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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Community Development, Finance & Procurement
Public-private partnerships (P3s) to build infrastructure, are increasingly structured around “availability payments,” which advocates argue are a better alternative than more traditional revenue-risk contracts. However, availability payments are long-term financial commitments that...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Outdated workplace policies have failed to keep pace with the demands on today's workforce, limiting our economic growth....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
There are 2.1 million undocumented college-age individuals in the country who have overcome significant obstacles in order to pursue their education and the American dream. Given some encouragement and support, these students, often called Dreamers, could reach their potential and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Education, Finance & Procurement, Children & Families, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families
In the United States, the average annual percentage rate paid on a payday loan is 391%. But payday loans are only one of the many mechanisms that impose triple-digit interest rates on low-income and vulnerable communities. High-cost loans that collateralize a car title, fixed pensions,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Education, Housing, Public Safety, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
In the modern economy, a college education or technical degree is more important than ever - higher education greatly increases a person's access to high-paying jobs and future earnings. Implementing free tuition or free college at public institutions at the state level can increase...
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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas -
The $1 trillion public-private infrastructure plan proposed by the Trump Administration would cost an additional $1 trillion-plus in financing and user fees over a ten-year period. This policy brief lays out a variety of funding options that would not increase taxes or the federal...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education
The higher education system is a major force in economic, racial, and gender inequality that serves the pockets of corporations and the ultra-wealthy. This report delves into the principles, membership, and strategies of Student Action, a group devoted to utilizing direct action,...

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