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A "menu" of effective, field-tested New Democrat policy proposals from which you can model initiatives in your own states, cities and communities.
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Policy Brief: Promoting Growth, Entrepreneurship, and High Quality Jobs in Today's Global Economy
An overview of New Democrat values and policies, as well as suggested messaging and resources, for promoting growth, entrepreneurship, and high quality jobs in today's global economy.

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
Building a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) agenda to remain competitive in a global economy



Budget

Balancing Budgets Responsibly

Budgeting for Outcomes

Charter Agencies

Smart State Procurement

Targeting Illegal Tax Shelters

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Digital Government

Affordable E-Government

Data-Driven Government Performance

Helping Government Workers Be More Effective

iTeams



Health Care

Policy Brief: Health Care

Affordable Health Care for All

Center for Medical Response to Terrorism

Fighting Chronic Illness

Fighting Medical Inflation by Reducing Poor-Quality Care

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Political Reform

Redistricting Reform



State Economic Development

Policy Brief: Promoting Growth, Entrepreneurship, and High Quality Jobs in Today's Global Economy

Boosting Demand for Broadband

Bringing in Foreign Investment to Create Jobs

Creating Trade Opportunities

Getting Manufacturing Back on Track

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Education

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education

A New Leadership Agenda for America's Schools

After School Programs

Bible Elective Course

Charter School Incubators

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Environment, Energy & Transportation

A Blueprint for Greener Buildings

Building Clean Cars

Catching (and Cashing) Some Rays

Growing Greener Gardens

HOT Lanes

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Homeland Security & Crime

Smart Drivers' Licenses

DNA Testing for More Felony Offenders

Military Families' Bill of Rights

Regional Homeland Security Initiatives

Disaster Preparedness

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Social, Family, & Housing Policy

Child Care Report Cards

Earn & Learn

Earned Income Tax Credit

Individual Development Accounts (IDA)

Paid Family Medical Leave and At-Home Infant Care

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