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Advocates Praise Expanded Child Tax Credit for Helping Arizona Families Make Ends Meet

More than $352 million in expanded Child Tax Credit payments were given to Arizona families last month, averaging $444 per household.

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How Arizona Is Keeping Special Interests Out of Local Elections

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission provides public funding to candidates who pledge to not accept donations from PACs or special interest groups.

A bill in the state legislature would eliminate a sales tax on menstrual products that many say discriminates against women.
North Carolina Women Are Taxed $8 Million a Year for Tampons. New Legislation Could End That.

North Carolina is one of 30 states that tax menstrual products but there's a push to repeal this "pink tax" that women largely pay for these essential items.

Democratic U.S. House Rep. Deborah Ross in a 2016 file photo. Ross' attempts at passing equal pay legislation failed in the North Carolina General Assembly in years past, but Democrats in the state legislature say there's new momentum for the bill today. (Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
‘Women in Our State Deserve to be Paid Fairly’: North Carolina Democrats File Gender Pay Gap Legislation

Why supporters in North Carolina say there’s real momentum to address longtime pay gaps between men and women.

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COVID-19 Infections and Deaths Increase With Higher Income Inequality, Study Finds

The data shows that “high levels of income inequality harm population health, irrespective of racial or ethnic composition.”

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‘I Have No Savings’: What It’s Like to Be a Low-Wage Retail Worker in Georgia

“Even though I'm a manager since I'm only part-time, I don't qualify for any benefits, so I have to pay out of pocket for things like health and dental insurance, but I don't actually make enough money to afford it.”

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Biden Could Save Taxpayers $2.6 Billion if He Pulls the Plug on Border Wall

When the president-elect assumes office, his administration will be allowed to terminate or modify contracts with the construction firms building the wall.