Restoring Overtime Will Benefit Millions of Working People

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By Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute For more than two years, the Obama administration has been working on restoring and strengthening working people’s right to receive overtime pay for working more than 40 hours per week. It’s been reported that the salary threshold under which all...
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Why Would Congress Vote to Keep Carrots Out of Corner Stores?

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By Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Union of Concerned Scientists Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed a new requirement for retailers that redeem federal SNAP (formerly food stamp) benefits: they should carry more nutritious foods in their stores. The goal is a laudable...
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Climate Change Increases Need for Reform of Nonpoint Source Pollution and Stream Flow Approaches

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By William Andreen, Center for Progressive Reform The Clean Water Act has been a success in many ways. The discharge of pollutants from both industrial and municipal point sources has plummeted, the loss of wetlands has been cut decisively, and water quality has improved broadly across the...
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