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December 27, 2019
Robust Economy Is Lifting People Out of Poverty, Census Bureau Reports
Overall, more people are employed, and they are working more hours on the job, the Census Bureau reports.
December 11, 2019
California Reclassifies Contractors as Employees, Targeting the Sharing Economy
A.B. 5 is expected to affect up to one million contract workers statewide and upend the business models of ridesharing platforms such as Uber and Lyft.
November 14, 2019
Commentary: Thanks to Trump, Seven Million Americans Have Quit Food Stamps
The booming economy is the primary driver of the dramatic decrease.
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November 10, 2019
Labor Department Proposes Industry-Led Apprenticeship Programs
Currently, the private sector is largely excluded from creating certified apprenticeship programs, which are led by unions and local and state government entities.
October 14, 2019
Congress Considers Union-Supported Labor Law Rewrite
The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act working its way through Congress.
August 16, 2019
High Housing Costs Drive Exodus to Exurbs
Smaller cities in the United States are growing much more quickly than large ones, reversing a trend earlier in the 2010-2019 decade.

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February 14, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Every occupational license in Ohio will be put on a six-year clock for review and potential elimination under a bill passed by the legislature in December 2018.
January 23, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The Institute for Justice finds licensing barriers may cost the national economy more than 1.8 million jobs.
January 22, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Proposed rule focuses on tightening loopholes in SNAP’s work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents
January 8, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
State laws fail to consider ability to pay
December 13, 2018
By Owen Macaulay
Unemployment declines to the lowest level since 1969
October 12, 2018
The New Jersey General Assembly approved Gov. Phil Murphy’s substitute proposal for regulating African hair-braiding licensing after Murphy conditionally vetoed a bill that would have exempted hair braiders from the state’s regulations.
October 12, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance is considering a bill that would penalize business owners for hiring employees using federal entitlement programs, by increasing the corporate tax rate paid by owners.
October 12, 2018
By Savannah Edgens
The Michigan Legislature approved Legislative Initiated Petition 3, an indirect initiated state statute that will gradually increase the state’s minimum wage over the next four years.
September 23, 2018
The cost of some local and state government construction projects in Missouri will decrease now that Gov. Michael Parson has signed a bill reforming the state’s prevailing-wage law.
September 12, 2018
By Brandon Best
Voters in Missouri repealed a state law prohibiting forced union membership, preventing the law from going into effect nearly a year and a half after it was signed.