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Washington state has both strong economy, higher minimum wage

A higher minimum wage is not incompatible with a strong economy, and Washington state is a prime example. A recent Min...
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National study confirms: Minimum wage increase good for our economy and communities

New research from the Economic Policy Institute provides yet more evidence of how raising the minimum wage benefits the...
  • Racial Equity
  • Poverty
  • Income and Work

Many Americans struggle in poverty, according to new Census data

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that many Americans have lived in poverty at some point. From 2009 to...
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New poverty measure shows public policies make a difference

One in six Americans lived in poverty in 2012. That’s according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) released by ...


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