JR Starrett is a Senior Director of National Advocacy for Common Sense Kids Action Kids and teens today are using the immense power of digital media to explore, connect, create, and learn in ways never before imagined. With this power, young people have extraordinary opportunities, and yet they face potential pitfalls, too. Meanwhile, schools are […]
As the SiX staff continues to grow, we are thrilled to announce two new members of the team: Press Secretary Margaret Ann Morgan and Deputy Director of Strategic Engagement Mandela Barnes. Barnes most recently served in the Wisconsin State Assembly. During his tenure there, he authored legislation to protect voting rights, provide small businesses with […]
As we look back at 2016 legislative activity in statehouses across the country, and as partisan gridlock in Washington keeps Congress at a standstill, it’s clear the most important policy fights have shifted to the states. This year, progressives and conservatives continued to battle at the state level over laws that will impact our lives […]
DENVER – Today, the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) hosted a “State of the States” press call and released a new memo, “State of the States – Key Policy and Political Trends for 2016,” assessing the 2016 policy and political outlook for state legislatures throughout the country.
DENVER – In response to last night’s upset victory by Republican Matt Bevin in Kentucky’s gubernatorial race and to the failure by Democrats to retake the Virginia State Senate – despite the efforts of Governor Terry McAuliffe and millions spent by outside groups – State Innovation Exchange (SiX) Executive Director Nick Rathod released the following statement: