On Thursday House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans plan to strip federal funding for Planned Parenthood as part their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. If successful, the move would end up to $400 million in annual Medicaid reimbursements […]
States spend only half of their combined federal and state dollars under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) on core welfare reform areas, according to new research by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The study was authored by LIZ […]
Food stamp spending has declined for the last two years, with 13.7% of the population currently using the program compared to a high of 14.9% in 2013, but that hasn’t stopped the GOP from looking to cut billions from the […]
The CEO of a popular fast food chain said this week that he was “stunned” to see profits soar each time California passed minimum wage increases. In an interview with KQED on Tuesday, Wetzel’s Pretzels CEO Bill Phelps admitted that […]
In A real agenda for working people, the Economic Policy Institute lays out a detailed five-point agenda to boost working people’s wages and quality of life. It includes policies to target full employment, strengthen rules that support wages and work, […]
An editorial on The Conversation by Steven Pressman explains why inequality is the most important economic challenge facing the next president.
Poor Americans are facing the gravest threat to the federal safety net in decades as President-elect Donald Trump takes office accompanied by a Republican-controlled Congress. OpEd in the Washington Post by Robert Greenstein, president of the Center on Budget and […]