Restore Overtime Pay: For Fairness, For Families, For Freedom

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By Katherine McFate, Center for Effective Government In 1975, almost two thirds of all American workers were covered by overtime rules.  After a person worked 40 hours a week, the law required her employer to pay “time and half” in wages.  This made the boss think hard about demanding long......
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The Value of Public Service

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By Donald Cohen, In the Public Interest We hear so much about ‘big government’ burdening ‘job creators’ with excessive ‘red tape’ and ‘bureaucracy,’ but that rhetoric isn’t new. Even in the decades after the New Deal, when workers had more power than they do today, and the government was...
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Farm Bureau Loses Another Clean Water Case

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By Evan Isaacson, Center for Progressive Reform This week provided another important legal decision in the fight to regulate polluted runoff from agriculture.  A California lower court on Tuesday ordered the State Water Quality Control Board to reconsider its ineffective regulations on...
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Living in Another World: Dirty-Energy State Attorneys General Attack Clean Power Plan (Again)

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By David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council The attorneys general of West Virginia and 14 other states filed another premature, defective lawsuit today in an effort to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Nothing new here. Their latest case comes the same...
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The Clean Power Plan and Environmental Justice: Part Two

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By Alan Kaswan, Center for Progressive Reform Yesterday in this space, I discussed how stringent Clean Power Plan targets are critical to achieving significant aggregate co-pollutant reductions that will indirectly benefit many overburdened communities. Today, I turn to classic environmental...
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