Preemption
Build Back Better
Debt Ceiling
Care Workers

Republican-controlled state legislatures in the Midwest have often used preemption to block local ordinances from taking effect. State preemption laws are intertwined with a history of segregation and other policy choices that have reinforced anti-Black racism and white supremacy in the Midwest. Read the report

The investments and social insurance expansions provided for by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Congress’s $3.5 trillion (over 10 years) budget reconciliation bill will boost productivity and provide key relief to family budgets in coming years. Read the report

The debt ceiling showdown has been put on pause until December. But we are doomed to repeat this insane exercise again and again unless we abolish the debt ceiling once and for all. Read the blog post

Increasing the federal minimum wage from to $15 an hour would benefit nearly 2 million direct care workers who provide long-term health and personal care services and supports to the elderly and people with disabilities. Read the report

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