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April 13, 2020
On-line Lambda School Offers Students Income Share Agreements in lieu of Tuition
For-profit schools like Lambda are an important alternative to traditional universities that impose a heavy financial burden on students.
March 24, 2020
Ohio Legislature Considers Occupational-Licensing Reciprocity Bill
Recognizing other states' licenses would remove barriers to employment, says sponsor.
March 23, 2020
Ohio Experts Recommend Steps to Reduce the Economic/Financial Hardships of COVID-19
The Buckeye Institute recommends actions to reduce the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 Epidemic on Ohio's Economy.
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January 31, 2020
Pennsylvania Legislators Consider Occupational Licensing Reforms
Access to steady employment is necessary to reduce recidivism, but Pennsylvania, like many states, has made it exceedingly difficult for ex-felons to reenter the workforce.
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.

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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Voters in Missouri repealed a state law prohibiting forced union membership, preventing the law from going into effect nearly a year and a half after it was signed.
August 16, 2018
By Samantha Fillmore
New York state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D¬¬¬–Manhattan) announced he will sponsor a bill to allow public-sector unions in the state to receive taxpayer funding to reimburse the costs of collective bargaining and contract administration.
August 14, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
Voters in Mountain View, California will consider whether to increase the local business license tax in this November’s election.
August 14, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would use Social Security to finance a new paid parental-leave benefit for couples with new children.
August 14, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
Americans are continuing to return to work and stay employed in 2018 as the American economic machine continues to roar, according to new statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
July 12, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled governments may not deduct union dues from the paychecks of public sector employees without their consent.
July 12, 2018
By Joshua Paladino
In a move that will reduce the cost of government construction projects, the state of Michigan is repealing its prevailing-wage law.
July 11, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
New contracts between a labor union representing hospitality workers in Las Vegas, Nevada and some of the city’s largest casinos and hotels include new financial compensation and job placement plans for union members displaced by automation.
June 12, 2018
By Madeline Fry
Gretchen Whitmer, a candidate in the Michigan Democratic Party gubernatorial primary, says she will work to repeal the state’s right-to-work (RTW) law, if selected by her party and elected in November.
June 11, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
Voters in Missouri will decide whether a state law prohibiting forced union membership goes into effect, nearly a year and a half after it was signed into law.
May 17, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
The New Hampshire state Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee rejected a bill that would have created a state commission for reviewing occupational licensing rules.
May 15, 2018
By Paige Anderson
Nearly half of Americans surveyed in a new poll say the government should give financial assistance to individuals put out of work by artificial intelligence (AI) or other technological advances.
May 15, 2018
By Paige Anderson, Ashley Herzog
More Americans have been getting back to work and staying employed in 2018, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
May 15, 2018
By Lindsey Curnutte
Otero County, New Mexico commissioners approved an ordinance prohibiting businesses from requiring union membership as a condition of employment.
May 14, 2018
By Brandi Wielgopolski
The Kentucky state Supreme Court will hear a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law prohibiting unions from requiring all employees to pay dues in unionized workplaces.
May 8, 2018
By Clifford Thies
During the Obama years, critics of the administration pointed to falling labor force participation as the primary "cause" of the falling unemployment rate.
April 26, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
The South Carolina state Senate Committee on Medical Affairs approved a bill to join an interstate compact synchronizing licensing regulations governing emergency medical technicians (EMTs) with those of 12 other states.