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Interactive Map: Costs of Hunger

cursor icon Interactive Donna Cooper tallies up what chronic hunger costs us in each state.

By Donna Cooper | Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Repairing Bridges Can Lift Families Out of Poverty

Donna Cooper looks at the top 10 states with failing bridges to see how unemployment and poverty could fall by repairing them.

By Donna Cooper | Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Congress Can Up Infrastructure Investment Now

Donna Cooper examines what it will take to get Congress to act on the president’s job-creating $50 billion infrastructure investment plan.

By Donna Cooper | Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Holding American Workers Hostage to Stop Unions

Donna Cooper calls out those in Congress who would jettison 74,000 jobs to stop common sense union reforms via unrelated legislation.

By Donna Cooper | Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Destroying Our Infrastructure and Our Construction Industry

Donna Cooper details why legislation to fund airport construction and safety as well as federal highway repairs and construction face unconscionable elimination in Congress.

By Donna Cooper | Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Spurring Job Creation in the Private Sector

Michael Ettlinger, Donna Cooper, Sarah Wartell, and Bracken Hendricks outline three programs that should be part of any job creation plan.

By Michael Ettlinger, Donna Cooper, Sarah Rosen Wartell, and Bracken Hendricks | Friday, August 26, 2011

Las Decisiones que Quedan por Hacer en el Nuevo Acuerdo de la Deuda

Donna Cooper y Seth Hanlon detallan lo que millonarios ganarían y lo que muchos otros perderían si el reciente acuerdo del presupuesto concluye sin tocar el tema de los ingresos.

By Donna Cooper and Seth Hanlon | Friday, August 12, 2011

The Choices Still to Be Made in the New Debt Deal

Donna Cooper and Seth Hanlon detail what millionaires will gain and what many other Americans will lose if the recent debt deal is concluded without addressing revenues.

By Donna Cooper and Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What You Need When You’re Poor

Melissa Boteach and Donna Cooper skewer the conservative think tank’s ridiculous ideas about what low-income Americans spend the bulk of their money on.

By Melissa Boteach and Donna Cooper | Friday, August 5, 2011

Let It Flow

Donna Cooper and Jordan Eizenga urge policymakers to encourage other states to follow New York’s lead in applying modern portfolio management strategies to their revolving loan funds—which could mean more badly needed water infrastructure improvements.

By Donna Cooper and Jordan Eizenga | Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Increasing the Impact of Federal and State Funds for Water Infrastructure

Donna Cooper and Jordan Eizenga offer a three-step blueprint for state revolving loan funds for maximizing clean and safe water infrastructure investment.

By Donna Cooper and Jordan Eizenga | Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Don’t Let Freight Economy Run off the Rails

Julia Kantor and Donna Cooper urge Washington policymakers to support a strong American industry where small public investments become major economic gains.

By Julia Kantor and Donna Cooper | Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Buy America Works

Sam Ungar and Donna Cooper explore how a new website used by the highway agency makes it easier to ensure that recovery funds flow almost entirely to American companies and workers—and urge other Department of Transportation offices to follow the FHWA’s lead.

By Sam Ungar and Donna Cooper | Friday, July 15, 2011

Employment Weakness Calls for Stronger Transportation Bill

Donna Cooper explains how a current proposal to reduce federal spending on badly needed roads improvement will also be a drag on employment—at the worst possible time.

By Donna Cooper | Friday, July 8, 2011

Rep. Ryan’s Proposed Infrastructure Savings Don’t Add Up

There’s no reasonable way to generate billions in savings from consolidating programs that repair our nation’s highways as Rep. Paul Ryan proposes, argues Donna Cooper.

By Donna Cooper | Friday, April 8, 2011