Subsidized Jobs Act, Progressive Narrative, City Energy Efficiency and More

Posted on June 19, 2018

Minimum Standards for Subsidized Jobs Act: Every year, cities and states award billions of dollars in subsidies to companies that create poverty-level jobs which, perversely, increase the need for government services, including public assistance for food, housing, health care, and childcare. The Minimum Standards for Subsidized Jobs Act mandates that companies cannot be eligible for government subsidies unless they meet minimum standards for job quality.

Both race and class are essential in a progressive narrative: There’s new research from pollster Celinda Lake and a host of allies demonstrating that progressives should not focus exclusively on race OR class. Both the progressive base and persuadable Americans are more energized by messages that addresses both. To learn more about this research and recommended language, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Voicing Our Values—How to Talk About Economic Fairness: This is the third segment of our podcast series, which you can listen to at your convenience. This one explains the conservative economic message and suggests how to defeat it with a poll-tested progressive narrative. To listen to or download the podcast, click here.

Prescription drug pricing laws enacted this year: The Center for State Rx Drug Pricing, part of the National Academy for State Health Care Policy, has compiled a listing of all the drug pricing laws enacted in 2018. Twenty-three of them are similar to PLI’s No Gag Rule on Pharmacists Act and four are like the Pharmaceutical Cost Transparency Act.

The City Energy Efficiency Scorecard: The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) published a report that ranks 51 large U.S. cities on what they are doing to save energy. The policies praised in this report could be enacted in any American locality.

2018 PLI Conference: Our State Strategy Forum is fully booked! If you are coming, please take a look at our agenda and plan which sessions you would like to attend. You can view the agenda here.