This weekly round-up shares the latest news about what the network is doing to promote state-based solutions that will improve the lives of families, workers, and local communities. If you are an SPN state think tank and have an update you’d like us to include in next week’s round-up, please email us at (all submissions are subject to SPN approval).


Education: Expanding options for families

Healthcare: Improving access to affordability and of care

Worker Freedom: Giving workers a voice and a choice

  • Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs: OCPA made great strides towards getting union recertification legislation passed in their state last week. Union recertification allows workers a say in the collective bargaining process as unions must win a majority of votes from all workers, not just members, in order to retain representation rights. You can tune in to their recent video on that topic here.

Energy: Protecting consumers and the environment

Taxes & Budgets: Encouraging fiscal responsibility and sustainability