African American Women in the U.S. Economy
Fact Sheet African American women are increasingly vital to the health of the U.S. economy and the economic security of their families, yet they experience significant pay disparities and face unique barriers in the workplace that can undermine their ability to thrive.
Parks for All
Report Diversity, access, and inclusion should be prioritized for the centennial of the National Park Service.
Reading, Writing, and the Common Core State Standards
Report Under the new Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, students are learning to dissect, analyze, and comprehend the type of complex reading they will encounter in college and the workplace.
A Plan to Enhance the Child Tax Credit
Fact Sheet By enhancing the Child Tax Credit, policymakers can substantially reduce child poverty, increase family economic security, and invest in our nation’s next generation. Melissa Boteach is the Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress.
Rhetoric vs. Reality: Paid Family and Medical Leave
Issue Brief Conservative proposals, such as business tax credits and pregnancy 401(k)s, do not cut it for working families that need paid family and medical leave.
Bridging the Risk Modeling Gap
Issue Brief The United States can—and should—galvanize global progress on expanding climate-related risk insurance by launching a new partnership to expand and improve catastrophe modeling in developing countries.
Ending the Pass-Through Tax Loophole for Big Business
Report Closing the pass-through tax loophole used by big businesses will increase federal revenue to meet critical needs and at the same time address income inequality.
Assessing Claims About Public-Private Partnerships
Issue Brief Public-private partnerships do not address the most fundamental challenge facing state and local governments: a lack of sufficient tax and user fee revenue needed to expand infrastructure investment.
The Medicaid Program and LGBT Communities: Overview and Policy Recommendations
Issue Brief As Medicaid celebrates its 51st birthday, recent and future changes to the program can help ensure that its benefits reach everyone who needs them, including LGBT people and their families.
State or Federal Court?
Fact Sheet A guide to distinguish the differences and similarities between state and federal courts, and explain the challenges that exist for both court systems’ processes.
EITC Expansion for Childless Workers Would Save Billions—and Take a Bite Out of Crime
Issue Brief Boosting the Earned Income Tax Credit for workers without dependent children would result in a societal benefit of $1.7 billion to $3.3 billion each year from reduced crime and enhanced public safety alone.
How Rainy Day Funds Can Support Progressive Budgets to Grow State Economies
Issue Brief Rainy day funds can support strong and inclusive economies by harnessing progressive taxation, ensuring a reliable safety net, and improving public confidence in state governments.
The Case Against Mandatory Consumer Arbitration Clauses
Issue Brief Federal agencies are looking to limit rip-off clauses in fine print that deny access to justice.
House GOP Proposals Would Make Health Coverage Less Secure for All Americans
Issue Brief Instead of building a system that works for all, House Republicans’ plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would quarantine sick Americans in separate markets, resulting in higher costs and less coverage.
Next Steps in Libya
Report Libya’s problems are legion, but establishing a single government and creating a more secure environment are the first orders of business to build a functioning Libyan state and economy.