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We have analyzed the likely impact on voter turnout should West Virginia adopt Same Day Registration (SDR).1 Under a system proposed2 in West Virginia, eligi- ble voters who miss the current deadline for reg- istering may be able to register to vote during the state’s 17-day early voting period.3...
04/01/2011
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On March 29th, 2011 Public Works hosted a webinar on ways to take advantage of tax season as an opportunity to communicate a different story about the role of taxes in our country. While it focuses on Tax Freedom Day, it includes universal examples for any situation. This guide provides strategies...
03/29/2011
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Read the full policy paper Would the Virtual State Bank compete with community banks? No. The Virtual State Bank would partner with community banks to help expand their lending markets. In fact, the VSB would be statutorily prohibited from retail operations. Why does Oregon need a Virtual State...
03/29/2011
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SUMMARY Oregon can put its public funds to use in a way that creates jobs and tilts the economic playing field back toward Main Street businesses, family farms, and our community banks. A Virtual State Bank (VSB), based on the principles of the successful Bank of North Dakota, will raise revenue...
03/29/2011
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"Workplace flexibility" is the buzz phrase in debates about how to help busy parents better juggle the competing demands of work and family. But the public conversation has been shaped largely by the experiences of professional workers. Low-wage workers face a different set of challenges -- they...
03/14/2011
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Summary: Maryland can put state deposits to use in ways that tilt the economic playing field back toward Main Street businesses, our community banks, and long-term job growth. A Maryland Partnership Bank (like the successful Bank of North Dakota) will generate new revenue for Maryland, save local...
03/03/2011
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In the school of brutally hard knocks, America has relearned something about the business world: it needs rules. When we let corporate and financial insiders decide large questions of right and wrong for themselves, we invite trouble. The most devastating financial crisis since the Great Depression...
02/07/2011
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This guide includes strategies for defending public services and the revenues needed to support them. Produced during the anti-government, budget-slashing political climate of 2010-2011, this report advocates for affirming the role of public services, systems, and structures. It examines dominant...
12/10/2010
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Can the workers of the world unite? This special report by Demos and The American Prospect includes articles by Harold Meyerson, Monica Potts, David Moberg, Lance Compa, and Jake Blumgart.
12/01/2010
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Putting our nation on a path of broad prosperity will require generating new jobs, investing in key areas, modernizing and restoring our revenue base, and greatly increasing the cost efficiency of the health care system. Achieving these goals, however, will require an informed and engaged public to...
11/30/2010
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