Taking the Lead: 2007 State Legislative Successes in Enacting Progressive Policy

Source: Nathan Newman, J. Mijin Cha, Adam Thompson, Progressive States Network, August 2007

On issues ranging from health care to clean energy to electoral reform to assisting working families, state leaders have stepped up and delivered often precedent-setting reforms. Even on issues like the minimum wage where we have seen some federal action, many states are still delivering higher wage standards and bolder leadership. And on other national issues, states in 2007 took leadership in demanding fairer trade deals and an end of the escalation in Iraq. The bottom line is that states are driving progressive change in the nation.

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