100 Model Bills, Long-Term Care, PLI in Slate and More

Posted on March 3, 2016

More than 100 model bills, all in one place: The Public Leadership Institute offers model legislation addressing all areas of state and local policy. If you’re looking for a bill to sponsor or promote,...

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Focusing on Principles, Fair Debt, Repro Rights Report and More

Posted on February 18, 2016

Fair Debt Buying Practices Act: Over the past seven years, the debt buying industry has greatly expanded, using lax documentation requirements to collect from the wrong consumer or for a debt that is no...

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Solitary Confinement, Gun Violence, Job Creation and More

Posted on February 4, 2016

Juvenile Justice Stop Solitary Confinement Act: President Obama recently announced a ban on solitary confinement for juvenile offenders, but it only applies to the federal prison system. Here is a model bill to do...

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Abortion Rights Strategy, Government Accounting Rule, Corporations Hoarding Cash and More

Posted on January 21, 2016

Women’s Right to the Pill Act: Women seeking contraception, especially emergency contraception, continue to face refusals when they go to the pharmacy. The anti-abortion movement, in some states, has become the anti-contraception movement as...

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Abortion Rights, Financial Protection, Drug Offenders and More

Posted on January 7, 2016

Rape Survivor Information Act: Emergency contraception (EC) is exceptionally effective in preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex. Any woman who reports to law enforcement or college authorities that she has been sexually assaulted ought to...

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Keep Bosses Out, Ten Policy Myths, Take On Hate and More

Posted on December 10, 2015

Keep Bosses Out of the Bedroom Act: Employees should be judged by their performance at work, without regard to their personal, private health care decisions. Yet, in recent years there have been a number...

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Job Piracy, Populist Platform, the Supreme Court and More

Posted on November 25, 2015

Job Piracy Cease Fire Act: Neighboring jurisdictions are continuously trying to steal jobs from one another by bribing employers to move. This is a horrible use of taxpayer funds and unfairly tilts the economic...

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Too Young to Test, End of Life Options, Ballot Initiatives and More

Posted on November 13, 2015

Too Young to Test Act: A recent report from the Council of the Great City Schools found that there is far too much reliance on standardized testing in public schools, hurting schoolchildren, teachers and...

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Public Services, Standardized Testing, Message Framing and More

Posted on October 29, 2015

Access to Public Services for Non-English Speakers Act: Millions of residents can’t easily interact with government agencies because they a have limited ability speak or read in English. The Access to Public Services for...

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Voter Registration, Political Labels, Charter Schools and More

Posted on October 15, 2015

Automatic Voter Registration: Oregon and California recently enacted legislation automatically registering to vote any resident who has a driver’s license or state ID card unless the individual opts out. The Brennen Center describes the...

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