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Brian G. Dowling

Income inequality in the U.S. by state, metropolitan area, and county | Economic Policy Institute - 0 views

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    What this report finds: Income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s and in many states is up in the post-Great Recession era. In 24 states, the top 1 percent captured at least half of all income growth between 2009 and 2013, and in 15 of those states, the top 1 percent captured all income growth. In another 10 states, top 1 percent incomes grew in the double digits, while bottom 99 percent incomes fell. For the United states overall, the top 1 percent captured 85.1 percent of total income growth between 2009 and 2013. In 2013 the top 1 percent of families nationally made 25.3 times as much as the bottom 99 percent.
Brian G. Dowling

Economic Mobility of the States: Interactive - 0 views

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    Welcome to Economic Mobility of the States. This interactive tool captures the findings of the first analysis of Americans' economic mobility-their ability to move up or down the earnings ladder-on a State level. The study investigates Americans' mobility prospects during their prime working years-the 10-year span between ages 35-39 and 45-49. Our research focuses on individuals born between 1943 and 1958, with the most recent data coming from 2007 (see the Methodology to learn more). The interactive tool displays data for all 50 States and the District of Columbia, identifying where in the country Americans experience the best and worst mobility outcomes.
Brian G. Dowling

Interactive: The Unequal States of America | Economic Policy Institute - 0 views

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    Income trends have varied from state to state, and within states. But a pattern is apparent: the growth of top 1% incomes. Explore inequality in this interactive feature.
Brian G. Dowling

Interactive: The Unequal States of America | Economic Policy Institute - 1 views

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    Income trends have varied from state to state, and within states. But a pattern is apparent: the growth of top 1% incomes. Explore inequality in this interactive feature.
Brian G. Dowling

50 State Solution - 0 views

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    The 50 State Solution was conceived in early 2016 by California Forward (CA Fwd) as a transpartisan effort to build supportive infrastructure--and a platform for sharing information and ideas--among those working on political reform at the State level. While CA Fwd has served as the initiator and early catalyst of the effort, the vision for 50 State Solution is that it becomes an ongoing effort with shared leadership from the political reform community. The goal of the effort is explicitly not to make sure every organization is doing the same work or working on the same issue. Instead, the goal is create a learning community where reformers can share stories of success and failure, find allies, create coalitions and build community.
Brian G. Dowling

Defining universal patterns in the emergence of complex societies | Santa Fe Institute - 1 views

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    The rise of the state is a key marker in the evolution of human society. states typically emerged when one chiefdom (amid a competing set of chiefdoms) achieved a greater and more effective level of organization.
    Despite the presence of similar conditions, some states rose and flourished while some advanced chiefdoms never passed the threshold into statehood. Why states emerged in some places and not others, why they arose independently in six places around the world starting about 5,000 years ago, and why their rise was usually associated with the growth of cities, are fascinating questions for anthropologists. Answers to these questions could offer insights into today's urban systems.
Brian G. Dowling

Economic growth in the United States: A tale of two countries - Equitable Growth - 0 views

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    Over the past 40 years, economic inequality in the United States has returned to levels last seen in the 1920s. Today, the United States is in the top quarter of the world's most unequal countries. Economic mobility-a child's likelihood of occupying a different position on the income ladder than his or her parents did-has fallen well behind Canada, Great Britain, and other advanced economies. And inequality has worsened over the course of the current economic recovery.
Brian G. Dowling

California Campaign Contributions and Voting Database | MapLight - Money and Politics - 0 views

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    MapLight California reveals campaign contributions to state-level candidates, ballot measures, and recipient committees as well as independent expenditures affecting state-level candidates and ballot measures. This data can be quickly and easily browsed using MapLight's California Power Search, a contributions search tool developed in partnership with the California Secretary of state, or Maplight's California Independent Expenditures Search. Both tools utilize the California Secretary of state's raw bulk data download, displaying contributions and independent expenditures from 2001 through the present.
Brian G. Dowling

States Will Drive Clean Energy Forward Until the U.S. Leads | NRDC - 1 views

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    NRDC just released its Fourth Annual Energy Report: Accelerating Into A Clean Energy Future. The report explains the transition to clean energy is well underway, driven by a combination of market forces, state and federal policies, technological advancements, and strong public support in red and blue states alike.
Brian G. Dowling

