Agency Diversity, Debate Proactively, Soda Tax and More

Posted on May 23, 2018

Public Agency Diversity Act: It is not unusual for officials in states and localities to find that particular government departments—often law enforcement agencies—lack diversity. The Public Agency Diversity Act requires a designated department, when...

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E-cigarettes, Housing Crisis, Direct Mail and More

Posted on May 9, 2018

E-cigarette Smoke-Free Act: There has been a tremendous increase in vaping, especially by teenagers, and particularly with the E-cigarette device Juul. States and localities should protect both children and nonsmokers from the health risks...

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Nondisclosure Agreements, “Opioid” Debate, Hacker Attacks and More

Posted on April 25, 2018

Limiting Sexual Harassment Clauses in Nondisclosure Agreements Act: Nondisclosure agreements are common and now many companies are explicitly prohibiting employees from making critical comments that could harm the company’s or an executive’s reputation, including...

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Conversion Therapy, Using Technology, America’s Libraries and More

Posted on April 11, 2018

No Conversion Therapy for Minors Act: Sadly, some churches and families pressure children to participate in so-called conversion therapy, to turn them “straight.” But being LGBTQ is not a disorder and there is no...

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Right to Repair, Energy Storage Systems, Citizenship in the Census and More

Posted on March 28, 2018

Consumers’ Right to Energy Storage Systems Act: Thanks to Tesla and other high-tech companies, home battery systems are coming and many electric utilities are trying to stop them. Based on a groundbreaking new Colorado...

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Religious “Freedom,” Pharmacists Act, Environmental Justice and More

Posted on March 15, 2018

No Gag Rule on Pharmacists Act: This is one of the fastest-moving bills of 2018. Some health insurance and pharmacy benefits managers restrict pharmacists from telling customers how they can save money on certain...

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Assault Weapons Ban, Recording of Interrogations, Hacker-Proof Voting Myth and More

Posted on February 28, 2018

Electronic Recording of Interrogations Act: Every year, innocent people are jailed because of false confessions. Every state and locality with a police force can help protect the innocent and convict the guilty by mandating...

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Fair Chance Licensing, Extended School Year, Black Families Agenda and More

Posted on February 15, 2018

Fair Chance Licensing Act: More than 70 million Americans have a criminal record that may prevent them from obtaining a license to work in a wide variety of industries. The Fair Chance Licensing Act...

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Net Neutrality, Climate Change, Strategy Questions Answered and More

Posted on January 31, 2018

Climate Change Impact Assessment Act: Climate change will eventually affect every state and locality with more and worse hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, drought and wildfire. Some of these problems can be predicted and some of...

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Climate Alliance, How to Answer Tough Questions, New Message Framing and More

Posted on January 17, 2018

Climate Alliance Membership Act: Climate change is one of the most urgent issues in the world. Because Donald Trump opposes the Paris Accord, it is absolutely essential for states and localities to tackle the...

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