For Millennials and By Millennials: The Rise of the Future Caucus

For Millennials and By Millennials: The Rise of the Future Caucus

Congress and almost half the states have a caucus created for and by millennials. Last week, Virginia became the 22nd state with a bipartisan caucus of young lawmakers meant to focus on the issues most important to millennials. The Virginia Future Caucus, as it’s called, is inspired by the Millennial Action Project, a national bipartisan organization that encourages young people to get involved in politics and to build coalitions once they are elected to work on issues important to millennial voters.

A Democrat And Republican Unite To Take Partisanship Out Of Redistricting

A Democrat And Republican Unite To Take Partisanship Out Of Redistricting

North Carolina has seen several efforts to take partisanship out of redistricting.  The latest appeal comes from two Mecklenburg County residents – District 92 Democratic State Representative Chaz Beasley and Republican Charles Jeter who used to represent that same district.

'Brain Drain' Tax Credit Legislation Passes Mississippi House

'Brain Drain' Tax Credit Legislation Passes Mississippi House

The Mississippi House of Representatives wants young people to stay in Mississippi. It unanimously passed a measure Wednesday to offer tax breaks to recent college graduates who stay in Mississippi and work in the state, immediately after graduation from a four-year college or university.

House bill would exempt recent graduates from state income taxes if they stay in state

House bill would exempt recent graduates from state income taxes if they stay in state

Forty percent of graduates from Mississippi's public universities have left the state five years after graduation, according to a recent report commissioned by the state College Board.  

On Wednesday, the House passed a bill  118-0 seeking to slow that brain drain from the state. The bill would exempt recent college graduates from state income taxes if they stay in the state for three years after graduation from a four-year college or university.

Bill would exempt recent grads from state income tax for staying in Mississippi

Bill would exempt recent grads from state income tax for staying in Mississippi

House Bill 1550, referred to as 'brain drain' legislation, would give tax credits to recent college grads of accredited, four-year universities, either in or out of the state of Mississippi.

Virginia legislators launch new caucus aimed at tackling millennial issues

Virginia legislators launch new caucus aimed at tackling millennial issues

Prompted by an influx of young legislators and a new sense of bipartisanship, members of the General Assembly on Wednesday announced a new caucus focused on millennial issues. The caucus – called the Virginia Future Caucus – consists of a bipartisan group of state legislators under the age of 45. 

RELEASE: Young Virginia State Legislators Launch Bipartisan Caucus to Address Issues Most Important to Young People in Virginia

RELEASE: Young Virginia State Legislators Launch Bipartisan Caucus to Address Issues Most Important to Young People in Virginia

On February 14, Delegates Chris Peace (R-97) and Sam Rasoul (D-11) announced the creation of the bipartisan Virginia State Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of state delegates under age 45. The announcement is part of a nation-wide movement in state houses across the country where young legislators are seeking to find common ground in an era of hyper partisanship.