New Report: How to Build a Regulatory System for a More Just and Equitable America

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform Last week’s televised climate town hall saw several Democratic presidential candidates outline an impressive array of policies that, if implemented effectively, offer some measure of hope for averting the worst consequences of the climate...
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More Than Eight Million Workers Will Be Left Behind by the Trump Overtime Rule

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By Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its final overtime rule, which will set the salary threshold under which salaried workers are automatically entitled to overtime pay to $35,568 a year. The rule leaves behind millions of workers who...
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History Repeats: Congress Takes on Tobacco Industry Again

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By Matt Wellington, U.S. PIRG Nicotine use was a big part of American culture until the past few decades, when society started holding tobacco companies accountable for the deadly addiction they promoted. But nicotine is back in a big way as the drug of choice for a new generation using...
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