Media Coverage, Corporate Taxes, Vacant Offices and More

Posted on April 20, 2022

Qualified Providers of Abortion Act: Both medication and aspiration abortion procedures are extremely safe. The Qualified Providers of Abortion Act allows Advanced Practice Clinicians—nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physician assistants—to perform such abortions. Anticipating new patients from red states, such legislation was passed this year in Maryland, Washington and Delaware.

Vacant offices bring major policy problems: Among workers whose jobs can mostly be done at home or another remote location, about 60 percent now prefer they not come back to the office. The coming transition of millions of jobs away from company or government offices will substantially affect downtowns and other office areas. For specifics, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Is a low-carbon gasoline standard good for the environment? California, Oregon and British Columbia have programs to encourage lower carbon intensity in transportation fuels. Should this be adopted in other blue states? This podcast is from Bloomberg Law.

Reclaiming corporate tax revenues for state and local governments: State and local tax rates on corporate profits have shrunk nearly in half since 1989, causing a budget shortfall of about $50 billion. A new Economic Policy Institute report demonstrates the problem and suggests solutions.

Twelve absolutely essential things you should know about running for office: This oldie-but-goodie write-up by Cosmopolitan is valuable for both campaign newbies and veterans.

Earn media coverage: Another timely chapter from our PLI advocacy guide, Preparing to Win. It’s commonsense advice about how to pitch your news stories.