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Progress Updates2021-06-01T06:54:23-05:00

Our progress updates bring you the news filtered through the lens of outcomes. We ask: Has the event, action, or utterance changed anything? In particular, has it contributed tangibly to resolving any of the problems that we focus on here? Our reports demonstrate progress towards a solution – or regrettably, a regression from possible resolution. If our editors do not agree that the event, action, or utterance has moved the needle of progress one way or the other, then it won’t be reported here.

Biden’s Budget Blues or Effective Balancing Act?

2021-07-14T11:08:46-05:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: |

President Biden has decisively answered one of the most critical early questions of his administration, making plain that increased public investment in response to the pandemic-induced economic crisis will be his priority rather than curbing the growth of the national debt.

Nurses Strike for Patient Safety

2021-06-19T16:07:37-05:00June 19th, 2021|Categories: |

Nurses claim that limited staffing levels during the pandemic have compromised patient safety, prompting them to strike and drawing attention to hospital systems that received stimulus funding and posted substantial profits while its staff faced hazardous workplace conditions, layoffs, and furloughs.

2020 Ballot Initiatives Strengthen Elections

2020-12-22T20:33:51-05:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: |

Americans demonstrated their democratic resolve in this year’s elections, supporting electoral changes that promise more choice, more competitive races, more inclusion, and more direct say in who represents them.

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