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Press Releases

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. […]

WASHINGTON— Experts from the Progressive Policy Institute are calling on lawmakers to enact an aggressive stimulus package focused on strengthening automatic stabilizers and other measures that will not only help manage the coronavirus crisis, but also better prepare the United States for recessions that come after it. “Congress must swiftly pass a stimulus package that […]

Washington, D.C. – Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania put Donald Trump over the top in the Electoral College in 2016. Turning those states blue again should be a top strategic priority for those working to unseat Trump in 2020. In recognition of their pivotal status, the Progressive Policy Institute commissioned Democratic pollster and strategist Pete Brodnitz […]

Op-eds and Articles

By / 5.22.2020

President Trump is promising a swift and seamless economic recovery if only the states will hurry up and lift their stay-at-home orders. “Those jobs will be back and they’ll be back very soon,” he said, reacting to last month’s horrendous spike in unemployment. This is fantasy. Besides ignoring the health hazards of prematurely reopening the economy, Trump is […]

By / 5.22.2020

It is time for Latinx communities to build the political power necessary to demand education reforms that benefit their children, several Latinx leaders argue. Within 16 months, 30 percent of all public school students will be Latinx, they pointed out during a recent Progressive Policy Institute webinar. But school boards often have no idea what these […]

By / 5.20.2020

As school winds down for this year, discussion in education circles has turned to next year. After a spring of uneven distance learning and a long summer, should classes pick up where they were last March—or where they would normally start? Should they ask those who did not participate in distance learning to repeat a […]

PPI in the News

By and / 5.13.2020

On the latest Facing the Future podcast, Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, Director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s Center for Funding America’s Future, Ben Ritz, and Fiscal Policy Analyst, Brendan McDermott, joined Concord Coalition’s Chase Hagaman for a discussion of PPI’s recent publication titled “A Roadmap to Recovery” and deficit figures from the CBO’s monthly budget […]

By / 3.7.2020

While Super Tuesday’s dramatic results have boosted former Vice President Joe Biden more than anyone predicted, it’s still not enough, not yet. Nothing less than Biden going into the convention in Milwaukee with a sizable majority will convince most supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to rally around “Uncle Joe” as the nominee. Fortunately, Biden’s current 70-delegate lead is […]

By / 1.9.2020

Ben Ritz, the Director of PPI’s Center for Funding America’s Future, presented to students during two breakout sessions at the New England College Convention in Manchester, New Hampshire this week. The first session was a joint presentation about the national debt as an intergenerational issue with Bob Bixby from The Concord Coalition and Brian Riedl from the Manhattan Institute. The panelists […]