Monday, September 20, 2021

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The American Rescue Plan could provide essential training to boost jobs in construction, and we explore a trauma-informed approach to preventing marijuana use in teens.

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The U.S. military apologizes for a drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians, the Justice for J6 rally in Washington draws few, the CDC says it will help public health departments, and France recalls its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia.

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Lawsuits stall debt relief for America's Black farmers; Idaho hospitals using "critical care" protocols; grant money boosts rural towns in Utah and more conservation acreage could protect the iconic sage grouse.

Budget Policy & Priorities

Monday, September 20, 2021

Report: Connecticut's Economic Growth Still Slowed by Great Recession

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Connecticut's economy has shrunk since the 2008 Great Recession, and combined with highly inequitable wage distribution, that has …

Monday, September 20, 2021

Corporate Leaders, Wealthy Individuals Call for Increased Taxes

RALEIGH, N.C. -- It is not every day people ask for higher taxes, but that is the gist of a letter just sent to Congress, signed by more than 200 …


Monday, September 20, 2021

PA Creates Redistricting Advisory Council to Help Prevent Gerrymandering

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A new Redistricting Advisory Council announced last week by Gov. Tom Wolf's office will focus on reducing gerrymandering as new …

Friday, September 17, 2021

Flood Resiliency: One NY Priority for "Build Back Better" Plan

ALBANY, N.Y. - As a U.S. House committee debates the Biden administration's "Build Back Better" Act, a letter from more than 200 wealthy Americans …


Friday, September 17, 2021

Wealthy Americans Encourage Congress to Raise Their Tax Rate

PORTLAND, Ore. - Wealthy Americans have a message for Congress: Tax us more. More than 200 high-income taxpayers and business owners have sent an …

Friday, September 17, 2021

Backers of Caregivers' Credit Don't Want It Lost in D.C. Shuffle

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The pandemic is shining a new light on the burdens felt by family caregivers, and a bill in Congress would remove some of the …


Friday, September 17, 2021

Wealthy Coloradans Urge Congress to Raise Their Taxes

DENVER - Some 200 wealthy taxpayers and business owners, including 14 in Colorado, are asking Congress to raise their taxes. An open letter …

Friday, September 17, 2021

Wealthy Americans, Virginians Press Congress to Hike Their Taxes

RICHMOND, Va. - As U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., takes heat this week for attending a posh fundraiser in a dress that said "Tax the …


Friday, September 17, 2021

Support Grows Among Wealthy for Higher Taxes on High Earners

CHICAGO - More than 200 high-net-worth individuals signed a letter this week urging Congress to move forward on the $3.5 trillion budget bill - even t…

High-Net-Worth Individuals Urge Tax Increases for Wealthy, Corporations

DETROIT -- More than 200 high-net-worth individuals who would personally pay more under the Biden administration's proposed changes to the federal tax…


200-Plus Wealthy Leaders from PA, Beyond Urge Congress to Pass Tax Hike

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- More than 200 high earners have written a letter urging Congress to raise taxes to help support social safety-net programs that …

200 Higher-Income Earners Urge Congress to Boost Their Taxes

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Dozens of wealthy Americans from several states, including Wisconsin, are pressuring Congress to boost taxes on higher-income …


 

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