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North Carolina GOP’s Regressive Tax Changes Could Incite Backlash at Polls

A wide-reaching and regressive overhaul of North Carolina's tax code, which went into effect last year, is being felt this tax season. Its political fallout may extend into 2016.

A wide-reaching and regressive overhaul of North Carolina’s tax code, which went into effect last year, is being felt this tax season. Its political fallout may extend into 2016.

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Senate Shock: Bipartisan Support for Paid Sick Days

An amendment to the Senate's budget, passed 61-39, would let workers earn up to seven job-protected paid sick days per year.

An amendment to the Senate’s budget, passed 61-39, would let workers earn up to seven job-protected paid sick days per year.

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Congressional Progressives: Economy Should Serve Americans, Not the Other Way Around

Progressive lawmakers are attempting to shift the discussion from budget deficits, which are abstract to many Americans, to something more real.

Progressive lawmakers are attempting to shift the discussion from budget deficits, which are abstract to many Americans, to something more real: the “deficits” in the nation’s education, infrastructure, wages, and social safety net.

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Federal Court Permanently Blocks Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Requirement

The sweeping opinion ruled the law had been passed with the improper purpose of restricting abortion access in the state—a policy endorsed by Gov. Scott Walker.

The sweeping opinion ruled the law had been passed with the improper purpose of restricting abortion access in the state—a policy endorsed by Gov. Scott Walker.

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Paid Family Leave Proposal Wouldn’t Add to Federal Budget

The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that doesn’t guarantee paid time off to care for a new child, a sick relative, or oneself during a serious illness.

The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that doesn’t guarantee paid time off to care for a new child, a sick relative, or oneself during a serious illness.

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Brownback: Anti-Choice Laws Will Serve as Economic Boon

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback made his constituents the subject of a “real live experiment” on the effects of implementing a right-wing economic policy agenda.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback made his constituents the subject of a “real live experiment” on the effects of implementing a right-wing economic policy agenda.

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Federal Court: Seattle Wage Hike Will Stand

The 43-page ruling rejects every constitutional challenge brought against Seattle's $15 an hour minimum wage law.

The 43-page ruling rejects every constitutional challenge brought against Seattle’s $15 an hour minimum wage law.

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McDonald’s Employees Allege Unsafe Working Conditions in At Least 19 Cities

McDonald's officials dismissed the employees' claims, which include stories about workers sustaining burns on the job, as a public relations strategy orchestrated by activists hoping to damage the corporation's brand.

McDonald’s officials dismissed the employees’ claims, which include stories about workers sustaining burns on the job, as a public relations strategy orchestrated by activists hoping to damage the corporation’s brand.

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Report: Low-Income Detroit Residents Once Again Face Water Shutoffs

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Thousands of Detroit residents will once again face having their water service shut off, according to a report by the ACLU of Michigan. Plans are being made by city officials to shut off water service for at least 26,000 Detroit residents.

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Iowa Supreme Court Considers State Constitutional Right to Abortion

During oral arguments in a case challenging the state's telemedicine abortion ban, Iowa Solicitor General Jeffery Thompson said he would not object to a ruling protecting abortion rights in the Iowa Constitution.

During oral arguments in a case challenging the state’s telemedicine abortion ban, Iowa Solicitor General Jeffery Thompson said he would not object to a ruling protecting abortion rights in the Iowa Constitution.

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