Health Care

Western Progress urges the Federal Government to step up to the plate. Many advocates believe the ultimate answer will be universal health care. In the meantime, Senators Russ Feingold and Lindsey Graham have re-introduced the Reform Health Care Now Act … Continue reading


The Rocky Mountain Region in 2007 is seeing lower unemployment and faster economic growth than the rest of the nation, but that doesn’t mean average workers in the Rockies are enjoying fatter wallets. In states like Arizona, where service jobs … Continue reading


Water is the lifeblood of the West. Our eight Rocky Mountain States are primarily dry, and although water has been a “fightin’ word” for most of our history, we still have not come up with adequate ways to fairly distribute … Continue reading


Education is how we invest in the future, and by many measures western states simply aren't investing enough. We aren’t making the grade. Every state in the Rocky Mountain region except Wyoming spends less per pupil on K-12 education than … Continue reading