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August 1, 2013 | By Rachel West | BlogFor the past three years, Washington policymakers have been fixated on reducing budget deficits. And currently, short- and medium-term deficit projections have plummeted, due both to changes in legislation as well as revisions due to technical factors.
July 25, 2013 | By Rachel West | BlogIn Seattle, San Francisco and Salt Lake City, a child raised in the poorest 20 percent of families has more than a one in ten chance of ending up in the top 20 percent of earners as an adult.
July 10, 2013 | By Rachel West | BlogOn July 1, North Carolina pulled the safety net out from under the long-term unemployed. Workers in the state with the nation’s fifth-highest unemployment rate will now be eligible for only 19 weeks of unemployment compensation benefits.
June 28, 2013 | By Rachel West | BlogThe word “minimum” is not difficult to define. Several synonyms immediately come to mind: lowest, least, smallest, littlest… So you might reasonably assume that the “minimum wage” is the lowest wage employers can legally pay their workers, right?