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Federal Minimum Wage War Outmaneuvered By Municipalities

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

All the reasons are there for an increase in minimum wage. It's good for the economy. It's good for workers and for business. It's good for social mobility, and it's good for the American Dream. What a patriotic policy, then, and how fitting for the nation's capital to consider it. Let's hope D.C. implements it and soon.

DC's Poorest Set to Suffer From Federal Sequester

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2013 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

D.C. can easily cover the sequester cuts, given the $400 million budget surplus it announced earlier this year. The outstanding question, however, is whether or not Mayor Vince Gray will be an advocate for this city's growing poor population.

Investing in Education, Workforce Development and the Safety Net Will Close the Income Gap

Terri Lee Freeman | Posted 05.19.2012 | DC
Terri Lee Freeman

Ours is a region of breathtaking wealth and heartbreaking poverty. While our region's economy has led to economic prosperity for many on the middle and higher rungs of the ladder, residents on the bottom are being left behind.