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Recent EARN reports:

Reinstating Kentucky's Tax on Extreme Wealth a Part of Making State Taxes Fair and Adequate
Kentucky Center for Economic Policy (KY), September, 2015

No drop in Louisiana Poverty in 2014
Louisiana Budget Project (LA), September 2015

Georgia's Workforce Development, Economy Damaged by Barriers to Higher Education for Undocumented Students
Georgia Budget & Policy Institute (GA), September, 2015

It Is All About Revenue: A Common Sense Solution for Illinois' Fiscal Solvency
Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (IL), September 2015

Poverty, Median Income, and Health Insurance in Connecticut: Summary of 2014 ACS Census Data
Connecticut Voices for Children (CT), September 2015

Colorado Economic Recovery Can Reach More Coloradans by Protecting the EITC, CTC and Medicaid Expansions
Colorado Fiscal Institute (CO), September 2015

New Poverty Figures Underscore that California Should Do More to Ensure the State's Economy Works for Everyone
California Budget & Policy Center (CA), September, 2015

Arkansas Schools Still Disproportionately Punishing Black Students
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AR), September 2015

Return on Education: Arizona Schools Count on Prop. 301 Sales Tax
Children's Action Alliance (AZ), September, 2015

What is the Johnson County Impact of a $10.10 Minimum Wage?
Iowa Policy Project (IA), August, 2015

Medicaid at 50: Transforming Lives through Better Health
Voices for Illinois Children (IL), July 2015

How the U.S. Government Is Making Washington, D.C. the Capitol of Inequality
DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DC), July 2015

Outside the Box: An Approach to Promoting and Increasing Opportunities for People with Criminal Records
Colorado Center on Law & Policy (CO), July, 2015

Shorted: Wage Theft, Time Theft, and Discrimination in San Diego County Restaurant Jobs
Center on Policy Initiatives (CA), June 2015


Raising America's Pay
A multiyear research and public education initiative to make wage growth an urgent national policy priority. By explaining wage and benefit patterns—and the role of labor market policies and practices in suppressing pay—the initiative is identifying policies that will generate broad-based wage growth. 

The State Innovation Exchange (SiX)
A one-stop, web-based, public library of progressive law on a wide range of issues in state and local policy.

State of Working ... Reports
A compilation of reports created by EARN groups to describe economic conditions in their states and make policy recommendations.

The Future of Work in the States - A Special EARN Initiative

Building the Middle Class
A source for essential information, research, and analysis about the core set of public policies, programs, and fiscal choices that underpin a strong middle class.

State Employment/Unemployment Indicators
Monthly Analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' states employment report.

Distressed States
A series of briefs describing the economic challenges facing many states.

Stimulus in the States
Links and resources about the recovery plan and how states are using the funds.

A comprehensive, independent analysis
of the U.S. labor market