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Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)

Rūta Nikitinaitė

29 September 2021

Denmark

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Transportation accounts for some of the most emissions in the EU, one-third, out of those 72 percent are from road transportation. In Denmark, the government places high tax-rates on vehicles and tax reductions on ele...

Block Club Chicago

Alex V. Hernandez

22 July 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Alderman Matt Martin worked with school leaders to involve students in determining how to spend discretionary funding for their school. After learning about local governance, participatory budgeting, and how infrastru...

The Washington Post

Antonio Olivo

6 July 2021

Fairfax, Virginia, United States

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Fairfax County, Virginia, boasts the state's most ambitious program to divert cases from criminal prosecution to treatment courts, including for drug offenses and involving veterans. But all of the work by prosecutors...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Dave Miller

Allison Frost

2 June 2021

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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The CAHOOTS program's national popularity as a model for diverting crisis calls from the police to unarmed teams of a medic and counselor belies its inability to fully serve its own community because of under-funding....

The Chicago Reader

Kiran Misra

30 April 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A participatory budgeting pilot in ten Chicago Public Schools empowers students to influence change by deciding how small grants, typically $1,000 to $2,000, should be spent for school improvement. Students brainstorm...

MIT Technology Review

Lisa Song

James Temple

29 April 2021

California, United States

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A decade after California established its forest offset program as a way to incentivize saving trees to store carbon, a new analysis shows that it might not be working. Loopholes in the program allow for people to cla...

MIT Technology Review

Julia Hotz

28 April 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Democracy Vouchers, a tax-payer-funded program that sends four $25 certificates to residents to donate to local candidates, made Seattle the national leader by increasing the percent of the electorate donating to loca...

Grist

Shannon Osaka

26 February 2021

United States

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A tax credit was supposed to incentive Americans to buy electric vehicles, but testimony from car buyers and research has shown that only people who can afford the full purchase are getting access to the benefit. The ...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Will Doig

8 February 2021

Norway

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After Norwegian pop band A-ha made headlines for using an electric vehicle in 1989, the government began implementing incentives for people to drive the cars. These perks made electric vehicles so popular in the Scand...

The Appeal

Manjeet Kaur

28 January 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Since 2017, Seattle residents have had a direct say in how some city money is spent on neighborhood projects. It's a form of "participatory budgeting" that has been spreading from Brazil through many U.S. cities. Afte...

Sentinel Source (The Keene Sentinel)

Meg McIntyre

12 December 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Since the pandemic, 50 childcare programs in New Hampshire shut down permanently. That’s because childcare centers receive payments based on attendance, not enrollment. To help, states like New Hampshire, and others, ...

The Huffington Post

Carly Stern

12 November 2020

Norway

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To reduce income inequality, progressive U.S. senators look to Norway for ways to raise revenue by taxing those with the greatest capacity to pay. A wealth tax of 0.85% kicks in when individuals amass roughly $165,000...

Vox

Roge Karma

4 November 2020

Los Angeles County, California, United States

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By framing their police-reform proposal as an investment in community services rather than a bid to take money away from policing, the Re-Imagine L.A. County coalition of racial and criminal justice advocacy groups wo...

Governing

Alan Greenblatt

27 August 2020

United States

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The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) protects states from having to fund federal laws. Prior to its passage, Congress passed bills without worrying about how to fund them, leaving states, cities, and counties to pa...

The Huffington Post

Alexandra Kirkman

24 August 2020

Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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To protect the Mesoamerican Reef from the effects of climate change, key stakeholders in Mexico created the world’s first insurance policy to protect a natural asset. The policy provides an immediate infusion of cash ...

NBC News

Kit Ramgopal

Brenda Breslauer

19 July 2020

United States

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Smaller cities that cannot afford costly payouts for civil settlements in police misconduct cases rely on liability insurance, which can act as a regulator when insurers demand reforms up to and including disbanding t...

The Washington Post

Michael Birnbaum

11 April 2020

France

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European countries like France and Germany have been able to keep their unemployment rates low because of pre-existing programs that have been called to action during COVID-19. In France, the government subsidizes up ...

The Daily Tar Heel

Victoria Johnson

9 April 2020

North Carolina, United States

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In March 2020, North Carolina’s Board of Education, in response to COVID-19, approved paid emergency leave for all school employees – but with 100% pay only going to those that qualify as “high risk.” With many of the...

The New York Times

Ben Dooley

16 February 2020

Japan

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Kumamon, a black bear with rosy cheeks, is a mascot for a Japanese town who helped sell millions in merchandise, drive up tourism, and increase tax revenue because citizens can direct some of their income taxes to the...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

6 February 2020

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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From North Carolina to California, states and cities are taking a new approach to fines and fees – people are having their charges dismissed, warrants for minor offenses cleared, and many municipalities are actually s...

The Connecticut Mirror

Kelan Lyons

24 January 2020

Suffield, Connecticut, United States

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At Connecticut’s MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution, people experiencing incarceration have the opportunity to participate in postsecondary classes, even completing a certificate or degree. They’re able to do ...

Bloomberg CityLab

Laura Bliss

13 December 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Kansas City, Missouri is the first major U.S. city to offer free bus rides city-wide, hoping to expand access and boost the local economy. The city emulates free public transportation plans around the world, which hav...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

6 December 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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To tackle the inequality and lack of opportunity facing many of its historically marginalized communities, St. Paul, Minnesota, recently opened an Office of Financial Empowerment. The office will create a city-wide st...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Gwynne Watkins

18 November 2019

New York, United States

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New York-based nonprofit, Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA), runs theater programs for individuals experiencing incarceration as a way of improving mental health and reducing recidivism. While the United States’ c...

LAist

Sharon McNary

31 October 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In and around Los Angeles, firefighters have been able to better respond to wildfires because of better equipment and more personnel. With more off-road trucks, fire helicopters, fire engines, and a new supercomputer ...

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