Contracting that Works
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.
1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back
Issue Brief Sen. Marco Rubio’s proposal for paid family leave fails to meet the needs of modern working families.
The Dog-Whistle Politics of Seizing and Selling American Lands and Energy Resources in the West
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.
Jeb Bush’s Low-Energy Health Care Plan
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.
The Best, Smartest, Most Tremendous Giveaway to the Wealthy Few
Fact Sheet Donald Trump follows the GOP presidential primary field with a tax plan that promises even bigger gains for the richest Americans.
The Trump Effect: How the GOP Candidates’ Views on Immigration Mirror ‘The Donald’
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.
Right of Reagan
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.
The Bush Tax Plan
Fact Sheet Jeb Bush claims to support a “right to rise,” but his tax plan would keep the wealthy on top.
Comments on Regulations and Guidance Implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order
Issue Brief The draft regulations and guidance represent an important step toward ensuring that the federal procurement process upholds strong responsibility standards.
How Overtime Rules Would Benefit the Latino Community
Fact Sheet Overtime rule reform would benefit 2.1 million Latino workers.
Ohio’s Struggling Middle Class
Issue Brief Economic inequality is harming Ohio’s middle class and threatening statewide economic growth.
The Buckeye Squeeze
Report The records and campaign plans of 2016 Republican presidential candidates put the wealthy few ahead of working families.
Opportunity for Some
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.
Jeb Bush’s License to Kill
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.
The Middle Class at Risk
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.