Inflation Reduction Act's climate change funding takes aim at environmental inequity

Aug 9, 2022
The bill, which has passed in the Senate and is up for a vote in the House this week, would allocate tens of billions to communities which suffer disproportionately from the effects of climate change.
Climate change is making heat waves more frequent and hotter with large swathes of the U.S. currently under excessive heat warnings.
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Families are still struggling to find baby formula

Jun 6, 2022
Low-income households and families of color are getting hit hardest, despite federal efforts to ease the shortage.
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Facing bidding wars, more homebuyers are waiving contingencies

Apr 23, 2021
Contingencies allow buyers, under certain conditions, to renegotiate or even back out of a deal without losing money.
Buyer protections are often discarded in the current seller's market, which could squeeze out people who can’t afford a lot of risk.
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New York creates fund for undocumented workers

Apr 12, 2021
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected many groups, including undocumented immigrants. Lawmakers want them to be compensated.
Many jobs often done by undocumented immigrants, such as construction and food service, were cut back during the pandemic.
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COVID-19 "vaccine passports" worry public health experts

Mar 16, 2021
In theory, they make travel safer for all. In practice, they may deepen inequities around who gets to be vaccinated and mobile.
Hold tight to that vaccine certificate, especially if you want to travel internationally.
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Student loan debt adds to racial wealth disparities, research finds

The costs for Black borrowers to pursue a college have been growing exponentially.
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Why centering Black women in the economy could benefit everyone

Sep 1, 2020
Economist Janelle Jones has three words that sum up her idea for building an economy that works for everyone: Black Women Best.
Black women are typically one of the hardest hit groups in recessions and the last to benefit in recoveries. What would happen if economic policy was centered around helping them succeed?
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The need for an equity-based universal basic income

Aug 21, 2020
José Quiñonez says a targeted, data-driven system will help us during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A new report says wages are growing, but unequally

Feb 20, 2020
The Economic Policy Institute says the highest earners are getting the biggest raises.
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