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Avoiding Further Sequestration in the Next Budget Agreement

Budget cuts reduce the investments that lawmakers should be making to strengthen the middle class and undermine vital government functions that promote fair treatment for all Americans.

| Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Increasing Access to High Quality Child Care

In supporting the current workforce and preparing tomorrow’s workforce for success, the proposal would help secure America’s economic future.

| Thursday, September 3, 2015

Protecting the Right to Vote in North Carolina

If advocates for voting rights want a level playing field in state courts, they must push for reforms to judicial selection.

| Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Through Parametric Risk Insurance

Parametric risk insurance—insurance policies that use environmental measurements to trigger an immediate payout—can play a key role in reducing the risks of climate change in developing countries.

| Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Investing in Millennial Parents Through an Expanded Child Tax Credit

Key reforms to the CTC could enable it to better serve the group who needs it most: new Millennial parents.

| Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Renewable Energy Revolution on America’s Public Lands and Waters

The partnership between the federal government and renewable energy developers has contributed to the nation’s twentyfold increase in solar generation and threefold increase in wind generation since 2009.

| Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Reducing Chronic Truancy

While success in school is dependent upon many factors, being present each and every day is critical, particularly for low-income students and students of color, who face a variety of educational barriers.

| Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fairer Pay Through Updated Overtime Rules

Seventy percent of 16- to 24-year-olds and 41 percent of 25- to 34-year-olds with full-time salaries in exempt roles earned less than the proposed threshold of $50,440 in 2013

| Monday, August 24, 2015

The Real Threat to Grid Reliability

Author Myriam Alexander-Kearns discusses the greatest threat to grid reliability: climate change.

| Friday, August 21, 2015

Curbing Arctic Warming at the GLACIER Conference

Arctic and global warming are leading the world closer to rapidly approaching tipping points that will narrow cost-effective climate solutions, adding to an expanding list of regrets.

| Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Far-Reaching Effects of Climate Displacement

People are 60 percent more likely to be displaced by a weather-related disaster today than they were in the 1970s.

| Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Enormous Cost of Mass Deportation

Deporting all unauthorized immigrants would shrink the labor force by 6.4 percent over two decades.

| Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ensuring a Fair Return on Public Resources

The outdated laws and regulations governing energy and natural resource extraction on U.S. public lands provide few protections for the fiscal interests of U.S. taxpayers.

| Monday, August 17, 2015

Staying the Course on Common Core

Patience and faithful implementation of the standards will pay dividends.

| Friday, August 14, 2015

An Expanded Child Tax Credit

Given that research has shown that boosting poor children’s family income early in life has long-term effects on education, health, and earnings, an expanded tax credit also would likely have positive effects on children’s long-term economic mobility.

| Wednesday, August 12, 2015