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Study: Women Are Better Educated, But Poorer, Than Men

It will take more than a college degree to lift women out of poverty, according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

It will take more than a college degree to lift women out of poverty, according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

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The Next Wave of Contraceptive Challenges Hits the Appellate Courts

So far, the Obama administration has been undefeated in defending the accommodation process to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act. How long will that streak last?

So far, the Obama administration has been undefeated in defending the accommodation process to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act. How long will that streak last?

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Connecticut Bill Would Fine Corporations for Low Wages

Connecticut lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal that could effectively raise the minimum wage of many of the state's low-wage workers to $15 an hour.

Connecticut lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal that could effectively raise the minimum wage of many of the state’s low-wage workers to $15 an hour.

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Illinois Governor: State’s Economic Problems Create ‘Leverage’ for Austerity Measures

Illinois is facing budget crisis, and Gov. Bruce Raune has a plan to address the state’s financial woes that comes straight out of the playbook of Midwestern Republican governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin and Mitch Daniels in Indiana.

Illinois is facing budget crisis, and Gov. Bruce Raune has a plan to address the state’s financial woes that comes straight out of the playbook of Midwestern Republican governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin and Mitch Daniels in Indiana.

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Report: LA Minimum Wage Increase Would Be ‘Economic Stimulus’

The Los Angeles City Council is considering a proposal to raise the sprawling city’s minimum wage to $15.25 an hour, joining a handful of cities across the country taking steps to ensure the financial stability of some of their lowest-income residents.

The Los Angeles City Council is considering a proposal to raise the sprawling city’s minimum wage to $15.25 an hour, joining a handful of cities across the country taking steps to ensure the financial stability of some of their lowest-income residents.

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Wisconsin Republican Tries to Get Rid of Workers’ Weekends

The bill would allow employees to “voluntarily choose” to give up their legally-mandated one day off per calendar week.

The bill would allow employees to “voluntarily choose” to give up their legally-mandated one day off per calendar week.

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Seattle Wage Increase Takes Effect as Proponent Faces Electoral Challenge

Seattle’s minimum wage law went into effect on Wednesday, at a time when its most vocal proponent is facing fierce competition for her seat on the city council.

Seattle’s minimum wage law went into effect on Wednesday, at a time when its most vocal proponent is facing fierce competition for her seat on the city council.

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Walmart’s Wage Hike Still Puts Taxpayers on the Hook

Taxpayers spend $6.2 billion every year on public assistance for Walmart employees who make too little money to make ends meet.

Taxpayers spend $6.2 billion every year on public assistance for Walmart employees who make too little money to make ends meet, and according to a new report Walmart’s headline-grabbing minimum wage increase won’t do much to change that.

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Low-Income Communities Are Disproportionately Put at Risk for Health Problems

Exposure to pollution appears to be increasing the risk of acquired and congenital disabilities in low-income neighborhoods, a problem which is then compounded by poor access to health care—yet few are fighting to address it on a policy level.

Exposure to pollution appears to be increasing the risk of acquired and congenital disabilities in low-income neighborhoods, a problem which is then compounded by poor access to health care—yet few are fighting to address it on a policy level.

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Progressive ‘People’s Budget’ Gains Influence in Congress

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The alternative budget proposal from the Congressional Progressive Caucus has majority support from the House Democratic caucus for the first time in five years.

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