IdeaLog

You are the vanguard of the progressive movement

Posted on January 17, 2018

As we begin this crucial year, one that may determine the direction of American politics for decades to come, let us explain what we intend as the role played by the Public Leadership Institute....

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Ten model bills for cities and counties

Posted on January 3, 2018

Most of the PLI model bills featured in the 2018 edition of the Progressive Agenda work at both the state and local levels. But there are some areas of law that are particularly suited...

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Ten modest model bills

Posted on December 20, 2017

Every lawmaker works on a wide variety of bills and at least some of them should be the kind that may draw bipartisan support. Here are ten such policy models from our brand-new 2018...

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PLI Bulletin

Climate Alliance, How to Answer Tough Questions, New Message Framing and More

Posted on January 17, 2018

Climate Alliance Membership Act: Climate change is one of the most urgent issues in the world. Because Donald Trump opposes the Paris Accord, it is absolutely essential for states and localities to tackle the...

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Answering Tough Questions, Bills for Localities, Nullifying the Tax Bill and More

Posted on January 3, 2018

Felony Threshold Reform Act: Felony theft is distinguished from misdemeanor theft by a monetary value. If the item stolen is worth more than, say $500, the crime is a felony while taking an item...

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Ten Modest Bills, Restorative Justice, Webinar Archive and More

Posted on December 20, 2017

Fair Share Employer Disclosure Act: Too often, employers pay wages so low that their workers need government assistance to make ends meet. The Fair Share Employer Disclosure Act, based on legislation in California and...

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In the News

PLI cited on prescription drug legislation

Posted on September 30, 2017

Maryland law that punishes generic price gouging can proceed By ED SILVERMAN @Pharmalot In a blow to the pharmaceutical industry, a federal court judge allowed a new Maryland law to go into effect on...

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PLI’s work featured in Glamour Magazine

Posted on July 27, 2017

Abortion Rights Are Under Attack, but Some States Are Fighting Back By Lily Herman It’s no secret that President Donald Trump, his administration, and Republican lawmakers are trying to dismantle women’s reproductive rights in 2017....

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PLI work praised on the Katie Speak Show

Posted on July 24, 2017

Fighting Back At The Texas Legislature: A Conversation With Katie Klabusich by Kit O’Connell [This is a description of part of the show. The entire podcast version is here.] Then, the show’s host, Katie Klabusich, and...

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