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White Elephant Watch: Vol. 3

Wisconsin highway article icon Issue Brief Wisconsin State Highway 23 is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Monday, September 28, 2015

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 2

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport article icon Issue Brief The West Bay Parkway is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Monday, September 28, 2015

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 1

The beach in Panama City, Florida article icon Issue Brief The Gulf Coast Parkway is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Monday, September 28, 2015

Infographic: Mobile Banking By the Numbers

Mobile financial tools can help the nearly 10 million households without bank accounts enter the financial mainstream and collectively save billions of dollars in fees.

by Joe Valenti and Pete Morelewicz | Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fast Facts: Economic Security for North Carolina Families

Child and mother article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping North Carolina women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Thursday, September 24, 2015

Congress’ Tax Agenda: Businesses Before Working Families

capitol domeThe message from this week’s poverty data is clear: Congress needs to stop prioritizing tax benefits for businesses over those for low- and middle-income families.

by Alexandra Thornton and Samuel Rubinstein | Thursday, September 17, 2015

New Census Data Show that the Middle Class Is Not Recovering Fast Enough

sad homeownerStagnant median household incomes show that policymakers must act to help the middle class.

by Alex Rowell and David Madland | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

More Data, Same Problem: A Wide Look at Income Trends in the Middle Class

Downtown Danville, IL bars icon Charts Different data sources concur that middle-class market incomes have grown slowly, if at all, despite significant growth in the economy at large.

by Brendan Duke and Andrew Schwartz | Monday, September 14, 2015

Investing in Millennials Through an Economy that Works for All

Rebecca D. Vallas, Director of Policy, Poverty to Prosperity Program, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget.

by Rebecca Vallas | Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Bargaining for the American Dream

Labor parade book_alt2 icon Report New analysis shows that children whose parents belonged to a union—as well as children who grew up in areas with high union membership—earn more money as adults.

by Richard Freeman, Eunice Han, David Madland, Brendan Duke | Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Setting the Right Course in the Next Budget Agreement

Officials walk into the mudslide debris field in Washington state. book_alt2 icon Report Lawmakers must avoid sequestration for both defense and domestic programs, and new revenue is a necessary element of any associated deficit reduction.

by Harry Stein | Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-September 2015 Jobs Release

job fair bars icon Charts Here are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.

by Jackie Odum, Danielle Corley, Michael Madowitz | Thursday, September 3, 2015

From Cashable Savings to Public Value

contract article icon Issue Brief Pay for Success can be a valuable new tool to fund public programs and achieve outcomes that benefit individuals and society overall, but how should governments price outcomes?

by Jitinder Kohli, Megan Golden, Joe Coletti, Luke Bo’sher | Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Economic Snapshot: August 2015

kid bike homeless man article icon Issue Brief America’s middle class deserves a shot at real economic security, and it is about time that policymakers make it happen.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Monday, August 31, 2015

New Overtime Rule Could Raise Wages for 4.7 Million Millennial Workers

Working MillennialThe U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule is poised to strengthen the middle class, drive economic growth, and provide fairer pay for 13.5 million workers, including 4.7 Millennials.

by Sunny Frothingham | Monday, August 24, 2015