IdeaLog

The education tragedy you haven’t heard about

Posted on October 20, 2021

Last week, an agency of the Department of Education reported that, for the first time since testing began in the 1970s, nationwide scores dropped for all categories on the National Assessment of Educational Progress...

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The conservative excuses for selfishness

Posted on October 6, 2021

What are conservatives thinking when they say, with colossal irony, “my body, my choice”? How do they justify going unvaccinated and maskless when vaccines and masks are extremely protective and practically free? The answer...

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Vaccine mandates represent winning politics

Posted on September 22, 2021

More than 73 percent of adults, including 86 percent of Democrats and 60 percent of Republicans, have taken at least one shot of the COVID vaccine. Only about 40 percent of children over 11...

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PLI Bulletin

Forever Chemicals, Supply Chain Problems, Rainy Day Funds and More

Posted on October 20, 2021

Protections from Forever Chemicals Act: A family of chemicals known as PFAS, often called “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down in the environment, are used in many household products and have been linked...

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Conservative Selfishness, Troll Farms, Abortion Laws and More

Posted on October 6, 2021

Crisis Pregnancy Center Fraud Prevention Act: This year, Connecticut became the first state to enact legislation (SB 835), based on San Francisco’s successful anti-fraud statute, to address the problem of lies and misrepresentations by...

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Vaccine Mandates, Homeless Crisis, Aging Population and More

Posted on September 23, 2021

Prepare for an Aging Population Act: In most jurisdictions, the percent of elderly residents is growing fast. The Prepare for an Aging Population Act would establish a task force to study the state’s or...

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In the News

The Lily features the Playbook for Abortion Rights

Posted on October 21, 2021

The Lily, published by The Washington Post, ran a story headlined “Lawmakers are racing to mimic the Texas abortion law in their own states” which includes PLI’s Playbook for Abortion Rights. That section of...

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New York enacts a PLI model

Posted on October 13, 2021

New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation (S.343-A/A.3412-A) classifying certain threats to report a person’s immigration status as extortion or coercion under New York law. As acknowledged in the Governor’s statement about the...

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Network Director Dave Woodward featured in Politico

Posted on June 21, 2021

“The Man Who Remade Oakland” (Part II) In 1998, when Dave Woodward was elected to the state House at age 22, one of the things that immediately separated him from other young win-it-now political...

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