Breonna’s Law, Prevailing Wage, Lying Dangerously and More

Posted on December 30, 2020

No-Knock Search Warrant Prohibition Act (Breonna’s Law): Louisville was the first jurisdiction to enact “Breonna’s Law,” banning no-knock search warrants, in the wake of the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in March 2020. The No-Knock Search Warrant Prohibition Act is based on Virginia’s version enacted in October 2020.

The Year of Lying Dangerously: 2020 saw more political lies, and especially “big lies,” than any other year in American history. That’s because Trumpism requires dishonesty to rally grassroots support. For more, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

2020 may be the hottest year on record: The La Nina weather patterns of 2020 were supposed to bring cooler weather. But, as Minnesota Public Radio’s Climate Cast explains, it will turn out to be the hottest or second-hottest on record. Either way, the last seven years are now the seven hottest on record.

A How-To Guide for Strengthening State and Local Prevailing Wage Laws: Government spending should not undermine companies that pay good wages and benefits. This new guide from the Center for American Progress explains and provides best practices for a prevailing wage.

EPI’s Top Ten Charts of 2020, the economic fallout of COVID-19: The chief economic story of 2020 was how COVID damaged America. The Economic Policy Institute provides ten charts that explain what really happened.

How to talk about the issue of taxation: Perhaps more than ever, Americans are cynical about taxes. And after Trump, why shouldn’t they be? Are you using the best messaging to avoid attacks? Read this chapter from PLI’s messaging guide.