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Tressa joins the team working to modernize our education system for the knowledge economy and an ever-changing world.   WASHINGTON— Tressa Pankovits joins the Progressive Policy Institute as the Associate Director of the Reinventing America’s Schools Project (RAS). With more than 10 years of experience in domestic and international education policy, management, and operations, Tressa […]

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PPI Calls for Bolder, Innovative Initiatives to Bridge Modern Skills Gap To close America’s skills gap and allow tens of millions of displaced Americans to join the dynamic economy, progressives need bolder, more innovative initiatives.   WASHINGTON— The Progressive Policy Institute is calling for a more aggressive approach to bridging America’s skills gap following House […]

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Critics say that UBI risks discouraging people from working, which would shrink our economy and thereby lower U.S. living standards. by PPI Summer Intern Avi Lipton In his long-shot bid for the presidency, Andrew Yang has brought fresh attention to an old idea: universal basic income. Yang’s UBI proposal, which he calls “Freedom Dividends,” would […]

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PPI Executive Director Lindsay Lewis calls decision a ‘wake up call’ for Congress to pass bipartisan net neutrality bill WASHINGTON – PPI’s Lindsay Lewis Statement on Court Decision Today on FCC: “This is a wakeup call for Congress to break the entrenched gridlock on net neutrality and pass a bipartisan bill that will permanently protect an […]

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For Immediate Release (9/12/19) Contact: media@ppionline.org, 202-525-3926 WASHINGTON – Price caps on out-of-network provider prices would cut in-network prices, according to Arielle Kane, Director of Health Care, in a new analysis from the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI). This aggressive proposal to go after the root cause of high health care spending: high prices.  Americans spend […]

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Original publication can be found here: https://newdayfornc.com/2019/09/11/nc-races-pose-dilemmas-for-both-parties/ This week’s special congressional races in North Carolina show that both Republicans and Democrats face big dilemmas in 2020. The difference is that Democrats have a choice about what to do, but Republicans don’t. The Republican dilemma: Will President Trump hurt or help them in 2020? One way […]

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Roman Darker, PPI Summer 2019 Intern We often take for granted the many essential tasks that require government-issued ID, such as a drivers’ license or a state-issued ID card. We need them to open a bank account, apply for a job, rent property, stay in hotels, get a P.O. box, and even for most interstate […]

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The English Embrace Charter-School-Like Academies — and Learn the Free Market Is No Substitute for a Quality Authorizer by Phoebe Cribb, Summer Intern New Orleans is the first major U.S. city to convert all its traditional public schools to public charter schools. Now imagine an entire country moving in this direction. That is exactly what […]

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More Americans Quit Smoking with Assist from E-Cigarettes For Immediate Release (8/1/19) Contact: media@ppionline.org, 202-525-3926 WASHINGTON – Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes offer the most effective means currently available for reducing cigarette smoking, according to economist Rob Shapiro, President of Sonecon, in a new analysis for the Progressive Policy Institute.  Center for Disease Control data show […]

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WASHINGTON—The Progressive Policy Institute and House Blue Dog Coalition will host a lunchtime discussion today at the Longworth House Office Building about what leaders in Congress can do to invest in equitable growth while reducing our national debt. America suffers from a shortsighted fiscal policy that promotes consumption today instead of investing in tomorrow. The […]