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Electric cars are the future. Here’s how to get American drivers interested in them.

Major electric vehicle announcements by President Joe Biden and General Motors are being hailed as a turning point in the transition to widespread EV production and deployment in America. This matters greatly, because this crucial technology can both jump-start U.S. manufacturing to ease the economic and jobs crisis, and rapidly reduce emissions that cause climate change. But there are still serious barriers to EVs. By far…

The progressive way to ease student debt burdens

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) want to give up to $50,000 in debt relief to every American with student loans. Though they claim to be progressives, there is nothing progressive about this. It would benefit households in the top half of the income scale far more than those in the bottom half. Almost half of those…

The Progressive Way to Slash Child Poverty

On Monday, congressional Democrats unveiled a proposal to dramatically expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC), one of the bigger policies in President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. On the same day, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) gave the concept bipartisan backing by offering a Republican proposal for turning the CTC into an expanded child allowance. Both proposals would raise the current benefit from…

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PPI’s Osborne, Pankovits on Creating New Innovation Schools Guide at a Moment of Crisis

As our public education system continues to experience unprecedented challenges related to the pandemic, the Progressive Policy Institute’s David Osborne and Tressa Pankovits thought now would be a good time to offer a how-to guide on creating innovation schools. In this 74 Interview, Osborne acknowledges that many districts are barely managing to operate — never mind…

C-SPAN: Tony Blair on Progressive Politics and Transatlantic Relations at PPI

"Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair sat down for a discussion at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, with the president and founder of the Progressive Policy Institute, Will Marshall. They discussed several topics, including the rise of populism in the U.K. and the U.S., Brexit, the impact of the coronavirus, the future of…

Bledsoe for The Hill: “Biden must first unite the party to defeat Trump”

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…

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Imposing Price Controls on Delivery Services Won’t Save the Restaurant Industry, a Bailout Will

Contact: Carter Christensen, media@ppionline.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report from the Progressive Policy Institute discusses the impact of state and local price controls on food delivery services and explores other policy solutions that would actually help small restaurant owners and their workers weather the recession caused by the COVID pandemic. The industry has some big chains, but most restaurants are quintessentially small businesses. More…

Report Calls for New National Commitment, Vigorous Response to Hunger and Malnutrition in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new brief released today from the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) targets the federal response to the hunger crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession. It discusses the valuable policies contained in President Biden’s recent executive orders and the proposed American Rescue Plan legislation and also identifies additional policies to address hunger, including reducing…

Work from Home Opens Opportunity to Reexamine Federal Workforce Distribution

Contact: Carter Christensen, media@ppionline.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report from the Progressive Policy Institute highlights the opportunity posed by the current work-from-home mandate resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 has taught employers the surprising lesson that for many more positions than expected, remote work is preferred by workers and seems to have little negative impact on workplace productivity. Within…