State of the State Highlights

The National Governor’s Association held their winter meeting, the largest bipartisan convening of the nation’s governors, earlier this month in Washington, DC. The annual meetings provide a forum for governor and other state leaders to lead and participate in discussions on topics such as criminal justice reform, education, workforce development and more.

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The Trump Administration’s FY21 Budget Proposal

On the heels of Valentine’s Day, love is in the air, but not on Capitol Hill. President Trump kicked off the week with the delivery of his administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget proposal, A Budget for America’s Future, to Congress.

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2020 State of the Union Recap

President Trump delivered his official State of the Union address on February 5. Among the special guests invited to attend the speech was Felicia Porter, who works as a Senate custodian through Goodwill of Greater Washington’s participation in the AbilityOne program.

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Introducing Our New and Improved Legislative Action Center!

This year is an election year, resulting in a shorter legislative calendar for Congress so that lawmakers can have ample time on the campaign trail. This means in order to gain lawmakers’ attentions and for policies to get pushed through this year, advocates must be smarter in their efforts.

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National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month. I’ve been fortunate to have a number of mentors in my life including family, teachers, friends and colleagues who have all helped me advance in my career, overcome challenges or provided another perspective on something I may have been struggling with.

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State Policy Priorities

Nearly every state legislature – with the exception of Texas, North Dakota, Montana and Nevada – will be holding a legislative session this year, and the vast majority of them are convening this month.

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The Short Year Ahead for Congress

An election year can be a difficult one for Congress to accomplish a lot, given a shortened legislative calendar to provide lawmakers with ample time to be on the campaign trail.

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Resolve to be a Goodwill® Advocate

The year 2019 and the first session of the 116th Congress came to a close with a few public policy wins that could benefit local Goodwill® organizations and the people they serve.

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Federal Funding and Tax Deal

Perhaps Congress is feeling the holiday spirit, or lawmakers recognize that we’re heading into an election year, or our collective advocacy efforts have paid off – whatever the motivation, Congress (the House and Senate) and the Administration have reached a deal on federal funding and a year-end tax bill, thus averting a government shutdown.

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Celebrate the First Step Act

This month marks the first anniversary of the signing of the First Step Act of 2018, a landmark criminal justice reform bill.

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Champions for Charitable Giving

This past Tuesday, December 3 marked Giving Tuesday, a day when American generosity is on full display. Early reports indicate that nonprofits raised nearly $2 billion.

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We’re Thankful for Advocates Like You

We’re giving thanks this year for our supporters and Congressional champions who have advocated on behalf of the Goodwill® mission, advanced our public policy priorities, and strengthened our influence with policymakers.

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