January 8, 2019. The annual “People’s State of the State” address from the Capitol steps on Tuesday rehashed many liberal principles from the past 30 years, but now the grassroots activists are feeling emboldened by the new makeup of the state Legislature.

In advance of the new legislative session kicking off on Wednesday, a coalition of progressive organizations and labor unions voiced their continued support for action on criminal justice reform, expansion of voting rights, state investments in health care, higher taxes on the wealthy, growing the stock of affordable housing and increasing access to child care. More information about the coalition’s proposals can be found under the New Hope Budget.

Below are some media hits for the People’s State of the State: