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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
This policy brief examines the problem of inaccessible abortion and outlines local policy solutions to address it, including providing local funding of abortion, creating a supportive culture for women's reproductive health decisions, ensuring access to unbiased information, and passing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This report lays out a set of policy and political interventions that cities, regions, and states can make to increase municipal revenue and to make their collections more progressive. Cities have historically suffered enormous budget shortfalls and after the Great Recession, available...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Data & Technology
Transparency and public data can help improve the effectiveness of government agencies and elected officials. However, current transparency requirements focus on physical publication and inspection, which favor and protect incumbent power. Local governments often do not have rigorous...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health
Fracking is an under-regulated, highly contaminative, and unsustainable practice. Because major decisions about large-scale fracking projects are unaddressed by the federal government (since profitable oil companies have utilized their monetary and political capital to keep fracking...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas -
The 2017 partisan tax reform law accelerated the United States’ rising inequality by slashing taxes of wealthy individuals and corporations and expanding the federal deficit, ultimately straining municipal budgets. In order to restore fairness to the tax code and generate revenue...

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