extent of the progress the Legislature made on these issues was far less than it could have been.

Student-Led Think Tank Advances Progressive Policy Reforms

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Student-Led Think Tank Advances Progressive Policy Reforms

Student-Led Think Tank Advances Progressive Policy Reforms

http://www.progressivestates.org/dispatch

Monday, August 27, 2007

Student-Led Think Tank Advances Progressive Policy Reforms

25 Ideas for Working Families in America

Today's Dispatch is devoted to exploring some of the innovative policy ideas of the student-run think tank, The Roosevelt Institute - many of which can be implemented by state legislatures and local governments.

Tuition Equity Could Be Coming Soon to a State Near You

Those who follow state immigration policy may have taken note of an interesting phenomenon—the recent momentum behind state level tuition equity proposals. Just this week, Oregon’s Senate passed a Republican-sponsored tuition equity bill which proposes to level the playing field for promising and motivated undocumented students by ensuring that they pay the same in-state tuition rates as their US citizen and legal permanent resident classmates. In states without tuition equity laws, talented undocumented students who are eager to attend state colleges or universities must pay out-of-state tuition rates, which in some states are as much as 350% higher. As a result, many exemplary undocumented high school graduates are forced to abandon their dreams of higher education and a better future for themselves, and their family due to the high cost of tuition.