Pennsylvania residents convicted of felony drug crimes could be denied food assistance by the state after completing their prison sentences, under a Republican-sponsored bill that advocates say is both mean-spirited and counterproductive.
Actors and their supporters alike have launched a variety of campaigns over the past few months issuing calls to action around the gender pay gap in Hollywood. Let’s continue fighting not just for the few in the limelight who have made it, but also for the many who haven’t.
Every employee of state government’s executive branch will see their pay increased from $7.25 an hour to at least $10.10 per hour. The increase will take effect July 1.
California lawmakers are once again looking to repeal a provision of the state’s welfare program that denies additional assistance to women whose family size increases while they are receiving benefits.
The Roberts Court on Monday agreed to consider limits on the ability of workers to form class-actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The Women’s Lobby of Colorado’s legislative scorecard shows that women and Democrats in the state legislature were more committed to “issues that are important to women” than Republicans and men, but, overall, little progress has been made on gender equity.
Right-to-work policies, pushed by right-wing think tanks like the American Legislative Exchange Council, have become commonplace even in states with strong union traditions.
The federal lawsuit claims an Arizona requirement that mandates doctors tell patients both orally and in writing that medication abortions can be reversed is unconstitutional.
The Affordable Care Act, in its first year of implementation in California, has expanded health insurance to people who have been historically underserved by the health-care system, especially Latinos and low-income people.
An Economic Policy Institute report shows that more than 40 percent of people in the Denver area are scraping by economically.