Governors' Institute on Community Design - - 0 views

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    The mission of the Governors' Institute on Community Design is to assist governors and their cabinets and staffs as they seek to guide growth and development in their states. A central goal of the Institute is to give governors practical solutions to the issues they face and a better understanding of how community design can be used to increase the social and economic well being of their states and citizens.
Brian G. Dowling

California Forward - 2 views

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    California Forward's mission is to work with Californians to help create a "smart" government - one that's small enough to listen, big enough to tackle real problems, smart enough to spend our money wisely in good times and bad, and honest enough to be held accountable for results. We're different from other efforts to reform our state, because we believe in the importance of working together and understand that only robust public discussion and the creation of broad coalitions can move solutions forward. California's state and local governments must work better together for everyone. If Californians can come together to restructure the relationships between state and local governments, the experience of other states indicates that in five to seven years, we will begin to see the benefits of better governance and renewed private investment.
Brian G. Dowling

Participatory Budgeting in the United States: What Is Its Role? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly - 0 views

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    "Participatory Budgeting is perhaps the greatest innovation in municipal governance in the United States in the last five years, and it has grown rapidly. Originating in Porto Alegre, Brazil-where 20 percent of the municipal budget is now allocated this way-PB has spread quickly throughout Brazil and Latin America over the past two decades. It's currently in place in roughly fifteen hundred municipalities throughout the world, but U.S. municipalities have been late adopters." This is one of the best community empowerment tools out there. Trouble is most communities aren't empowered enough to implement it.
Brian G. Dowling

My Reps - 0 views

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    This is a tool for looking up who your elected representatives are across the United States. Based on your address, we can find all the federal, State, county and local officials who represent you in government.
Brian G. Dowling

Digital Democracy | Search Legislative Committee Hearings - 0 views

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    A first-of-its-kind platform, Digital Democracy creates a searchable archive of all statements made in state legislative hearings.  Now anyone can search, watch, and share statements made by state lawmakers, lobbyists and advocates as they debate, craft, and vote on policy proposals. 
Brian G. Dowling

Why have we lost control and how can we regain it? : RSA blogs - 0 views

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    The problem is that we use these powers in historically/culturally path dependent ways so the tensions become more acute. The rationalism of the nation-state as a system-hierarchy is good when talking to other states (treaty writing as per Kyoto or the Treaty of Rome), or when universal rules are needed (eg tax collection) but bad at the particular (eg helping troubled families). Passion-populism is critical for mobilisation but can also be corrosive as it fails to offer any real solutions (see UKIP et al). Creative-civic power is good at adapting resources, institutions, and policies to particular needs or ambitions but it is bad at universal welfare and justice. It can also be just as failure prone as passion politics and hierarchy (it's hard and complex to confront particular, local and personal challenges).
Brian G. Dowling

NCoC: Civic Health Index - 0 views

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    NCoC's Civic Health Index elevates the discussion of our nation's civic health. We work with national, state, and city partners to measure how much people trust their neighbors, are active in their communities, and interact with their government. By measuring a wide variety of civic indicators, we educate Americans about our civic life and motivate people to strengthen it.  As civic health data becomes an increasing part of the dialogue around which policymakers, communities, and the media talk about civic life, the index is increasing in its scope and specificity to the state, city, and demographic levels.
Brian G. Dowling

Seattle Invites State DOT to Talk About Homeless Camps - 0 views

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    Seattle Invites State DOT to Talk About Homeless Camps http://ift.tt/2bnnVVM
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    Seattle Invites State DOT to Talk About Homeless Camps http://ift.tt/2bnnVVM
Brian G. Dowling

California YIMBY | California is for everyone. - 2 views

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    California YIMBY is a grassroots movement that works to make our state affordable and accessible for everyone. We support state and local legislation to reverse policies that make our housing cost more and our communities less inclusive.
Brian G. Dowling

Bombs in Your Backyard - ProPublica - 1 views

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    The military spends more than a billion dollars a year to clean up sites its operations have contaminated with toxic waste and explosives. These sites exist in every state in the country. Some are located near schools, residential neighborhoods, rivers and lakes. A full map of these sites has never been made public - until now. Enter your address to see the hazardous sites near you, or select a state. Related story »
Brian G. Dowling

State and County QuickFacts - 1 views

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    U.S. Census Bureau State & County quick facts
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