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Three generations of women

Administering Paid Family and Medical Leave

book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers have a number of options for how to administer an efficient and affordable national paid leave program that uses the best-proven elements of existing programs in the states and abroad.

Iowa barn with flag

Gutting Financial Regulations Won’t Help Community Banks

Policymakers can take action to boost rural community banks without a broad rollback of consumer financial protections.

Elderly couple

Making myRA a More Effective Savings Option

The myRA program simplifies savings and can be strengthened to boost participation and trust.

restaurant worker

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-January 2016 Jobs Release

bars icon Charts Labor market indicators show a healthy economy that has room to grow.

Pedestrians walk in the rain

Complete Streets: Orlando, Florida

article icon Issue Brief The Orlando metropolitan region’s Complete Streets initiative is a cost-effective way to improve mobility and safety for all system users—yet it remains unbuilt.

Birmingham interchange

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 4

article icon Issue Brief The Northern Beltline in Birmingham, Alabama, is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

The U.S. Capitol dome

Financial Rollbacks Would Leave Coal in Consumers’ Stockings

Congress should not use a budget deal to roll back financial reforms that protect consumers and the broader economy.

stock exchange

Economic Snapshot: November 2015

article icon Issue Brief Public policies that support middle-class families can strengthen the economic recovery.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Getting Beyond Rhetoric on Corporate Tax Reform

Corporate tax reform will never happen until lawmakers move beyond rhetoric and agree on these fundamental points.

man with camera

Laying the Groundwork for More Efficient Retirement Savings Incentives

book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers should pursue a number of steps at the federal and state levels to make existing savings incentives more effective and address the retirement crisis.

Construction worker

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2016 Jobs Release

bars icon Charts Labor market indicators show a healthy economy that has room to grow.

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