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The Center for American Progress constantly strives to find meaningful solutions and pathways to promote progressive policy advancement at the state and local level. Our work focuses on locally driven solutions as well as the vast policy and communications expertise in the organization. We hope this research and data can help facilitate thoughtful debate among state and local leaders so that we can bring about progressive change in an ever-changing political landscape.
STATES & TERRITORIES
Bold Ideas for State Action
Americans are ready for states—the laboratories of democracy—to offer a new progressive vision for shared prosperity. This report presents a menu of state policy priorities to help people secure good jobs and good wages and to support strong and healthy communities in which all people are treated fairly and equitably.
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STATEMENT: Governor Cuomo Should Resign or Be Removed From Office, Says CAP’s Mara Rudman
How States Can Build on the ACA To Improve Affordability and Lower Health Care Costs
By Maura Calsyn
ISSUE BRIEF
A Single Courageous State: Climate, Jobs, and Justice, Episode 1
By Chris Chyung
VIDEO
The Clean Economy Revolution Will Be Unionized
By Rita Cliffton, Malkie Wall, Sam Ricketts, Kevin Lee, Jessica Eckdish, and Karla Walter
REPORT
Closing Advanced Coursework Equity Gaps for All Students
By Roby Chatterji, Neil Campbell, and Abby Quirk
REPORT
The Funnel To Passing AP Exams
By Roby Chatterji, Neil Campbell, and Abby Quirk
INTERACTIVE
Building Infrastructure That Supports Opportunity, Equity, and Sustainability
By Kevin DeGood
REPORT
Resources From the State House to the White House: Progress on Climate, Justice, and Jobs
COLUMN
STATEMENT: Reinstatement of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule Is an Important Step Toward Ending Housing Discrimination
A Criminal Record Shouldn’t Be a Life Sentence to Poverty
By Rebecca Vallas, Sharon Dietrich, and Beth Avery
REPORT
Only Half of U.S. States Have Active Worksharing Programs
By Malkie Wall and Lily Roberts
COLUMN
States’ Essential Health Benefits Coverage Could Advance Maternal Health Equity
By Nora Ellmann and Jamille Fields Allsbrook
COLUMN
An Urgent Rescue Plan for Puerto Rico
By Federico de Jesús and Laura Rodriguez
ISSUE BRIEF
Preparing Students of Color for the Future Workforce
By Ashley Jeffrey and Laura Jimenez
ISSUE BRIEF
Millions Will Gain Nondiscrimination Protections Under the Equality Act
By Caroline Medina, Lindsay Mahowald, and Sharita Gruberg
COLUMN
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ALL STATES
ALABAMA
ALASKA
ARIZONA
ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
CONNECTICUT
DELAWARE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
FLORIDA
GEORGIA
HAWAII
IDAHO
ILLINOIS
INDIANA
IOWA
KANSAS
KENTUCKY
LOUISIANA
MAINE
MARYLAND
MASSACHUSETTS
MICHIGAN
MINNESOTA
MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI
MONTANA
NEBRASKA
NEVADA
NEW HAMPSHIRE
NEW JERSEY
NEW MEXICO
NEW YORK
NORTH CAROLINA
NORTH DAKOTA
OHIO
OKLAHOMA
OREGON
PENNSYLVANIA
PUERTO RICO
RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA
TENNESSEE
TEXAS
UTAH
VERMONT
VIRGINIA
WASHINGTON
WEST VIRGINIA
WISCONSIN
WYOMING
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MULTIMEDIA
A Single Courageous State: Climate, Jobs, and Justice, Episode 1
The Funnel To Passing AP Exams
'It Would Bring so Much Relief to so Many People:' How Washington's Clean Slate Legislation Could Give People a Second Chance
PRESS ROOM
STATEMENT: Governor Cuomo Should Resign or Be Removed From Office, Says CAP’s Mara Rudman
STATEMENT: Reinstatement of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule Is an Important Step Toward Ending Housing Discrimination
STATEMENT: Proposed Constitutional Amendment Illustrates New Mexico’s Continued National Leadership in Prioritizing Early Childhood Education
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