IdeaLog

Five more new model bills for 2023

Posted on January 25, 2023

Our 2023 Progressive Agenda for the States & Localities recommends 50 bills for this year, many of them brand new. Our last IdeaLog suggested five innovative model bills on a variety of subjects. Here...

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Five new model bills for 2023

Posted on January 11, 2023

Our 2023 Progressive Agenda for the States & Localities recommends 50 bills for this year, many of them brand new. Here are five innovative model bills on a variety of subjects. Fight back against...

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Five lessons of the 2022 midterm election

Posted on December 14, 2022

Was 2022 a turnout election? Which groups are trending toward one of the parties? How important was inflation? Do voters even like the Democratic Party? In short, what mattered to voters in the midterms?...

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PLI Bulletin

Tech Policy, Pretrial Detention, Environmental Justice and More

Posted on January 25, 2023

Firearms Perjury Enforcement Act: In many states, there is not much more legislatures can do to actually prevent future offenses. This bill, therefore, may be the single most effective legislative measure that could, as...

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Cyber Preparedness, Transit Ridership, New Model Bills and More

Posted on January 11, 2023

Agency Cyber Preparedness Act: Local governments and their agencies are currently the entities most under cyberattack in the U.S. The Agency Cyber Preparedness Act creates a state office of cybersecurity and directs it to...

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Hate Speech, Dress Codes, Medical Debt and More

Posted on December 14, 2022

Truth and Tolerance Commission Act: Fueled by unhinged conspiracy theories, hate speech and hate crimes have been increasing at alarming rates. Racist, nationalist, antisemitic and anti-LGBTQ falsehoods are poisoning our communities. The Truth and...

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In the News

PLI President Gloria Totten in the New York Times

Posted on December 1, 2021

Where the Pro-Choice Movement Went Wrong, New York Times, December 1 …Having lost at the Supreme Court, anti-abortion organizations set out to restrict abortion in cities and states. By the late 1970s, the leading...

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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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