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

A woman makes juice 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

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

Gov. Charlie Baker speaks in the Massachusetts Statehouse 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

The Case Against Mandatory Consumer Arbitration Clauses

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

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

Next Steps in Libya

Libyan revolutionary supporters react 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

The Hazards of Noncompete Clauses in Public-Private Partnership Deals

Cars wait in a tunnel article icon Issue Brief Noncompete clauses constrain the government’s ability to improve critical infrastructure facilities, and they allow private concessionaries to earn returns that are disproportionate to the amount of revenue risk they have taken on.

by Kevin DeGood | Wednesday, July 27, 2016

After Liberation

ISIS defeated in Fallujah book_alt2 icon Report If the U.S. investment in military operations in Iraq is to pay lasting dividends and set the scene for long-term success in the region, it must be accompanied by stabilization efforts in areas liberated from the Islamic State.

by Hardin Lang and Muath Al Wari | Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Voting Rights Story

Rev. William Barber at a press conference article icon Issue Brief Over his nearly 50 years in the North Carolina state legislator, Rep. Mickey Michaux helped increase voting rights and participation. However, recent efforts in the state are putting these advances at risk.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, July 22, 2016

Turkey’s Path to Prosperity in 2023

Istanbul skyline book_alt2 icon Report Structural reform to education, the judiciary, and regulatory authorities can help Turkey unlock its potential and achieve its ambitious economic goals.

by the Center for American Progress, the Istanbul Policy Center, the Istituto Affari Internazionali | Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Creating Safe and Healthy Living Environments for Low-Income Families

A man walks past a blighted building in Baltimore book_alt2 icon Report Given how central homes and communities are to people’s lives, federal and local leaders must work to ensure low-income families live in environments that are conducive to their success.

by Tracey Ross, Chelsea Parsons, Rebecca Vallas | Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Early Learning in the United States

Children climb in a playground. article icon Fact Sheet Because high-quality child care and preschool prepare children for school and enable parents to work, they are necessities for children, families, and the economy, and state and federal policymakers must work to improve the U.S. early learning landscape.

by Jessica Troe | Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Disabled Behind Bars

A prisoner in a wheelchair goes through a door book_alt2 icon Report As bipartisan momentum around criminal justice reform continues to grow in Congress and across the United States, policymakers must include disability as a critical component of reform.

by Rebecca Vallas | Monday, July 18, 2016

Net Energy Metering

Electricians install solar panels article icon Issue Brief State policymakers are debating net energy metering in the context of electricity rates, the growing solar market, and reducing carbon emissions.

by Luke Bassett | Thursday, July 14, 2016

An Infrastructure Plan for America

ironworkers on bridge book_alt2 icon Report At each stage of our national development, the federal government has made major investments in infrastructure to accommodate future population growth and facilitate economic prosperity. The time has come once again to make sustained investments across sectors to ensure the United States is poised to thrive in the 21st century.

by Kevin DeGood, Christian E. Weller, Andrew Schwartz | Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fact Sheet: A Plan for Investing in America’s Infrastructure

construction worker article icon Fact Sheet Sustained investment in infrastructure will lay the foundation for prosperity and rebuild the middle class.

by Kevin DeGood, Christian E. Weller, Andrew Schwartz | Thursday, July 14, 2016