Tax Expenditure Sunset Act: Many states and cities have an inadequate system for reviewing and re-approving tax expenditures. The Tax Expenditure Sunset Act requires that all new tax expenditures automatically expire in five years unless renewed, and all preexisting tax expenditures shall be reviewed.
Brand-new Second Edition of our advocacy manual, Preparing to Win: These are strange times. Truth and lies are used interchangeably. Bigoted speech and fake news inundate policymakers and the public. Regressive, cold-hearted policies are offered merely to energize the right-wing base. Civility and reasoned argument are cast aside entirely. For more, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.
Watch thirty webinars at your leisure: There are thirty different webinars about policy and messaging on the PLI website covering a wide range of issues from economics and civil rights to health care and public safety. Watch them by clicking here.
Check out the Marshall Project for cutting edge journalism about criminal justice: The Marshall Project is a nonprofit that does hard-hitting journalism on criminal justice topics, especially on prison reform, private prisons, and immigration detention facilities.
New anti-abortion litigation tactic: The opponents of abortion rights are trying a new litigation tactic in Rhode Island, claiming that states don’t have the constitutional right to protect abortion rights. PLI is quoted in this ThinkProgress report.
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 at Exhibition Booth #726.