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Mitch McConnell

10 Things to Expect Next Year If Republicans Win the Senate

article icon Issue Brief Progressive issues from health care to the environment are at stake in this year’s election.

By Tony Carrk | Friday, October 24, 2014

Cory Gardner

Cory’s Colorado

article icon Issue Brief In an economic climate where Colorado’s leaders should be fighting to expand the middle class, Rep. Cory Gardner’s policy positions on women’s health and women’s economic security would squeeze the budgets of working women and their families even more.

By Charles Posner | Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott

Failing to Act

article icon Issue Brief Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s failure to take action on issues such as raising the minimum wage, expanding access to affordable health care, and addressing climate change will continue to hurt middle- and working-class Floridians.

By Tiffany Germain | Tuesday, October 7, 2014

whispering nefarious businessmen

Kochonomics in Wisconsin and North Carolina

book_alt2 icon Report How the Koch brothers and their network created a system that benefits their bottom line regardless of everyone else.

By Anna Chu | Monday, September 8, 2014

State Sen. Joni Ernst

The Failure to Raise the Minimum Wage Hurts Iowa’s Families and Economy

article icon Issue Brief Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst’s extreme position on the minimum wage has no place in the Hawkeye State.

By Anna Chu | Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kochonomics

book_alt2 icon Report The Koch brothers and their sprawling political network are expanding beyond federal and even state policy and are going local to manipulate the economic and political system to benefit their bottom line at the expense of everyone else.

By Charles Posner, Tiffany Germain, and Anna Chu | Thursday, August 14, 2014

Florida job applicant

Florida’s Struggling Middle Class

article icon Issue Brief Economic inequality has increased significantly in Florida in recent decades and threatens statewide economic growth.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Truth About Medicaid: How Paul Ryan Misconstrues the Evidence

article icon Issue Brief Rep. Paul Ryan’s report on the War on Poverty is full of misleading, inaccurate claims that detract from the many benefits of Medicaid coverage.

By Emily Oshima Lee | Monday, March 17, 2014

Busy Boston street

Cities at Work

book_alt2 icon Report Local governments need to take bold action to restore the middle class and ensure more access to it. Cities are an important and unique solution to many social problems.

By Joel Rogers and Satya Rhodes-Conway | Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Job Fair

Polling Shows Americans Want Retirement Policy Reform

article icon Issue Brief Polling indicates that Americans are worried about their ability to retire and want policymakers to take action.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, January 30, 2014

Election

Unequal Access

book_alt2 icon Report A county-by-county analysis of election administration in 2012 swing states reveals that, within each state, wide disparities in voting accessibility existed.

By Anna Chu, Joshua Field, and Charles Posner | Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lunch

Resetting the Poverty Debate: State of the States 2013

book_alt2 icon 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.

By Erik Stegman and Sarah Baron | Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Colorado

The Decline of Colorado’s Middle Class

article icon 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.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Oil rig worker

At Our Expense

book_alt2 icon 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.

By Karla Walter and David Madland | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Florida voters

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

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