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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, demonstrators protesting what they say are low wages and improper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. Washington already has the nation’s highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there’s a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15. That would mean fast food workers, retail clerks, baristas and other minimum wage workers would get what protesters demanded when they shut down a handful of city restaurants in May and others demonstrated nationwide in July. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 8, 2014 | Blog

Immediately after the Occupy Wall Street protests began, candidates and elected officials started echoing its themes and the growing inequality in the country. Continue reading

Gov. Jerry Brown, center, responds to a question during a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 19, 2014 | Uncategorized

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: Jerry Brown signs a law requiring political nonprofits to identify donors; climate change in the Senate and more. Continue reading

In this photo from Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback answers questions about education funding an other issues. Brownback and legislators are waiting for a Kansas Supreme Court ruling on whether the state is spending enough money on its public schools. (AP Photo/John Milburn)
January 9, 2014 | Blog

Kansas, like North Carolina, has become a test bed for conservative policy-making. Continue reading

Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, pickets with the group near a taxi stand at Pennsylvania Station in New York on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007. As the city's two-day taxi job action draws to a finish, Desai once again confirmed her role in the city's labor movement and her willingness to make bold moves on behalf of her membership. (AP Photos/Peter Morgan
September 18, 2013 | Blog

The Labor Department and California raise the wages of the working poor — how about we share the wealth nationwide? Continue reading

FILE - In this May 16, 2012 file photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks in Fort Lauderdale. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, long opposed President Barack Obama's remake of the health insurance market. After President Obama won re-election, the Republican governor softened his tone. He said he wanted to "have a conversation" with the administration about implementing the 2010 law. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)
Updated August 15, 2013

See which governors with high numbers of uninsured constituents opted out of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, and which — like Florida’s Rick Scott — reluctantly jumped on board. Continue reading