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Progressive Heritage's Best Bits from 2014

We have almost reached the end of the calendar year so it’s probably a good time to have a brief look back to remind ourselves of key events that have helped or shaped the  282 more words

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Anti-Bullying Programs Would Be Restored with New Legislation

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A new bill aims to restore anti-bullying programs cut because of funding.

Assembly Bill 63, introduced by Concord Asm. Susan A. Bonilla, would allow for a specialized license plate available through the Department of Motor Vehicles. 86 more words

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Anticorruption Update - Reform Stalls, Scandals Intensify

As of the last update, it seemed like the anticorruption reform – one of the last unfulfilled promises of the Pacto por Mexico – was close to being passed and certainly during the current legislative session. 1,322 more words

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A Progressive Counterweight to the Conservative ALEC Agenda

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a powerful group of conservative U.S. state legislators and private sector representatives that drafts state-level legislation. Then it shares these model drafts among state governments so they may be easily replicated. 103 more words

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Georgia Looks At Pro Marijuana Bills

Earlier this year, Georgia tried to pass a CBD bill that would allow patients access to this healing medicine. The bill died a sudden death but advocates are hoping that a similar bill will have more success come 2015. 513 more words

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The Minimum Wage Should Be $18 an Hour if It Had Kept Up With Productivity

According the a report from the Economic Policy Institute, While pay at the top of the labor market has outpaced nearly every labor market indicator for decades, pay at the bottom—the federal minimum wage—has severely lagged most. 141 more words

Economics

Michigan To Vote On 7 Percent Sales Tax For Roads

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders have struck a road funding deal to put a proposed 1 percentage point hike in the 6 percent sales tax to a statewide vote in May. 125 more words

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