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Contracting that Works

book_alt2 icon Report State and local governments can boost job standards across our economy; ensure that high-road business can compete on an even playing field; and provide taxpayers with good value by adopting the government contracting practices identified in this report.

by Karla Walter, David Madland, Paul Sonn, Tsedeye Gebreselassie | Friday, November 13, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at a rally.

1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

article icon Issue Brief Sen. Marco Rubio’s proposal for paid family leave fails to meet the needs of modern working families.

by Anna Chu, Kristen Ellingboe, Sarah Jane Glynn | Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Rand Paul Cliven Bundy

The Dog-Whistle Politics of Seizing and Selling American Lands and Energy Resources in the West

article icon Issue Brief Republican presidential candidates are using proposals to seize, sell, or privatize America’s public lands to curry favor with the far-right wing.

by Nicole Gentile and Matt Lee-Ashley | Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush’s Low-Energy Health Care Plan

article icon Issue Brief Predictably, GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s health plan would repeal the Affordable Care Act and offer only platitudes and failed policies to replace it.

by Anna Chu, Kristen Ellingboe, Thomas Huelskoetter | Thursday, October 15, 2015

Trump family

The Best, Smartest, Most Tremendous Giveaway to the Wealthy Few

article icon Fact Sheet Donald Trump follows the GOP presidential primary field with a tax plan that promises even bigger gains for the richest Americans.

by Ryan Erickson | Monday, September 28, 2015

GOP Debate

The Trump Effect: How the GOP Candidates’ Views on Immigration Mirror ‘The Donald’

article icon Fact Sheet An analysis of the top-polling GOP candidates’ positions on immigration shows that their views aren’t that different from Donald Trump’s beliefs.

by Ryan Erickson and Angela Maria Kelley | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Walker and Reagan portrait

Right of Reagan

book_alt2 icon Report While the current GOP presidential candidates pledge allegiance to Ronald Reagan, the 40th president’s record shows much more pragmatism and willingness to compromise than today’s Republican Party.

by Charles Posner, Molly Cain, Anna Chu | Monday, September 14, 2015

Gov. Jeb Bush

The Bush Tax Plan

article icon Fact Sheet Jeb Bush claims to support a “right to rise,” but his tax plan would keep the wealthy on top.

by Ryan Erickson and Brendan Duke | Thursday, September 10, 2015

Obama executive order

Comments on Regulations and Guidance Implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order

article icon Issue Brief The draft regulations and guidance represent an important step toward ensuring that the federal procurement process upholds strong responsibility standards.

by Karla Walter | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A man stocks shelves in a store.

How Overtime Rules Would Benefit the Latino Community

article icon Fact Sheet Overtime rule reform would benefit 2.1 million Latino workers.

by Anna Chu and Kristen Ellingboe | Wednesday, August 19, 2015

John Kasich

Ohio’s Struggling Middle Class

article icon Issue Brief Economic inequality is harming Ohio’s middle class and threatening statewide economic growth.

by David Madland and Danielle Corley | Wednesday, August 5, 2015

sandwich restaurant

The Buckeye Squeeze

book_alt2 icon Report The records and campaign plans of 2016 Republican presidential candidates put the wealthy few ahead of working families.

by Ryan Erickson | Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Jeb Bush speech

Opportunity for Some

article icon Fact Sheet Gov. Jeb Bush has presented himself as a moderate candidate who wants to restore Americans’ right to rise up the economic ladder. But his affirmative action ban lowered access to college in Florida and decreased economic opportunity.

by Kristen Ellingboe and Anna Chu | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jeb Bush NRA convention

Jeb Bush’s License to Kill

article icon Issue Brief Gov. Bush’s leadership in enacting the nation’s first expansive “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law has hurt public safety and placed a disproportionate burden on communities of color—not just in Florida but also nationwide.

by Chelsea Parsons | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

father and daughter

The Middle Class at Risk

book_alt2 icon Report Republicans have finally changed their rhetoric to acknowledge that stagnant wages and rising costs are squeezing middle-class families, but they are still offering the same old tired ideas that will not fix the problem.

by Arkadi Gerney, Anna Chu, Brendan Duke | Monday, July 27, 2015

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