The NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders) is a national network of pro-growth progressive state and local leaders working to expand opportunity for all Americans in the changing economy.

Six Winners of the 2015 NewDEAL ‘New Ideas Challenge’ Lauded for their Innovative Policy Solutions

Today at an awards ceremony in Washington DC, the 2015 winners of the NewDEAL New Ideas Challenge were announced and praised for their innovative policy solutions. NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders) is a national network of pro-growth progressive state and local elected officials working to expand opportunity in the changing economy. The winners --- whose ideas were chosen from a competitive field of over 70 submissions – are: South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Cook County, Illinois Commissioner Bridget Gainer; California State Senator Robert Hertzberg; Texas Representative Eric Johnson; Maryland Delegate Andrew Platt; and Arkansas Representative Warwick Sabin.



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Gov. Markell And Sen. Warner Announce Finalists of the ‘NewDEAL New Ideas Challenge’

Today, the Honorary Co-Chairs of NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), Governor Jack Markell and Senator Mark Warner, announced the finalists of the group’s 2015 New Ideas Challenge. NewDEAL is a national network of pro-growth progressive state and local elected officials working to expand opportunity in the changing economy. The New Ideas Challenge gives recognition to smart, pro-growth progressive solutions that are being developed and tested by state and local leaders all across the country. The policy ideas range in issue areas from tax and regulatory reform, to modernizing the safety net, to strengthening infrastructure. At a time of national gridlock, solutions on the frontlines of government are needed more than ever.



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Governor Markell and Senator Warner Announce next NewDEAL Leaders

Today, NewDEAL Honorary Co-Chairs Governor Jack Markell of Delaware and U.S. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia announced that thirteen state and local elected officials from across the country have been selected as the next group of NewDEAL Leaders.



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NewDEAL Announces Hill Veteran Lisa Bianco as Political Director

Today, NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), a national network of over 140 pro-growth, progressive state and local leaders, announced the appointment of Lisa Bianco as Political Director. In this role, Lisa will continue to build the network by bringing together leaders focused on expanding opportunity and help them develop and spread innovative ideas to spur economic growth.



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NewDEAL: Sharing Innovation, Promoting Progress

"In 2014, NewDEAL held its first New Ideas Challenge, recognizing the pro-growth, progressive policies and initiatives of state and local leaders. The awards highlighted the work of officials whose solutions are bringing positive, sustainable change to their communities and making government work smarter. Download this paper to read the inspiring profiles of the four winners."



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Ranker named top leader

Kevin Ranker was selected as one of the nineteen leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL, a national network committed to highlighting innovative ideas from state and local elected leaders who are pro-growth progressives. Governor Jack Markell of Delaware and Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, Honorary Chairs of the NewDEAL, recognized Ranker’s efforts to grow his state’s economy and preserve its environment by investing in ways to make outdoor recreation an engine of economic opportunity.

 



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