State Solutions


The State Solutions page empowers citizens, policymakers, and communities to develop and share practical solutions to today's problems by promoting the best research, analysis, and stories from all 50 states. 

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Essential Reading

  • The Garden State Initiative
    New Jersey’s labor numbers stay on a moderate upward path, but there’s still a long way to go. The state’s job count rose by 16,600 in June. Since January, the state has added nearly 70,000 jobs.
  • The Garden State Initiative
    For a time in the late 1990s, building taxpayer-funded minor league baseball stadiums was THE hot trend in New Jersey. The state joined a ballpark boom that was going on all over the country with communities seeking a boost in civic pride and perhaps some economic development.
  • Bluegrass Institute
    Testimony during this year’s legislative session for a bill to improve the state’s reading performance during this year’s General Assembly indicates an astonishing 200,000 Kentucky public school students spread across all the grades have major problems with reading.
  • Commonwealth Foundation
    Legislators have started their push to rebuild Pennsylvania’s economy in the wake of COVID-19. However, more needs to get done to spur hiring and recovery for all Pennsylvanians.
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Commonwealth Foundation, Fox News
Garden State Initiative, The GSI Breifing Contest
Garden State Initiative on My9’s New Jersey Now
Garden State Initiative, The GSI Briefing
Garden State Initiative, The Joe Piscopo Show
Commonwealth Foundation, KDKA Radio
Libertas Institute, ABC 4 Utah
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