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3 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
Political and labor leaders ripped Tesoro on Tuesday for backing out of two volunteer worker-safety programs in 2012 as scrutiny of the company grew in the wake of two acid spills in less than a month that sent workers from its Golden Eagle oil refinery to the hospital.
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9 hrs ago | Media Matters for America
Despite mounting evidence that low minimum wages put pressure on government finances through the need for expanded safety net programs, over the past year, evening news programs on four major broadcast networks -- ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS -- have been largely silent about the public cost of low wages.
It may still only be 2014 on your Gregorian calendar, but for the political gossip press, it might as well be 2016 because it seems like all they can talk about is the presidential election that is 2.5 years away.
The U.S. Department of Education is allowing California to bypass federal requirements by giving standardized tests in math and reading to millions of public school students this spring without publicly reporting results or using them to hold schools or teachers accountable.
Some of the most productive farm land in the world is going fallow thanks to a man-made water shortage.
I can quibble here and there with the value he assigns to certain studies, but his conclusion is spot-on: "The best available evidence raises serious doubts that a large public investment in the expansion of pre-k for four-year-olds will have the long-term effects that advocates tout."
House Republicans continue targeting the president's signature health care law, casting their 50TH vote today to change it since seizing majority control in 2011.
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would cut food stamp spending by $4.6 billion a year, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress: According to the finding in this report a 10 percent increase in the minimum wage reduces SNAP enrollment by between 2.4 percent and 3.2 percent and reduces program expenditures by an ... (more)
If Congress hikes the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and ties it to inflation, it could reduce federal spending on food stamp benefits by $46 billion over 10 years, according to a new report released Wednesday by the left-leaning Center for American Progress.
Despite opposition from Republicans and business groups, President Barack Obama is picking up his campaign for an increase of the minimum wage.
In his more than 58 years in Congress, John Dingell has never been known to mince words.
Gene Sperling, director of the White House National Economic Council, talks on Feb. 11 at a breakfast with journalists sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor.