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NewDEALers Innovating to Support Entrepreneurs

In an op-ed for the Albany Times Union, NewDEAL Leader New York Assemblymember David Buchwald urges Governor Cuomo to sign his innovation voucher legislation -- a proposal inspired in part by his involvement with NewDEAL. Buchwald describes the opportunity that innovation vouchers give small businesses to expand R&D through partnerships with higher education institutions, and highlights how NewDEAL Leaders are setting the agenda for communities to spur innovation and entrepreneurship. Through these proposals and others, Buchwald points out how NewDEALers are fighting to address inequalities that are hampering small business -- inequalities he says have not received enough focus in Congress' push for tax reform.

Building Public Trust from the Local Level Up

As Americans' trust in national government and other institutions is declining, trust in local leadership and government is increasing. Learn more from CityLab's look at a Brookings Institution project to leverage local relationships to build public trust in general, and to help communities build coalitions that overcome inequality and build shared prosperity. 

NewDEALer in the Spotlight:
Dave Aronberg, State Attorney
(Palm Beach County, FL)

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Leading in the Fight against Opioids

NewDEAL Leader Palm Beach County, FL State Attorney Dave Aronberg testified before Congress this week on the policies and methods he has been using to successfully crack down on opioid abuse and fraud. Aronberg focused on the fraudulent practices that sober homes use to keep addicts in a cycle of abuse, as well as illegal patient brokering, and made recommendations for how the government can better protect patients. Read more details on his testimony in the Sun Sentinel and learn more about how he and other NewDEALers are leading the fight to combat the opioid epidemic.


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