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A New Vision for Child Care in the United States

book_alt2 icon Report Many families struggle to afford high-quality child care. By creating a new High-Quality Child Care Tax Credit, we can help families work and prepare children for school.

by Katie Hamm and Carmel Martin | Wednesday, September 2, 2015


From Cashable Savings to Public Value

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

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Economic Snapshot: August 2015

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

Hurricane Ivan enters the Gulf of Mexico.

Key Principles for Climate-Related Risk Insurance

book_alt2 icon Report In the run-up to Paris, the Obama administration has an opportunity to lead the efforts to expand access to climate-related insurance across the developing world through parametric insurance programs.

by Pete Ogden, Ben Bovarnick, Yume Hoshijima | Friday, August 28, 2015

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People of Color: Their Contributions, Their Potential

article icon Fact Sheet As demographics shift and the share of people of color in the U.S. population continues to increase, it is important to take notice of the contributions that people of color make to the United States and their potential contributions to the nation in the future.

by Progress 2050 | Friday, August 28, 2015

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Strengthening the Child Tax Credit Would Provide Greater Economic Stability for Millennial Parents

article icon Issue Brief Strengthening the Child Tax Credit would greatly enhance the economic security of Millennial families with children, while making a crucial investment in the country’s next generation.

by Sunny Frothingham, Rachel West, Melissa Boteach, Rebecca Vallas | Thursday, August 27, 2015

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A 4-Point Plan for Responsibly Expanding Renewable Energy Production on America’s Public Lands and Oceans

book_alt2 icon Report To speed the next generation of renewable energy projects on public lands and waters, policymakers should institutionalize permitting reforms, designate new renewable energy zones, collaborate with communities for new projects, and create a revolving loan fund.

by David J. Hayes and Nidhi Thakar | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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The Turkish Model

article icon Issue Brief The United States has conceived of Turkey as a model country in successive foreign policy constructs, complicating engagement with this problematic ally.

by Dov Friedman | Tuesday, August 25, 2015

School desks block a street in front of the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters.

The High Cost of Truancy

book_alt2 icon Report Chronic truancy has short-term consequences for students but can have long-lasting effects for individuals, families, and communities.

by Farah Z. Ahmad and Tiffany D. Miller | Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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How Overtime Rules Would Benefit Millennials

article icon Fact Sheet As Millennials pay off debt, launch their careers, and start families, they face unique challenges to economic stability. The new overtime rule would provide fairer pay for 4.7 million Millennial workers.

by Sunny Frothingham | Monday, August 24, 2015

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Hurricane Katrina’s Health Care Legacy

article icon Issue Brief Gulf Coast states must expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to address the long-term consequences of the federal government’s failed health policy response to Hurricane Katrina.

by Thomas Huelskoetter | Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wheat nearing harvest

Lessons on Climate Change and Poverty From the California Drought

book_alt2 icon Report Communities of color and low-income people living in tribal, rural, and agricultural communities throughout California are enduring high rates of unemployment, limited and costly access to safe and affordable water, and food insecurity as a consequence of the California drought.

by Wendy Ortiz | Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hurricane Katrina

When You Can’t Go Home

article icon Issue Brief In Hurricane Katrina’s 10-year wake, there is still much to learn about the effects and frequency of climate displacement.

by Danielle Baussan | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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Arctic Warming and What It Means for the Region and the Planet

article icon Fact Sheet Rising temperatures are driving dramatic changes in the Arctic with alarming consequences for people, plants, and animals across the globe.

by Hannah Flesch and Cathleen Kelly | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Gold King Mine

Fair Share Scorecard

book_alt2 icon Report U.S. taxpayers deserve a fair share of the revenues from drilling, mining, and other development on America’s public lands.

by Greg Zimmerman, Claire Moser, Jessica Goad, Matt Lee-Ashley | Monday, August 17, 2015

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