"Mayor de Blasio on will sign an executive order implementing a massive expansion of the city's living-wage law Tuesday, increasing the hourly rate from $11.90 to $13.13, according to a report. The order will have an immediate effect on employees working on commercial projects that have received more than $1 million in subsidies from the city, The […]
"I believe that nobody who works for a living should ever have to raise a child in poverty. That is why I recently introduced an ordinance in the City Council to raise the minimum wage to $13 per hour in Chicago by 2018 and tie it to inflation. That way, as the cost of essentials goes up, so will the family's income. That is also why I recently sig […]
"Gov. Gary Herbert isn't ready yet to announce a final deal has been reached with the federal government on his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, even though he's holding his annual health summit today. The governor will only be able to provide an update on the ongoing negotiations with the Obama administration in his opening add […]
"When Gov. John Kasich bucked his party to accept the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in Ohio, the fight wasn't over. In a fraught political maneuver in 2013, the Ohio Controlling Board voted to accept about $2.6 billion from the federal government over 18 months to expand eligibility to low-income single adults and more parents."
"Baltimore's Episcopal Housing Corp. wants to build a new 12-unit efficiency apartment building for homeless individuals. Episcopal Housing is in talks with the city about potential sites for the project and is searching for grant and foundation funding. The building would need between 6,000 square feet and 10,000 square feet of space, ideally near […]
"A year ago, hospitals worried that they’d lose money and have to cut staff or expenses because of the Affordable Care Act. The full results are not in yet, but in some areas, hospitals report seeing gains, not losses. For President Barack Obama’s administration, these gains, largely from hospitals seeing more patients who have health insurance, are par […]
"A new analysis of raising South Dakota ’s minimum wage found as many as 34,000 workers would be directly affected but up to 357 jobs could be lost in the process. The non-partisan South Dakota Budget and Policy Institute issued an analysis of Initiated Measure 18, which seeks to raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50 an hour. The an […]
"GOV. TERRY McAuliffe announced a worthwhile campaign and admirable goal last week to draw attention to a shameful problem: Hundreds of Virginians who served their country are homeless. The '100 Day Challenge' began Wednesday, an initial effort to house as many veterans as possible by year's end. It's part of an expansive goal to fin […]
"Nationally, women head just 22 percent of all working families, but they are nearly 40 percent of all low-income working families. And the trajectory is getting worse: Between 2007 and 2012, the share of low-income working families headed by women increased from 54 to 58 percent."
"Enrollment in Medicaid is surging as a result of the Affordable Care Act, but the Obama administration and state officials have done little to ensure that new beneficiaries have access to doctors after they get their Medicaid cards, federal investigators say in a new report. The report, to be issued this week by the inspector general at the Department […]