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The Progressive Policy Institute has joined a cohort of other organizations in urging the immediate passage of the New Business Preservation Act, which PPI and its co-signers believe is also essential to our nation’s ability to weather and recover from the economic damage inflicted by the coronavirus emergency. The Act was introduced in the Senate (S. […]

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In pre-coronavirus America, the Democratic primaries were dominated by a contentious debate over how best to achieve universal coverage. The pandemic—with its profound social and economic consequences—has offered us a poignant yet urgent opportunity to move the national debate beyond the narrow focus on universal coverage, to the larger question of how to address the […]

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By Bruce Arao, PPI Intern The transition to distance learning has caused unprecedented disruption to our education system. Many low-income students do not have internet access necessary for taking classes online. While some districts and charter schools are distributing devices and hotspots, in others, students are making do with paper packets. With all this chaos, […]

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Gary Pearce on Politics and Public Policy in North Carolina The virus has taken away President Trump’s biggest reelection weapon. But he has a big weapon left, and he’s wielding it relentlessly. Gone is his economic message: “You’ve never had it so good, the stock market has never been so high, and unemployment has never […]

Media Advisories

STATEMENT: Confirmed coronavirus cases roughly doubled over the weekend, doctors and hospitals are running out of personal protective equipment and supplies, and unemployment cases are expected to increase eightfold this week. The nation’s governors are issuing urgent pleas to the federal government to use its powers to ramp up production of protective gear and tests. […]

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Today, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chris Coons (D-DE), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the New Business Preservation Act. The legislation would  create an Innovation and Startups Equity Investment Program in partnership with states and private investors, providing vital capital during the coronavirus pandemic to new startups. Startups play a critical role in […]

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You can say one thing with certainty about health-care politics and the 2020 election: President Trump and Republicans still want to take away people’s health insurance. If they get their way, millions of Americans would lose coverage under the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid, and many more would be stuck with skimpier health insurance. That’s […]