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Improving College Access and Degree Attainment Through an Early Guarantee of Federal Financial Aid

College campus book_alt2 icon Report An early guarantee of federal financial aid would incentivize more students to earn postsecondary education credentials, along with other benefits.

by David A. Bergeron & Antoinette Flores | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A High Bar to Clear for Privatizing Air Traffic Control

As Congress considers reauthorizing Federal Aviation Administration operations, it should consider the successes of the current system as well as the uncertain consequences of privatization.

| Tuesday, May 5, 2015

4 Essential Questions About Air Traffic Control Privatization

Air traffic control article icon Issue Brief Given the magnitude of the changes that privatizing the operation of air traffic controls would bring about—in aviation governance; industry taxation; and potentially, safety—proponents must be able to show that benefits will clearly exceed costs.

by Kevin DeGood | Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Net-Zero Energy Buildings For the Federal Government

The U.S. Department of Energy must finalize a rule that would make federal government buildings more environmentally friendly.

| Monday, May 4, 2015

Building Resilience to Climate Change on America’s Coasts

Policymakers at all levels of government must act to make coastal communities more resilient to the effects of climate change.

| Friday, May 1, 2015

Supreme Court: Judges Aren’t Politicians, and States Can Bar Them From Soliciting Campaign Cash

Supreme CourtBy upholding Florida’s ban on judges directly seeking campaign cash, the Supreme Court recognizes money’s corrosive effect on judicial elections.

by Billy Corriher | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Video: The Roots of Baltimore’s Unrest

play_alt icon Video In this video column, Sam Fulwood III examines the underlying roots of the discontent in Baltimore, Ferguson, and dozens of other American communities.

by Andrew Satter & Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Buildings of Tomorrow Are Here Today

NREL facility Golden, Colorado article icon Issue Brief Net-zero energy buildings—highly efficient spaces that require no net fossil-fuel consumption—have proliferated throughout the United States. The federal government must lead by example and step up efforts to free future government buildings from the need to consume fossil-fuel-generated electricity.

by Greg Dotson & Erin Auel | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Open Doors for All

flags article icon Issue Brief The Affordable Care Act can help address discrimination against LGBT people and their families in health coverage and care—but the law’s protections must clearly include sexual orientation and gender identity.

by Kellan Baker | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Infographic: Raising the Minimum Wage Would Have the Greatest Impact on Working Women

The workers who stand to benefit from an increase in the minimum wage are mostly women—and these women are likely to be working mothers over age 25.

by Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Raising the Minimum Wage

The Murray-Scott minimum wage bill would deliver a long-overdue wage hike to many working Americans and a boost to the U.S. economy.

| Thursday, April 30, 2015

How the November Immigration Directives Will Help Farmworkers

farmFarmworkers are the backbone of the nation’s agriculture sector, but many lack immigration status. The November immigration directives make 509,000 workers eligible for important, though temporary, protections.

by Isabel M. Skilton | Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Murray-Scott Minimum-Wage Bill: A Win-Win for Working Families and Taxpayers

Sen. MurrayIn addition to giving working families a long-overdue raise, the new bill will save taxpayers an estimated $5.3 billion per year on SNAP when fully implemented.

by Rachel West | Thursday, April 30, 2015

From Risk to Resilience: Preparing U.S. Coasts for Climate Change

A home destroyed by Superstorm SandyNew investments, hardnosed land-use reforms, and an innovative, pro-nature approach must define coastal resilience in the century ahead.

by Shiva Polefka & Michael Conathan | Thursday, April 30, 2015

April 2015

Job fair article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing measures that raise wages and boost productivity growth.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Wednesday, April 29, 2015