Michigan State Senators Take Minimum Wage Challenge to Highlight Need for Better Pay

As part of the National Week of Action for Real Prosperity Across America, State Senators Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D-Taylor) recently took the minimum wage challenge of trying to buy groceries for an entire week on just $42.

Living On The Minimum Wage In Connecticut As State Makes History

In advance of Connecticut's history-making minimum wage increase and as part of the National Week of Action for Real Prosperity Across America, Connecticut State Senator Gary Holder-Winfield takes the Grocery Challenge.

Pennsylvania State Sen. Daylin Leach: A Minimum Wage Hike Is Long Past Due

What would a minimum wage increase mean for Pennsylvanians? State Sen. Daylin Leach responds to flawed NFIB opinion piece: A Minimum Wage Hike Is Long Past Due.

National Organizations To Broadcast Channels: Cover The High Cost Of Low Wages

Last week, Progressive States Network joined a national coalition letter to the broadcast channels urging them to make their coverage of the minimum wage more informative, particuarly with respect to the high public cost of low wages.  

Map of the Week: Minimum Wage Momentum Across The States

Against the backdrop of the President's call in the State of the Union for raising the federal minimum wage, the states are already pushing ahead. Map: minimum wage momentum across the states.

Show Me The Money! Freeing Up State Budgets By Ending Wasteful Corporate Giveaways

Two major reports are out today showing how reining in wasteful corporate tax loopholes and subsidies can free up state budgets to fund our shared priorities, like retirement security. Read on for more information about Good Jobs First's "Putting State Pension Costs in Context" and U.S. PIRG's "Closing the Billion Dollar Loophole."

Map of the Week: Unequal Economic Mobility Across the States

Today, Americans' ability to go from being poor to rich varies with where they live. This map shows a key measure of opportunity in America: economic mobility.

Guest Blogger: State Rep. Dan Frankel, Founder & Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus

State Rep. Dan Frankel, the Founder & Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus, is our Guest Blogger today. Read on to learn more about the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health -- and its special significance for today, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.


Pennsylvania Agenda For Women's Health: Going Beyond Playing Defense

Today, on the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, Pennsylvania legislators are shining a spotlight on the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health. Reflecting a cross-section of issues and concerns facing women and families today, the Agenda is designed to go beyond playing defense and advance a slate of proactive women's health priorities.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy

More than fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. captivated the nation with his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. His words signaled that the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom would continue, just as his life and work continue to inspire Americans from all walks of life. Today, we celebrate Dr. King's extraordinary legacy and look ahead to the challenges facing us in realizing his vision.