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.

Roll Call Op-ed: Moving Forward, Ideas Matter

By Gov. Jack Markell and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

As the dust settles after the midterm elections, it is clear that voters across the country sent a strong message that they have had enough of partisan gridlock and inaction in Washington. And now the hard work begins – turning to the future and to the ideas that will move our nation forward.



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Governor Markell Announces Winners of the NewDeal ‘New Ideas Challenge’

Today at an awards ceremony in Washington DC, Governor Jack Markell, an honorary chair of the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), announced the winners of the group’s New Ideas Challenge.

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The Daily Northwestern: State Sen. Daniel Biss honored for retirement savings solution

By Paige Leskin

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) was selected last week as a finalist in an innovative policy contest for his plan to provide more Illinois workers with retirement savings.



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Michigan Live: Flint Mayor named finalist in national challenge for plan to transform Chevy in the Hole

By Amanda Emery

FLINT, MI -- Flint Mayor Dayne Walling has been named a finalist in a national challenge for his policy solution for Chevy in the Hole.



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Portland Business Journal: Contracting jobs plan could bring honors to Beaverton lawmaker

By Andy Giegerich

An Oregon lawmaker is in line for a hefty honor as the state looks to boost infrastructure efforts among the West Coast states and British Columbia.



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Utah Policy: Salt Lake County Names Finalist in "New Ideas Challenge"

Mayor Ben McAdams is one of 16 national finalists selected for coming up with an innovative policy solution in local government.



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