New Voicing Our Values, Schools, Podcasts and More

Posted on July 17, 2019

Too Young to Suspend Act: In some schools, very young children—as young as pre-K—are suspended or expelled from school because they are defiant or disruptive. The Too Young to Suspend Act prevents such suspensions or expulsions where students are quite young and they pose no danger to other students.

Brand-new Fourth Edition of Voicing Our Values: Politics is the art of persuasion. But persuasion is hard and getting harder. Today, facts are rationalized away and lies are ubiquitous. Without a grasp on objective truths, how can we get Americans to even comprehend what’s in their self-interest, much less what’s best for our nation? For more, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Watch sixteen podcasts at your leisure: There are sixteen segments about messaging on the PLI website covering a wide range of issues from economics and civil rights to health care and public safety. Listen to them by clicking here.

CBO Report on the effects of raising the minimum wage: The Congressional Budget Office, which is considered nonpartisan, has a new report that lays out the economic benefits of increasing the federal minimum wage to $10, $12, or $15 per hour.

National League of Cities report on the housing crisis: The Housing Task Force of the National League of Cities recently issued its report. It analyzes the causes of the housing crisis, provides case studies and makes recommendations.

See us in the Exhibition Hall at NCSL: If you’re coming to the National Conference of State Legislatures Summit in Nashville, August 5-8, please visit us in Exhibition Booth #726.