Election Analysis, Climate Disaster, Food Waste and More

Posted on November 3, 2021

Driving for Opportunity Act: The policy of suspending driver’s licenses for failure to pay fines, court costs or other debts causes more harm than good. The Driving for Opportunity Act repeals existing provisions that use the suspension or revocation of driver’s licenses or motor vehicle registrations as a means of collecting debt.

Three lessons from the Virginia elections: The 2021 election results must be seen as a wake-up call for progressives. At this point, we have the most information about Virginia, especially about turnout. For lessons from that state, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

A Last Chance to Avert Climate Disaster? Hundreds of heads of state have gathered in Scotland for the COP26 summit. The New York Times’ The Daily podcast discusses whether such talk can spur action.

California first state to outlaw gas-powered lawnmowers and leaf blowers: CA AB 1346 bans all gas-powered lawn equipment by 2024. As Route Fifty reports, these small engines spew a lot of pollution and, because of improvements in technology, they can be replaced by battery-powered engines.

Vermont law banning food waste has led to a big rise in food donation and composting: Originally enacted in 2012, Vermont gradually implemented its law which allowed policymakers to identify problems and work out the kinks, according to a story in Governing Magazine.

Washington Post features Abortion Rights Playbook: The Lily, published by The Washington Post, ran a story which features former PLI staff member Aimee Arrambide and PLI’s Playbook for Abortion Rights.