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African American Women in the U.S. Economy

article icon 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.

by Kaitlin Holmes and Jocelyn Frye | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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Parks for All

book_alt2 icon Report Diversity, access, and inclusion should be prioritized for the centennial of the National Park Service.

by Jenny Rowland | Monday, August 22, 2016

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Reading, Writing, and the Common Core State Standards

book_alt2 icon 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.

by Melissa Lazarín | Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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A Plan to Enhance the Child Tax Credit

article icon 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.

by Rachel West, Melissa Boteach, Rebecca Vallas | Monday, August 15, 2016

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Rhetoric vs. Reality: Paid Family and Medical Leave

article icon 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.

by Sunny Frothingham and Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Bridging the Risk Modeling Gap

article icon 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.

by Pete Ogden, Jerusalem Demsas, Ben Bovarnick | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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Ending the Pass-Through Tax Loophole for Big Business

book_alt2 icon 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.

by Alexandra Thornton and Brendan Duke | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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Assessing Claims About Public-Private Partnerships

article icon 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.

by Kevin DeGood | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Jennifer Parrott, a certified nurse practitioner, talks with a doctor

The Medicaid Program and LGBT Communities: Overview and Policy Recommendations

article icon 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.

by Kellan Baker, Ashe McGovern, Sharita Gruberg, Andrew Cray | Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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State or Federal Court?

article icon 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.

by Anisha Singh and Billy Corriher | Monday, August 8, 2016

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EITC Expansion for Childless Workers Would Save Billions—and Take a Bite Out of Crime

article icon 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.

by Rachel West | Thursday, August 4, 2016

Gov. Charlie Baker speaks in the Massachusetts Statehouse

How Rainy Day Funds Can Support Progressive Budgets to Grow State Economies

article icon 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.

by Harry Stein and Laura Pontari | Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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The Case Against Mandatory Consumer Arbitration Clauses

article icon Issue Brief Federal agencies are looking to limit rip-off clauses in fine print that deny access to justice.

by Joe Valenti | Tuesday, August 2, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) meets with reporters

House GOP Proposals Would Make Health Coverage Less Secure for All Americans

article icon 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.

by Maura Calsyn and Thomas Huelskoetter | Monday, August 1, 2016

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Next Steps in Libya

book_alt2 icon 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.

by William Danvers | Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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