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Parental leave approved unanimously for City of Houston employees

Huge Policy Wins for Texas Workers This Year

October Federal Advocacy Roundup

August has been a busy time for the federal government! The big news, of course, is the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which passed last week on August 16.

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The Network Download: Migrant crisis response, HB1 update and more | Oct 2022

LP Members Discuss Innovative Policy Making at Route Fifty Future Cities Summit

Workers’ Rights Local Government Round Up | Sept 2022

Lawsuit against anti-riot bill’s ‘defund the police’ provision advances

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Localities Stand up for Local Control as HB 1 is Challenged in Court

The Network Download: Abortion rights, worker protections, and more. | Sept 2022

Here’s a look at some of what’s happening across the Local Progress network this month.
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The best moments from our national convening in Denver! #LP2022

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As Trigger Law Goes into Effect, Five Texas Localities Have Moved to Prevent the Criminalization of Abortion

August Federal Advocacy Roundup : The Inflation Reduction Act

August has been a busy time for the federal government! The big news, of course, is the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which passed last week on August 16.

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At Local Progress, we seek to make the aspirational pragmatic by showing how government can be a tool to create just and equitable outcomes and reshaping peoples’ understanding of governing from an institution to a collective responsibility. Here are some highlights of our media coverage:

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Durham Needs a New Vision of Safety

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The Fight for Progressive Power Starts in Local Communities

Lawsuit against anti-riot bill’s ‘defund the police’ provision advances

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How One Progressive City Is Fighting to Decriminalize Abortion

As part of a growing movement, municipalities like Austin are finding ways to protect their most vulnerable citizens in a post-Roe world.

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The results are in: 8 in 10 Florida voters agree state should limit rent increases -- graphic with 8 out of ten humans shaded.

New Poll Finds Bipartisan Support for Limiting Rent Increases

School Safety & the Senate’s Bipartisan Gun Control Bill

We need meaningful gun control coupled with the things that build truly safe schools – providing physical, psychological, and emotional safety for all students. That means fully funding our public schools to have the teachers, staff, materials and spaces children need.

Biden’s Proposed 2023 Federal Budget & Community Safety

Earlier this week, President Biden released his FY2023 budget proposal.

LPTX Calls for Action on Anniversary of Winter Storm Uri

This week, more than 30 local leaders signed an open letter calling for a massive overhaul of Texas’ energy infrastructure.

Local Elected Officials Across Florida Sound Alarm on Legislative Session

Today, local elected officials across Florida sounded the alarm on the dangerous bills being debated during this legislative session.