What topics will make it into tonight’s SOTU address?

President Joe Biden will deliver his second State of the Union speech later today, as inflation puts pressure on US households, the war in Ukraine approaches its one-year mark, and various pressing domestic challenges linger. We’ve rounded up insights on some of the topics that may come up in the nationwide address, including an article by senior partner Adi Kumar and co-authors that breaks down major provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which directs new federal spending toward reducing carbon emissions, lowering healthcare costs, encouraging innovation, and strengthening US economic competitiveness. Read on for more on reinvesting in America, the state of education, public health, and other Public & Social Sector insights.

Reinvesting in America

The Inflation Reduction Act: Here’s what’s in it

The CHIPS and Science Act: Here’s what’s in it

Closing the digital divide in Black America

Will a labor crunch derail plans to upgrade US infrastructure?


COVID-19 learning delay and recovery: Where do US states stand?

Expanding publicly funded pre-K: How to do it and do it well

Public health

Care for the caretakers: Building the global public health workforce

Measuring preparedness: Are public health systems ready for the next pandemic?

Tracking public-health outcomes across the United States

More on the public sector

Governments can deliver exceptional customer experiences—here’s how

Lessons in leadership: Getting past politics to deliver for the people