Honeybees, Earned Media, Stun Cuffs and More

Posted on March 31, 2016

Pollinator Protection Act: An ongoing, serious die-off of honeybees is threatening many of the crops that make up our food supply. We can do something about it. Studies confirm that neonicotinoid pesticides contribute to...


Aging Population, Gun Violence, Voting Machines and More

Posted on March 17, 2016

Prepare for an Aging Population Act: As the Baby Boom Generation ages, both state and local governments will need to respond with new programs and services. Shouldn’t we prepare now? The Prepare for an...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...