Economy, Education

Arizona is losing money on private school subsidies, research finds

Arizona is losing money on its private school subsidy programs, a policy paper from the Grand Canyon Institute recently found. Source: Arizona is losing money on private school subsidies, research finds "“(Arizona) spent $141 million to support just over 13,000 students,” lead researcher David Wells said, referring to the data from 2015 and 2016. “$10,700… Continue reading Arizona is losing money on private school subsidies, research finds

Economy, Education

Student Loan Watchdog Quits, Says Trump Administration ‘Turned Its Back’ On Borrowers : NPR

The nation's student loan watchdog has resigned from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, arguing that its current leadership has undermined efforts to protect student borrowers. Source: Student Loan Watchdog Quits, Says Trump Administration 'Turned Its Back' On Borrowers : NPR "You have used the bureau to serve the wishes of the most powerful financial companies… Continue reading Student Loan Watchdog Quits, Says Trump Administration ‘Turned Its Back’ On Borrowers : NPR

Economy

Lynn Stuart Parramore: Bankruptcy is increasingly a rite of passage for America’s seniors. It doesn’t have to be this way.

The wealthiest country in the world should be able to keep older people living in security and dignity. We just have to choose to do it. Source: Lynn Stuart Parramore: Bankruptcy is increasingly a rite of passage for America's seniors. It doesn't have to be this way. "The wealthiest country in the world should be… Continue reading Lynn Stuart Parramore: Bankruptcy is increasingly a rite of passage for America’s seniors. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Economy, OutlawDirtyMoney

APS gets even richer off you (thanks, Arizona Corporation Commission)

A rate increase that was supposed to generate $95 million a year in profits for APS has raked in $128 million in just 10 months. Source: APS gets even richer off you (thanks, Arizona Corporation Commission) The level of corporate influence and corruption in our state has become staggering! Working class Arizonans and their hard… Continue reading APS gets even richer off you (thanks, Arizona Corporation Commission)

Economy

Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich – The New York Times

A proposal under consideration at the Treasury Department would bypass Congress and use federal regulation to index capital gains for inflation, a $100 billion boost for high earners. Source: Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich - The New York Times “Independent analyses suggest that more than 97 percent of the benefits… Continue reading Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich – The New York Times

Economy, Environment

Heat waves 2018: the cost of climate change includes workers’ lives and lost productivity – Vox

Extreme heat has already killed several outdoor workers this summer. Source: Heat waves 2018: the cost of climate change includes workers’ lives and lost productivity - Vox Climate change is a human and economic crisis in Arizona as well as the nation. I will work to put Arizona in front of climate conscious policy and… Continue reading Heat waves 2018: the cost of climate change includes workers’ lives and lost productivity – Vox

Economy

Why millions of Americans are stuck in dead-end jobs – The Washington Post

Record-setting job growth is also leaving behind record numbers of people Source: Why millions of Americans are stuck in dead-end jobs - The Washington Post We have great unemployment numbers "but those numbers obscure the experiences of millions of part-timers, temps, older workers and others who have done everything right, but are still struggling to… Continue reading Why millions of Americans are stuck in dead-end jobs – The Washington Post

Economy

A minimum wage increase can help but won’t fix American workers’ stagnant pay

Corporate consolidation and the decline of unions mean that employers have no incentive to raise wages, even in a worker shortage. Source: A minimum wage increase can help but won't fix American workers' stagnant pay Raising the minimum wage will help but more is needed to strengthen our economy for working families. What employers have… Continue reading A minimum wage increase can help but won’t fix American workers’ stagnant pay