Issue Brief Congress must act soon to prevent the Highway Trust Fund from becoming insolvent. Failure to address the impending shortfall will result in a substantial cut to highway and public transportation programs during the heart of construction season.
Historical experience and academic studies show that raising the minimum wage does not harm the economy, even when unemployment is high.
Utah Sen. Mike Lee (R) has proposed legislation that would effectively end the federal government’s role in surface transportation policy and cause economic harm.
Issue Brief Through social impact bonds, the government can pay for programs that deliver results.
Report To address metropolitan congestion—our most pressing transportation challenge—we need to adopt performance management, increase competition for federal funds, and reform transportation governance.
Changing our approach to investing in our nation’s infrastructure will help strengthen it and the economy in the face of more frequent extreme weather events.
Local governments need to take bold action to restore the middle class and ensure more access to it. Cities are an important and unique solution to many social problems.
Strengthening the middle class is key to growth and competitiveness.
Polling indicates that Americans are worried about their ability to retire and want policymakers to take action.
President Barack Obama’s MyRA plan is a start, but Congress should do more.
Six common-sense policies could help roll back economic inequality in America.
Issue Brief To help the middle class and create jobs, Congress should pass a one-year extension of unemployment benefits and raise the federal minimum wage.
Ten steps you can take to help women push back from the brink.