If progressives want to live in a progressive society, or feel our ideas are better what can be implemented on a city, county or state level to achieve these goals?
On the state level you can get health reform (Vermonts single payer plan, etc), legalization of gay marriage, marijuana legalization, a somewhat progressive state income tax system, higher minimum wage, subsides for renewable energy. I’m guessing other progressive legislation is passed on a state level but I don’t know what all else there is.
What can be done on the city or county wide level? Is a single payer system possible on a city wide level, or would that be too hard to implement?
NYC is trying to do universal Pre-k funded by a progressive tax hike (something like 0.7%). Doing anything on the federal level is not going to happen anytime soon.
I know some cities are trying to implement the Kyoto protocol on a city wide level. I don’t know if there has been any success in doing so, or if any states have tried to implement Kyoto. I think California tried, I have no idea what happened with that.
I guess law enforcement reform can be done on a city or county level. That happens.