Electric Buses, Property Taxes, Christian Nationalism and More

Posted on February 22, 2023

Property Tax Limitation and Deferral Act: As residential property values rise, homeowners on fixed incomes may be unable to pay their property taxes. The Property Tax Limitation and Deferral Act limits taxes to a percentage of income and provides that eligible individuals may defer some payments.

The imminent threat of Christian nationalism: PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute) recently published a groundbreaking poll with analysis entitled “Understanding the Threat of Christian Nationalism to American Democracy and Culture.” You should see the crosstabs by political party in the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

NEA’s School Me podcasts: NEA offers a series of great podcasts on education topics. The most recent is The Power of Pre-K, but there’s also Teaching Black History, Social and Emotional Learning, and much more.

The Supreme Court is poised to strike down affirmative action and student loan forgiveness: These decisions would threaten college enrollment and completion for students of color, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

Will 2023 be the year of the electric mass transit bus? The number of zero-emission buses has grown by 66 percent since 2021, declares Governing Magazine. Much of this is due to federal incentives and, like much of environmental policy, California takes the lead.

50 model bills with hyperlinks to 200 models: The 2023 edition of the PLI Progressive Agenda for States and Localities is now available. You can download a PDF with hyperlinks built-in, or read it online in HTML text.