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The President’s Schizophrenia on the Working Class

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By Rena Steinzor and Matt Shudtz, Center for Progressive Reform President Obama’s approval rating is up to 50 percent for the first time in two years after a stellar period of national reconciliation and the safeguarding of Obamacare, his signature, and truly momentous, achievement.  The president, in fulfillment of his...
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Michigan v. EPA: Are Mercury Protections Worthwhile? We Know the Answer

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By Sanjay Narayan, Sierra Club Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Michigan v. EPA, siding with industry challengers to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, is bad news, for all the obvious reasons: the Standards save thousands of lives and prevent a host of illnesses, and protect children...
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What the New Proposed Overtime Rules Mean for Workers

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By Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute In 2014, President Obama directed the Department of Labor to update the threshold under which all workers are eligible for overtime pay. Today, the Department of Labor announced that it will raise the overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $50,440 by 2016. The threshold...
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Majority of Workers Who Will Benefit from Updated Overtime Rules are Women

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By Caroline Fredrickson, Economic Policy Institute A lot has changed since 1975. The Soviet Union collapsed, we fought (and are fighting still) several wars in the Middle East, same-sex marriage is now legal across the United States, we have our first African-American President, we have the internet. But what has...
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The Supreme Court Gives Power Plants a Mercury Break

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By Thomas McGarity, Center for Progressive Reform Yesterday, the Supreme Court in Michigan v. EPA threw out EPA’s regulations protecting the American public from mercury and other hazardous emissions of power plants. In another instance of judicial activism by the Roberts court, the majority refused to defer to EPA’s decision...
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Bad Policies Should Not Get a Free “Ride” on Spending Bills

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By Celia Wexler, Union of Concerned Scientists I try hard not to be cynical about Congress. I believe that in the House and Senate, many men and women of good will and their staffs work hard to advance policies that they believe will benefit the people they represent. Our elected representatives...
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Industry-Sponsored Poll Findings Demonstrate the Importance of Question Wording

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By Grace McRae, Sierra Club Last week, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released partial results of a poll they commissioned to gauge public opinion about the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new ozone standards. The headline of their press release, “More Americans Concerned with Economic Harm of Increasing Federal Regulations...
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An Updated Analysis of Who Would Benefit from an Increased Overtime Salary Threshold

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By Ross Eisenbrey and Will Kimball, Economic Policy Institute If salaried employees are paid less than the overtime salary threshold  (currently $23,660 in annual salary), they are entitled to overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. If however, they make more than the salary threshold,...
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Pennsylvania Residents Near Fracking Sites Report Health Problems

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Amanda Frank, Center for Effective Government Last week, Food & Water Watch released the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s log of health complaints from communities living near fracking sites. The logs include many of the health complaints that critiques have linked to fracking for years – and the state’s inadequate response....
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A Victory for Americans’ Safety: Senate Rejects Proposal that Would Have Crippled the National Weather Service

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By Daniel D’Arcy, Center for Effective Government As a college undergraduate, I majored in meteorology. When you walk into your first college meteorology class, you ask your classmates two questions: 1) Which weather event made you want to be a meteorologist? 2) Do you want to be a broadcast meteorologist...
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