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Scott Conroy

In Wisconsin, Scott Walker Exercises His Right To Take Credit | Scott Conroy | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

Scott Walker's rapid ascent into the top tier of 2016 Republican presidential contenders may have come as something of a surprise to those who didn't ...

IL Governor Rauner's Pal Made $625,000 Per Hour Last Year and Then Gave $10 Million to Rauner Campaign to Attack Unions and Cut Worker Pay

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The New York Times reported yesterday that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's chief political backer, Ken Griffin, made $1.3 billion last year as manager of the hedge fund Citadel Capital. Griffin made as much personally as 26,000 average Americans making the median wage.

Dave Jamieson

Some Federal Workers Claim They Were Shorted On Pay | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of D.C. workers employed under federal contracts filed a complaint with the Labor Department on Wednesday alleging that they've ...

Bloomberg Victory: Prevailing Wage Law Struck Down

| Posted 08.06.2013 | New York

By Colby Hamilton NEW YORK CITY — A state Supreme Court judge rejected the city’s prevailing wage law for specific city-supported projects on ...

Why Bloomberg's Free Market Talk Rings False

Larry Hirsch | Posted 07.02.2012 | New York
Larry Hirsch

Whether it is for reporting, procurement, accounting, equal rights or many other purposes, part of the contract any business makes with the government is to abide by the rules.

Dave Jamieson

Mitt Romney Serves RIck Santorum Up As Pro-Union | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his attempts to tar former Sen. Rick Santorum as fiscally irresponsible, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been knocking his o...

Affordable Housing: An Oxymoron?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

If we truly see homelessness as a crisis, we would be instituting emergency rules that would temporarily breakdown bureaucratic barriers, overcome expensive rules and streamline the process.

Slideshow: The Ten Best (And Ten Worst) City Policies of 2010

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Traub

In Denver, where three in five students are Latino and many have parents with poor English skills, the school system has taken to the radio waves.

Economic Might Makes Right? NY City Council's Moral Choice

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

With all the emphasis on economics, something terribly important was lost during the sick leave debate: is it fair to deny over one million working New Yorkers the right to take off of work to recover from illness?

Hooray for Albany? State Legislature Acts to Boost Working People and the Economy

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Griping about Albany is always in style. But in the end-of-session frenzy, state legislators are also taking far more positive action on raising workplace standards.

Bloomberg Wrong on Living Wage

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Mayor Bloomberg's comments on a new bill being considered by the City Council are not just disingenuous, they're also flat out wrong.

Metro Inequality: What Cities Can Do About the Shrinking Middle Class

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Traub

Even the good times of the 2000s weren't so good for most of Americans, since a disproportionate share of the gains went to the very highest income earners.