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Health-Care-for-All On the Installment Plan

Incremental steps to improve the health care system can lay the foundation for comprehensive reform that provides health care for all. Comprehensive reforms enacted in Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and San Francisco were, in large part, the result of pragmatic incremental steps those states had already taken. For example, a Families USA report discusses the many reforms Massachusetts put in place over the years that led to its comprehensive 2006 reform. Not every state is as far along in moving comprehensive health care reform, but each state does have numerous options for increasing access to coverage, reducing the growth of health care costs, and improving the quality of care.

Dos and Dont's of Coping With State Budget Crises

Dos and Dont's of Coping With State Budget Crises

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

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Prisoner Accumulation of Debt, Unemployment, and Tax Increment Financing

In Debtors' Prison””Prisoners' Accumulation of Debt as a Barrier to Reentry, CLASP and Brennan Center authors outline how financial penalties and the application of unrealistic child support rules undermines post-prison rehabilitation, undercuts long-term support for the children themselves, and prevents reintegration into society.

Building a Progressive Majority: Bills for 2008

Building a Progressive Majority: Bills for 2008

Monday, January 7th, 2008

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Building a Progressive Majority: Bills for 2008

As legislative sessions begin in coming weeks and last minute bills are being introduced, this Dispatch is intended as a quick checklist of potential model bills to introduce based on our policy options outline released in 2007: Building a Progressive Majority in the States: Policy Options for 2008