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.
Failing to Act
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.
Kochonomics in Wisconsin and North Carolina
Report How the Koch brothers and their network created a system that benefits their bottom line regardless of everyone else.
The Failure to Raise the Minimum Wage Hurts Iowa’s Families and Economy
Issue Brief Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst’s extreme position on the minimum wage has no place in the Hawkeye State.
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.
Florida’s Struggling Middle Class
Issue Brief Economic inequality has increased significantly in Florida in recent decades and threatens statewide economic growth.
The Truth About Medicaid: How Paul Ryan Misconstrues the Evidence
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.
Cities at Work
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.
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.
Report A county-by-county analysis of election administration in 2012 swing states reveals that, within each state, wide disparities in voting accessibility existed.
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.
Florida’s Worst Election Offenders
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.
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.