We take a quick look at redistricting procedures and developments in some states leading up to the 2020 elections.
Tag Archives: policy
The Importance of State and Local Relief Funds in the Next Stimulus Package
State and local governments are tightening belts as their revenues take a huge hit. What does this mean for Americans, and will Congress do something about it?
Oklahoma City Draws Some MAPS to Avoid Public Debt
Oklahoma City funds some its biggest public works without taking on municipal debt. What could other cities learn from its program?
No V-Shaped Recovery as Congress Can’t Figure It Out
Grim numbers for unemployment insurance claims and the expiration of much-needed benefits frame Congress’ struggle to strike a deal.
Points made about raising the minimum wage, explained
Let’s take a look at some of the most prevalent points made about raising the minimum wage.
Some deets on the minimum wage
You might be familiar with the status of and debate surrounding the federal minimum wage. Here’s a quick refresher in case you’re foggy on the specifics. Part one of two.
A Match Made in Misery: Housing Insecurity Meets a Pandemic-made Recession
We’re careening toward an eviction cliff thanks to the pandemic. But things were bad before the virus hit.
A Beginner’s Guide to Indian Country & Tribal Governance
To understand the effects of a recent Supreme Court ruling, consider some history and policy on tribal lands and sovereignty.
Recidivism as a Policy Issue
Recidivism, the “revolving door” of re-incarceration, is a policy issue in addition to being a moral dilemma. It effects not only individuals and families, but communities at large and their local economies.
Jobs, COVID-19, & an Honest Take
The June jobs report and declining death numbers from COVID-19 feel like good news, but we shouldn’t be patting ourselves on the back.