Thanksgiving Arguments, Drug Costs, Body Cameras and More

Posted on November 20, 2018


Fair Minimum Wage Act: Nearly every state should emphasize a Fair Minimum Wage Act in 2019, especially when progressives can point to a neighboring state with a higher minimum wage. EPI’s minimum wage tracker is an easy way to survey the situation. Obvious targets include: GA, ID, IN, NH, NM, PA, TX, VA and WI.

How to argue over the Thanksgiving table: Now that America is more politically polarized than ever, you may be dreading Thanksgiving a bit. Your loud-mouthed right-wing Uncle Mort insists on debating politics and you expect he’ll be more confrontational than ever. Now is the time to follow the basic rules of persuasion described in PLI’s book Voicing Our Values. For tips, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

State Options to Rein In High Prescription Drug Prices: Wednesday, February 28 @3pm Eastern, 2pm Central, 1pm Mountain, Noon Pacific. Families USA is presenting a panel of experts who will present several different ways to lower drug prices—all of them quite popular. To register for the webinar, click here.

Five trends in body camera legislation: States and localities are continuing to enact and refine body camera laws and policies. Good statutes balance the interests of disclosure and privacy. The Urban Institute recently published a discussion of trends and best practices.

Hunger in America: What would be more appropriate for Thanksgiving than to educate yourself about hunger and poverty in your own state. Bread for the World provides fact sheets, state-by-state.

Community Schools Model Legislation: The new Community Schools Playbook contains three model bills for states, cities/counties and school boards to establish or expand community schools in your jurisdiction.