4 Candidates Who Just Won Their Party’s Nomination for Competitive November Elections and Want to Sell or Seize Public Lands
This third installment of the “Bundy’s Buddies” series profiles four nonincumbent candidates for office who recently won their party’s nomination for competitive elections in the American West and who believe that federal lands should be seized by states or sold off to the highest bidder.
6 Surprising Facts About the Minimum Wage
Video The federal minimum wage has not been raised in more than five years. Here are six facts explaining why Congress needs to raise it to $10.10 an hour.
The Effects of Minimum Wages on SNAP Enrollments and Expenditures
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would lower government spending on federal nutrition assistance by $46 billion over the next 10 years.
Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage
Americans have a moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.
6 Policies to Combat Inequality
Six common-sense policies could help roll back economic inequality in America.
Evidence Shows Increasing the Minimum Wage Is No Threat to Employment
Historical experience and academic studies show that raising the minimum wage does not harm the economy, even when unemployment is high.
Polling Shows Americans Want Retirement Policy Reform
Issue Brief Polling indicates that Americans are worried about their ability to retire and want policymakers to take action.
President Obama Should Use the State of the Union to Hold Accountable Federal Contractors that Harm Workers and Shortchange Taxpayers
The president can adopt responsible contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.
Union Membership Remained Steady in 2013, But Conservative Attacks Threaten to Weaken Organized Labor
Policies that undermine unionization ultimately threaten the strength and vitality of America’s middle class.
Report A county-by-county analysis of election administration in 2012 swing states reveals that, within each state, wide disparities in voting accessibility existed.
Explore the Data: Unequal Access
Interactive These interactive tables accompany the report “Unequal Access: A County-by-County Analysis of Election Administration in Swing States in the 2012 Election."
Resetting the Poverty Debate: State of the States 2013
Report A new Half in Ten report examines the annual indicators of economic security and opportunity at the state-by-state level. The bottom line: Low-income families in states across the country are suffering from too many years of reckless efforts to reduce the federal deficit.
The Decline of Colorado’s Middle Class
Issue Brief Colorado’s increasingly unequal economy is harming the state’s middle class and threatening to undermine the state’s long-term prospects for growth.
At Our Expense
Report A Center for American Progress Action Fund study finds that one in four government contractors committing egregious workplace violations also provide bad value for the government.
Raising the Minimum Wage Would Boost the Incomes of Millions of Women and Their Families
If Congress raised the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, millions of American women would be better able to support themselves and their families.