Stories tagged: "economy"


Photo courtesy Rep. Laurie Pohutsky.
Michigan’s ‘Shecession’ Could Set Working Women Back a Decade, But There Is a Plan to Help

The sharp decline of women in the workforce caused by the pandemic may have lasting damage on women's careers. That could set workplace equity back unless decisive action is taken.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) listens as Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivers the governor's State of the State speech at the state Capitol Jan. 22, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Wisconsin Republicans Wrongly Take Credit for $4.4 Billion Surplus. They Could Actually Cost the State Nearly $4 Billion.

Democrats mock GOP for trying to take credit for billions in surplus while simultaneously trying to strip away policies that led to the extra money.

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.

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Who’s Helping Virginia’s Houseless Students?

RICHMOND-Post-pandemic, Virginia districts need help reaching houseless students and money is available. But they have to ask.

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.

From L to R: Kyona Kelley, Porche Vann, Yeshera Douglas protest for higher wages outside a Little Caesar's in Fayetteville.
‘I Make Less Than a Two-Topping Pizza’: Inside NC’s Fight for a $15 Wage

As President Biden calls for a $15 federal minimum age, some in NC are struggling to make ends meet today.

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SNAP Applications Are Spiking. Advocates Say Congress Needs to Expand the Program Now.

Florida counties are seeing a surge of food insecurity. In Miami-Dade County, it has increased from 11.8% to 15.9%. In Bradford County, it has jumped to 19.1%, and in Marion County, it's at 17.9%.