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6 Surprising Facts About the Minimum Wage

play_alt icon 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.

By Anna Chu and Andrew Satter | Thursday, March 27, 2014

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.

By Rachel West and Michael Reich | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

Americans have a moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.

By Jack Jenkins | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

6 Policies to Combat Inequality

Six common-sense policies could help roll back economic inequality in America.

By Ben Olinsky | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Florida’s Worst Election Offenders

book_alt2 icon Report A county-by-county analysis of the Florida election administration in the 2012 election reveals wide disparities in voting accessibility in different parts of the state.

By Anna Chu, Joshua Field, and Charles Posner | Monday, December 9, 2013

Labor and Management Working Together

Is this an innovative step for the United Automobile Workers and Volkswagen?

By David Madland | Thursday, December 5, 2013

Raising the Minimum Wage Would Help, Not Hurt, Our Economy

Evidence shows that raising the minimum wage when unemployment is high does not harm the economy.

By T. William Lester, David Madland, and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Improving Retirement Savings in Maryland

David Madland discusses a new private-sector retirement-plan type called the Secure, Accessible, Flexible, and Efficient, or SAFE, Retirement Plan before the Maryland Joint Committee on Pensions.

By David Madland | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Resetting the Poverty Debate: Renewing Our Commitment to Shared Prosperity

book_alt2 icon Report Half in Ten analyzes the nation's progress toward cutting poverty in half in 10 years, tracking progress along several indicators of success.

By Melissa Boteach, Shawn Fremstad, Joy Moses, Erik Stegman, and Katie Wright | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Top 5 Ways Immigration Has Influenced the 2013 Virginia Governor’s Race

With the Virginia gubernatorial race coming to an end, candidates Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli have attempted to move toward more favorable immigration positions, especially given the demographics and immigration history of the state.

By Sanam Malik and Sarah Masoud | Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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The Effect of Cuccinelli on Communities of Color

Throughout his career as a public servant, Ken Cuccinelli has advocated for numerous policies that have adverse effects on communities of color.

By Farah Ahmad and Mareshah Jackson | Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ken Cuccinelli

Ken Cuccinelli Just Does Not Understand Millennials

article icon Issue Brief Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s policies and rhetoric are contrary to the beliefs of the Millennial generation.

By Gurwin Ahuja | Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Climate Change and the Commonwealth

article icon Issue Brief Despite overwhelming evidence, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli still denies that climate change is man-made—a position that will cause long-term economic harm to Virginians.

By Tiffany Germain | Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cuccinelli and His Caucus Are Bad for Women’s Health in Virginia

article icon Issue Brief Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s positions would result in harmful impacts to women—and he is not alone. We focus on Cuccinelli’s record as it relates to women’s health and reproductive rights.

By Emma Shapiro, Charles Posner, and Anna Chu | Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Cuccinelli and His Caucus Are Bad for Public Safety

article icon Issue Brief This issue brief details the prevalence of gun violence in Virginia, outlines current Virginia gun law, and shows how Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and his caucus are bad for public safety in the state.

By Charles Posner and Emma Shapiro | Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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