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New Dem of the Week: Tobias Read
With unemployment rates continuing to soar, legislators across the country are looking to create long term solutions to todays problems while also creating jobs. In Oregon, the creation of green-collar jobs has become an important part of the states recovery effort. Last month, Oregon State Representative and DLC Fellow Tobias Read, along with a bipartisan group of legislators, introduced The Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technology Act of 2009 (EEAST).
17-MAR-09 | New Dem Of The Week

New Dem of the Week: Steve Beshear
With a weak economy and ever tightening budgets, families across America are struggling to pay their high utility bills. In an effort to help low-income families in his state, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has announced the creation of the Clean Energy Corps Pilot Program. Launched last week, the goal is to reduce energy costs in low-income households by assessing the need for energy improvements and making appropriate energy efficiency upgrades.
03-MAR-09 | New Dem Of The Week

New Dem of the Week: Steve Beshear
With a weak economy and ever tightening budgets, families across America are struggling to pay their high utility bills. In an effort to help low-income families in his state, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has announced the creation of the Clean Energy Corps Pilot Program. Launched last week, the goal is to reduce energy costs in low-income households by assessing the need for energy improvements and making appropriate energy efficiency upgrades.
02-MAR-09 | New Dem Of The Week

New Dem of the Week: Cory Booker
As the leader of New Jersey's largest city, Newark Mayor Cory Booker has worked to improve not only the city, but the lives of its citizens. An advocate for government reform and community engagement, Booker's innovative ideas continue to revitalize Newark. Even in these tough economic times, Booker reinforces his commitment to mutual responsibility during his 2009 State of the City Address, which has brought a renewed sense of inclusion to the city.
18-FEB-09 | New Dem Of The Week

New Dem of the Week: Aaron Reardon
Since taking office in 2004, County Executive Aaron Reardon's focus on government reform has shaped Snohomish County, Washington. In his 2009 State of the County Address, Reardon reports on the current state of the economy in Snohomish County and his plan for continued economic growth in the region. An advocate for fiscal responsibility, government transparency and accountability, Reardon's innovative ideas continue to improve life in Snohomish County.
12-FEB-09 | New Dem Of The Week

New Dem of the Week: Rachel Storch
With its potential to secure our food supply and find medicines for devastating diseases, biotechnology research continues to gain support and has become a leading source of innovation, competitive advantage and jobs in the United States. An ardent supporter of biotechnology, Missouri Rep. Rachel Storch introduced House Bill 312, the Qualified Research Expenses Credit, last week to create new opportunities for biotechnology research and development in Missouri.
28-JAN-09 | New Dem Of The Week

New Dem of the Week: Joe Manchin
The inadequacies of our health care system are well know, however an issue that rarely gets much attention is the epidemic of dental disease among children, which is five times more common than asthma. In an effort to curb the effects of this highly preventable condition, Gov. Joe Manchin announced the creation of a $500,000 program to establish dental clinics in schools across West Virginia, a state plagued by dental disease.
09-DEC-08 | New Dem Of The Week

New Dem of the Week: Terrance Carroll
Democrats in the Colorado Legislature made history last week with the nomination of Rep. Terrance Carroll for speaker of the House of Representatives.
12-NOV-08 | New Dem Of The Week

New Dem of the Week: Phil Bredesen
Since taking office in 2003, Gov. Phil Bredesen has made education the top priority for his administration. Last week, the United Ways of Tennessee (UWTN) presented Gov. Bredesen with an award recognizing his leadership for his specific efforts promoting early childhood learning in Tennessee.
01-OCT-08 | New Dem Of The Week

New Dem of the Week: Janet Napolitano
Last week, the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School announced the winners of the 2008 Innovations in American Government Awards. Six government initiatives were honored, one of which was the Getting Ready: Keeping Communities Safe program, created by the Arizona Department of Corrections. The program is just one of many innovative programs implemented in Arizona since Gov. Janet Napolitano took office in 2003.
17-SEP-08 | New Dem Of The Week


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