"But today, while partisanship is sky high, the two camps are showing surprising signs of a truce. It’s a promising moment for change: Both sides just might agree on measures to help the millions of families that have been caught in the middle of the battle."
"Appearing at a candidate forum in late January, three likely Republican presidential contenders — Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul — all made a striking confession: They considered 'the increasing gap between rich and poor' to be a problem."
"Nashville is rising in national profile and quite literally: 30-story condominium towers are popping up downtown, modest homes are being torn down and replaced with 3,000-square-foot modern houses in East Nashville, and new restaurants, bars and clubs are opening seemingly every week. While the city is booming, incomes haven’t kept pace with costs. A c […]
"The real issue is the fact that minorities and low-income individuals are arrested and jailed at disproportionate rates in the first place. For instance, although African-Americans are only 25 percent of the population of Cook County, they comprise nearly 73 percent of arrestees in the county, and 67 percent of the daily population of the Cook County J […]
"Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the fees."
"This week, every senator and representative will receive a letter signed by more than 1,300 organizations from every state. Under the heading Strengthening America’s Values and Economy (SAVE) for All, the groups urge Congress to pass a budget that protects low-income people, invests in broadly shared prosperity, increases revenues from fair sources, an […]
"GRID Alternatives, in collaboration with Palo Verde College solar job trainees, has installed 13 systems in the valley since 2011. GRID Alternatives was able to expand the number of families and homes equipped with solar power and now offer the program to low-income families."