New Model Bills, Drug Testing, Clean Energy and More

Posted on January 16, 2019

End Marijuana Drug Testing Act: Either recreational or medical marijuana is now legal in 33 states and the District of Columbia. Yet, perhaps half of employers conduct drug tests for marijuana on job candidates, which is neither fair nor sensible. The End Marijuana Drug Testing Act prohibits drug testing for marijuana use unless the testing is required by federal law or is part of a law enforcement investigation into driving while intoxicated.

Ten of our newest model bills: We’ve just published the latest edition of our Progressive Agenda for States and Localities. For ten of the newest model bills featured in that booklet, most of which can be enacted at either the state or local levels, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Voicing Our Values – How to Talk About Social Services: This is the eleventh segment in our podcast series, which you can listen to at your convenience. It explains messages and narratives you should use when talking about social services. To listen or download the podcast click here.

Five Clean Energy Policies to Watch in 2019: From the group Advanced Energy Economy, here are five issues that will drive state policy for, or against, advanced energy in the year ahead.

Policy Strategies for Pursuing Adequate Funding of Community Colleges: This report from The Century Foundation describes the problem – that, while they enroll the most disadvantaged students, community colleges are insufficiently funded – and offers some solutions.

Read our messaging pocket guide: This very small booklet contains a great deal of poll-tested messaging advice across a wide range of issues. To download a PDF, click here.